Originally Posted by angelballer
Yet no one really blames him on this year's bowl ban. The dude got a standing ovation today. The bowl ban was all Gene Smith.
you should because the bowl ban happened because he lied to the NCAA about knowledge of the improper benefits. the doug archie emails sent in april told him...
the NCAA had its hearing in august where he said [I had no idea].... without that its just a few scholly reductions, which don't really hurt programs of that magnitude much..
or he could have self imposed a bowl ban while he was still coach, and then last year when you weren't that good continues to not matter.
he poorly handled the emails, the hearing, the information release, the aftermath (self imposing sanctions), how his players handled april-august of that year, and refused to believe he could get caught.
99% of the tOSU fan base is blind (not to say much Of my owns isn't). much like every other school's their faith isn't based in reality but an idea. if bama has damning sanctions saban is still going to be heralded in the same manner as bryant...because of the wins on the field.