McRae ineligible; UT hopes to get him back soon

Tennessee freshman Jordan McRae, shown during a workout last month at Pratt Pavilion, has eligibility issues that are being sorted out by the school.

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Tennessee freshman Jordan McRae, shown during a workout last month at Pratt Pavilion, has eligibility issues that are being sorted out by the school.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tennessee freshman Jordan McRae is not eligible to play in games because of his role in an apparent NCAA recruiting violation, according to multiple sources within the UT athletic department.

He has continued to practice with the men's basketball team, and according to the sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the restoration of his eligibility is not yet complete, McRae is expected to regain his eligibility soon.

McRae was one of three high school juniors who went to coach Bruce Pearl's home during an unofficial visit on Sept. 20, 2008, for a cookout.

Pearl said that at the time of the visit he told McRae and the other visitors - Josh Selby, who's now at Kansas, and Aaron Craft, who's at Ohio State - that their presence at his home was a violation.

The circumstances of the visit were detailed in a Sept. 9 letter from UT athletic director Mike Hamilton notifying Pearl that his previous contract was being terminated as a result of potential NCAA violations that he committed or was involved in.

Pearl has been offered a new contract which has yet to be signed. The new contract reflects the university's self-imposed sanction that he lose $1.5 million over the next five years.

McRae's eligibility came into question because of his attendance at the cookout.

McRae also was involved in a self-reported institutional violation - considered secondary in nature - that UT submitted to the NCAA on April 9, 2010.

McRae's official visit to UT, in October of 2009, involved his family checking in hours earlier than expected at the Knoxville Marriott Hotel where UT athletic programs commonly host visiting prospects.

Information pertaining to the hotel recruiting violations was released to the News Sentinel by the UT athletic department under a public records request.

UT assistant coach Jason Shay was found to have misapplied the early arrival rule concerning official visits.

He subsequently received a letter of reprimand.

UT's self-report states that it became aware of the hotel-visit violations in late Jan. 2010, when it received the post-official visit paperwork from the Vols' men's basketball office.

The Sept. 20, 2008, visits have been at the center of the NCAA's probe into the UT men's basketball program.

Pearl misled investigators during a June 14 interview when he was asked about a photo taken of him and Craft at his home during the Sept. 20, 2008, visits.

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richvol writes:

This boy may not be reinstated at all and it's Pearl's fault. On top of lying about his misdeeds Pearl was stupid for even wanting to bring these kids to his home. What did he think...that his million dollar home was going to make a difference in the mind of these kids about where they wanted to play basketball? Ridiculous.

Pearl has character issues going back to his days at MW and,self admittedly,includes his actions in his marriage. No one is perfect but he is in a very important position of leadership in a nationwide spotlight and he has acted stupidly. I did not want to lose Pearl but my conviction is wavering. I certainly don't advocate keeping him over the reputation of the University...and I don't care if "everyone else is doing it."

Irwin_Linker writes:

Checking in early to a Marriott is a violation? I used to work at Marriott while I was in school. We let people check in early all the time. It's only a matter of when the room is ready for occupancy.

I can't believe that is being discussed as a violation.

GerryOP writes:

And so it begins... Does anyone else get the feeling that the NCAA is starting to tighten the screws.

Love ya' Bruce ... but ...

AlpharettaVol writes:

Coach Pearl told him it was a violation of NCAA rules and left it up to the kid to decide whether or not he wanted to break the rules? This is idiotic! The more I hear about this situation the more embarrassed I am for our school.

MrsFish writes:

Are Josh Selby and Aaron Craft ineligible also? If not, why? They violated the rules just as much as McRae and Pearl. Shouldn't they working on getting reinstated too. Just because they didn't come to play here doesn't mean they didn't break the rules as well.

vols1990 writes:

the violation involving the marriott is an issue because an official visit is only supposed to last 48 hours and since he checked in early his visit ran over the 48 hour limit.

uttcut writes:

I'll feel much better if/when Bruce signs that new contract.

dcap8424 writes:

in response to MrsFish:

Are Josh Selby and Aaron Craft ineligible also? If not, why? They violated the rules just as much as McRae and Pearl. Shouldn't they working on getting reinstated too. Just because they didn't come to play here doesn't mean they didn't break the rules as well.

Selby is ineligible at the moment. Bill Self thinks he'll be able to play though. Haven't heard anything about Craft.

Smokey91 writes:

I love Coach Pearl, but you never put a kid in that position. Of course he wanted to go. If Coach knew it was a violation, he should have never presented the opportunity to him. The more I hear about this stuff, the more disappointed and disillusioned I become. What ever happened to integriy and doing the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. Come on Coach, you are better than this.

GerryOP writes:

What is the process to get from "...ineligible to play this season because of his role in apparent NCAA recruiting violations..." to "... he’s expected to regain his eligibility soon?"

