'Bumping' up against rules

'Bumping' up against rules

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 2, 2008, titled 'Bumping' up against rules. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The NCAA Division I Manual uses 165 words to define the term "contact." Gerry DiNardo needed only three: "the bump rule." He knew exactly what type of contact was forbidden when he walked into a New Jersey high ...

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D Gator

AOL

#1 Feb 3, 2008
UF cheats, deal with it. Urban is God.
Who cares

Somerset, KY

#2 Feb 3, 2008
It's very simple. Coaches that don't cheat don't win. Thus, they lose their jobs. Is this true of all coaches? No, because a few coaches and schools have reputations that do the recruiting for them. But it might be interesting to ask some of the winning coaches how they got to wheter they are. Are they all bad people because they cheat? It depends on your point of view. High school athletes shop around for the best deal. The non-cheaters will offer a young man free tuition and room and board. Cheaters will offer a paying job where the young man does not need to work, fantastic deals on cars and clothing(often free), and other benefits. Inner city athletes growing up poor take all they can get, regardless of the rules. Then there is the former pro coach, now in college, that tells a young man that he knows how the system works and will get him into the pros. Face it, there is no point to following the rules, when everyone is cheating and you know you will lose and lose your job anyway. And what is the penalty for getting caught? The institution takes the penalties, not the coaches. The coaches get hired somewhere else. The NCAA canot change things. Nothing will change until college presidents say enough is enough. But I won't hold my breath. Rich boosters want the college to win. Even college presidents lose their jobs when boosters want a college to win before writing their checks.
tmc1

Australia

#3 Feb 4, 2008
It is hard to believe the comment you made on Nick Saban at alabama... He is having an outstanding recruiting year but....He has to be the most watched coach in college football history..... If the man goes to the bathroom he has to call a press conference to get permission, otherwise, the next day the papers are throwing him under a bus....
SEC

Bogart, GA

#4 Feb 4, 2008
tmc1, not everyone has such a high opinion of Saban as you seem to. He's a good coach but he's ruthless and leaves a body count in his wake. You either love him or hate him. He's also under tremendous pressure from a title-hungry fan base that wants to promote him as the second coming of Bear Bryant.(Remember when Spurrier was the "evil genius" at Florida? He has mellowed a lot since then.)

I would not be surprised if he pushes the limits, and I am sure he's not alone. But as much of a microscope as he's under, I also hope he doesn't cross the line. The SEC doesn't need a black eye.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#5 Feb 4, 2008
tmc1 wrote:
It is hard to believe the comment you made on Nick Saban at alabama... He is having an outstanding recruiting year but....He has to be the most watched coach in college football history..... If the man goes to the bathroom he has to call a press conference to get permission, otherwise, the next day the papers are throwing him under a bus....
good post I'm with you !!!!!
Logical Texan

Magnolia, TX

#7 Feb 5, 2008
If you are going to mention that several people interviewed for the story state that Nick Saban is the worst violator of a rule, you must mention names; otherwise, people, like me, will call your bluff!
He is one of the most hated coaches in the game because of his relentless effort and demand that all who work for him show the same. Watch tomorrow to see what class ends up as the #1 class in the nation based on the majority of evaluators. Mark my words......It will be Alabama, and "Thank you Nick Saban!" in advance!

On a side note, I interviewed several people before I posted, and I was told that you are only seeking ratings for your article, and you have no "inside sources"! I was also told by these numerous sources that you are actually in awe of Nick Saban's talent, work ethic, and compensation package!(You name yours, and I'll name mine!)
imissimissimiss- imake

United States

#8 Feb 7, 2008
The NCAA needs to do whatever it takes, within the rules of course, to get rid of Nick Saban. He is BAD for college football and college athletics generally. What's truly sad is lots of kids are buying hislies. Crash and burn coming...CNS walk, kids will be victims. Time bomb.
Great class, Bama.

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