Just curious...

the58vol writes:

Bruce is gone.... His nit signing the new contract tells us all he has no intention of losing out on the $1.5 mil.....he will ultimately step aside....let the smoke clear and resurface somewhere else for even more cash..... The NCAA coaching ranks are loaded with this exact model... Cash vs. Character....Cash has been winning for a long time...

MidTennVol writes:

the mistake that keeps on giving...

OrangePride writes:

This is like a bad nightmare that refuses to go away. And part of the reason for that is new information keeps coming to light. It's possible the University had all this knowledge much earlier, but every time something new comes out in the press, it just reopens the entire mess. We need it done with one way or the other. BP needs to either sign the darn contract or not. He needs to make sure that EVERY item of this is open and above board if that has not been done. And Hamilton needs to give BP a firm deadline for a decision.....in or out. I love BP and all he has done, but the University can not have a black eye a week and lose our entire focus for the season. So.....MH! Get control of this situation or it might be YOU who does not have a contract.

GO VOLS!

theoldbear writes:

Not knowing the rules is one thing. Breaking the rules that you know is another. Telling recruits that you are breaking the rules, and making them and their famiies "con-conspiritors"is reprehensible.

I am ashamed of Bruce Pearl, and embarrassed for the University of Tennessee.

While he may be retained as the coach, and while I will always be a Vol fan, I have lost respect for Bruce Pearl as a coach and as a leader.

I thought he was a man of character, with ethical standards. Obviously not.

lomas98 writes:

in response to wallandhiker:

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So you think he should be able to lie to the NCAA? The actual violations at this point are moot. If he would have admitted to it when first asked it would have probably been a slap on the wrist because as we know "everyone is probably doing something". He flat out lied, made his assistants lie, then he retracted his comment. Not only did it make him look bad, but his assistants to. The violations such as length of stay at a Marriott is something everyone does. Coaches can push the envelope with some things, but you cannot have recruits over to your house and then lie about it.

Orangeblood13 writes:

in response to richvol:

This boy may not be reinstated at all and it's Pearl's fault. On top of lying about his misdeeds Pearl was stupid for even wanting to bring these kids to his home. What did he think...that his million dollar home was going to make a difference in the mind of these kids about where they wanted to play basketball? Ridiculous.

Pearl has character issues going back to his days at MW and,self admittedly,includes his actions in his marriage. No one is perfect but he is in a very important position of leadership in a nationwide spotlight and he has acted stupidly. I did not want to lose Pearl but my conviction is wavering. I certainly don't advocate keeping him over the reputation of the University...and I don't care if "everyone else is doing it."

rich
take your babble somewhere where someone cares
he came forward, came clean and is dealing with the crime
sources say Mcrae will be back with the team, can you read?

take it elsewhere

Orangeblood13 writes:

Bruce Pearl is my coach for my school

my kids can play for him any day

SATCHMOE writes:

People, please stop all the surmizing. Bruce said he did not want to leave and won't. It's a shame that the rules are so petty, but they are what they are and where broken. I love my University and hope that she stands behind our coach and defends him because he has done something no other has before him. I think its time that we work and support those that are in adversity instead of judging,persecuting,and kicking them to the curb. I for one am tired of all this, but it does seem that we are receiving more attention (NCAA) than others. Those who sling chit will eventually get hit by what they throw

TommyJack writes:

In the grand scheme of NCAA basketball, I would say BP's transgressions are about a 2 on a 10 scale.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

Fellas...
I think you are a little bit too 'media-abused'. They (media) do it to you all the time in politics, 'sex' scandals, and sports.

Example:

The event: your kid's school calls you and says "Johnny's going to detention today, he broke a school rule; he spit on another kid"

You are upset, but you say 'okay'.
That night, Johnny says "it was an accident"

-Next day, the letter in the mail comes home that says "Johnny spit on another kid, but not out of anger. Still, it's a violation". You sign it, send it back.
-Next week, in conferences, you see the councilor:
"Johnny and Frankie where playing spit, fart, and burp. Who could be the loudest or spit the furthest". You think, "how stupid, but they ARE boys".
-Then you see the teacher:
"Johnny spits all the time; he thinks it's funny"
Finally, you see Frankie's mother: "That Johnnie, he's always trying to spit on Frankie".

By the end of the night, you feel like Johnnie is a born-again thug, an animal. Then, you stop and think:
"Frankie's mother is a female dog, always has been, and Frankie's a little snot"
and
"Johnnie's teacher hasn't liked him ever since he made a 'fat joke', and boy, is she fat!!!"
You finally think:
"you know, the councilor told me all I needed to know"
------------------
Long story short:
KNS is playing us like a fiddle: a little here, a little there. If you just compile it into one story, you get it:
"Bruce was a dumb-a##, maybe had been drinking. invited kids over, which was stupid. lied about it, even more stupid.

Now on probation with U of T, and getting his butt reamed financially. UT may suffer sanctions."

See the diff?? Nice and short and to the point.

skm writes:

in response to AlpharettaVol:

Coach Pearl told him it was a violation of NCAA rules and left it up to the kid to decide whether or not he wanted to break the rules? This is idiotic! The more I hear about this situation the more embarrassed I am for our school.

get a grip. it's a secondary. this happens way more than you think.

Lizardgrad89 writes:

in response to the58vol:

Bruce is gone.... His nit signing the new contract tells us all he has no intention of losing out on the $1.5 mil.....he will ultimately step aside....let the smoke clear and resurface somewhere else for even more cash..... The NCAA coaching ranks are loaded with this exact model... Cash vs. Character....Cash has been winning for a long time...

Coaches contracts are very complex these days. The last time Urban Meyer got a new contract, it took him 6 months to sign it. Same with Billy Donovan after his new contract. I remember Kentucky's last coach worked for a year under a "memorandum of understanding" before signing his contract.

The delay means nothing. It's normal.

Coaches get paid a lot of money these days, and the lawyer wants to make sure he (or she) can get a nice big chunk of that pie, so he (or she) looks over every word 5 times before green lighting it.

FearlessFreep writes:

The more that comes to light about this, the more I think Bruce Pearl, sadly, needs to resign. If he does not resign, he needs to be fired.

This is coming from someone who longed for UT to be relevant in basketball again .. knowing that Pearl's departure may put UT right back into the nuclear winter of mediocrity.

But right and wrong are clear, and Pearl violated the rules knowingly, and more importantly tried to cover it up. As painful of a separation as it may be, it's the right thing to do.

veinsoforange writes:

in response to OrangePride:

This is like a bad nightmare that refuses to go away. And part of the reason for that is new information keeps coming to light. It's possible the University had all this knowledge much earlier, but every time something new comes out in the press, it just reopens the entire mess. We need it done with one way or the other. BP needs to either sign the darn contract or not. He needs to make sure that EVERY item of this is open and above board if that has not been done. And Hamilton needs to give BP a firm deadline for a decision.....in or out. I love BP and all he has done, but the University can not have a black eye a week and lose our entire focus for the season. So.....MH! Get control of this situation or it might be YOU who does not have a contract.

GO VOLS!

Who are you kidding????

It won't go away because KNS continues their efforts to stir up as much non-pertinent chit as possible.

There is obviously bad blood between UT Athletics and KNS at some level/rank.

The ugliness that continues to surface is past the point of ridiculous!

First it was Adams and now it is Grif. I used to like and respect ole Grif but he's a definite bottom feeder now!

dvols writes:

bottom line is ....calipari still has a job

no problem here for bruce....duh

orangeman1 writes:

I love Bruce Pearl as UT's basketball coach, but I cant believe an adult who is supposed to be looking out for "his" players would knowingly tell Mcrae that he has violating NCAA rules by coming to his house , then leave it up the the 16 year old to make the decision. That just seems pretty low down. He jeopardized this kids future for his own personal gain knowingly. That just doesnt sit well with me and shouldnt sit well with any future recruits or their parents. If I had a kid being recruited, this incident would not make me feel comfortable that my 17 years olds best interests were being looked out for by the coach thats recruiting him

volboy81 writes:

is it an NCAA violation to breath the same air as a possible recruit?

lomas98 writes:

in response to wallandhiker:

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I would never lie to my boss if asked about something that if it was proven the other way would be grounds for termination. Sure coaches lie to recruits and families of recruits, the media, to other coaches, etc. If you are asked a question about a possible violation, you should take the penalty that comes with it. However dumb the rules are, they are the rules that athletic programs must follow. Take all the secondary violations you want, but please tell the truth about all of them and that is all they will be.

The_Mayor writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

Fellas...
I think you are a little bit too 'media-abused'. They (media) do it to you all the time in politics, 'sex' scandals, and sports.

Example:

The event: your kid's school calls you and says "Johnny's going to detention today, he broke a school rule; he spit on another kid"

You are upset, but you say 'okay'.
That night, Johnny says "it was an accident"

-Next day, the letter in the mail comes home that says "Johnny spit on another kid, but not out of anger. Still, it's a violation". You sign it, send it back.
-Next week, in conferences, you see the councilor:
"Johnny and Frankie where playing spit, fart, and burp. Who could be the loudest or spit the furthest". You think, "how stupid, but they ARE boys".
-Then you see the teacher:
"Johnny spits all the time; he thinks it's funny"
Finally, you see Frankie's mother: "That Johnnie, he's always trying to spit on Frankie".

By the end of the night, you feel like Johnnie is a born-again thug, an animal. Then, you stop and think:
"Frankie's mother is a female dog, always has been, and Frankie's a little snot"
and
"Johnnie's teacher hasn't liked him ever since he made a 'fat joke', and boy, is she fat!!!"
You finally think:
"you know, the councilor told me all I needed to know"
------------------
Long story short:
KNS is playing us like a fiddle: a little here, a little there. If you just compile it into one story, you get it:
"Bruce was a dumb-a##, maybe had been drinking. invited kids over, which was stupid. lied about it, even more stupid.

Now on probation with U of T, and getting his butt reamed financially. UT may suffer sanctions."

See the diff?? Nice and short and to the point.

Long story short?

VOLliven2it writes:

WE can talk until the cows come home on this but the bottom line is that nothing is really over until the NCAA has its say. We can agree or disagree, like or dislike that fact. I am hoping these further things are all that's out there. Having the families "keep quiet" is ridiculous.
But let's wait and see. He can sign all the contracts he likes but if we get really slammed, it will be hard to keep him. Sad part about that is there is probably somewhere else he could go no matter what he may have done.
I am disappointed because I was excited at what we have accomplished under Coach Pearl. Time will tell.

VolWoman writes:

in response to TommyJack:

In the grand scheme of NCAA basketball, I would say BP's transgressions are about a 2 on a 10 scale.

I agree, though lying about a minor violation does elevate it. But like others have said, no extra benefits to players - like money, makes me less concerned about what Bruce did.

Did you all know that Scotty Hopson, our most well known player on the team, doesn't even have a car? I wonder how many stars of other teams catch a bus or a ride from a friend just to go out to eat?

VolunteerLifer writes:

This is gonna get worse before it gets better. What Pearl has done here is just as outrageous as what he has done elsewhere. To invite prospects to his home, knowing that they are in violation by attending, then telling them they are in violation and inviting them to leave is absurd. What a ridiculous position to put a kid in. Now McRae is ineligible without a known end point to his period of ineligibility. Great. Just great.

And, after all this has come out, we are still going to pay Pearl 1.5 million dollars to be our coach this year? Is there anyone else out there besides me who says "What's wrong with this picture?"

VolWoman writes:

in response to VolunteerLifer:

This is gonna get worse before it gets better. What Pearl has done here is just as outrageous as what he has done elsewhere. To invite prospects to his home, knowing that they are in violation by attending, then telling them they are in violation and inviting them to leave is absurd. What a ridiculous position to put a kid in. Now McRae is ineligible without a known end point to his period of ineligibility. Great. Just great.

And, after all this has come out, we are still going to pay Pearl 1.5 million dollars to be our coach this year? Is there anyone else out there besides me who says "What's wrong with this picture?"

Just as outrageous as what he did elsewhere? 3 minor secondary violations in 20+ years? Are you serious?

NeylandWest writes:

We're a long way from this being over, folks. From what I've heard, the NCAA is looking to make a great example out of us.

txvolsfan writes:

in response to richvol:

This boy may not be reinstated at all and it's Pearl's fault. On top of lying about his misdeeds Pearl was stupid for even wanting to bring these kids to his home. What did he think...that his million dollar home was going to make a difference in the mind of these kids about where they wanted to play basketball? Ridiculous.

Pearl has character issues going back to his days at MW and,self admittedly,includes his actions in his marriage. No one is perfect but he is in a very important position of leadership in a nationwide spotlight and he has acted stupidly. I did not want to lose Pearl but my conviction is wavering. I certainly don't advocate keeping him over the reputation of the University...and I don't care if "everyone else is doing it."

they stopped by rich, Pearl did not ask them to come by!!!

1volk-nowi-tall writes:

Bruce really messed up when he decided that he would allow a recruit to violate rules. What does that say about his character, integrity, honesty, judgement or his decision making when it comes to recruiting? Cut his salary to about $750,000 or $800,000. That will still make the payments on his 2 million dollar house or was that paid for by contributors? Fire him and the NCAA should really look favorably on UT's handling of the violations. He has a great deal of making up to do for UT, The players and the fans, but to most people that really is a mute issue because we have become accustomed to people in authority ignoring common sense, facts or morality when it comes to decision making.....

DRORANGELOVE writes:

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richvol writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

they stopped by rich, Pearl did not ask them to come by!!!

That's not my understanding...Pearl told the McRea kid,and his Father,that it would be a violation and that they had to make a choice. He apparently told everyone there that it was a violation. After being confronted by the NCAA,and lying about it to them,he called McRea's Father to to remind him not to say anything if approached by the NCAA. He also told his assistant coaches to lie. Now I'm no saint and neither is anyone else but good grief is this not showing something deeply wrong about how you are leading our beloved University? What is unacceptable after telling parents to mislead the NCAA?

If you don't stand for something,you'll fall for anything. I want integrity in our coaches and leaders...I'm sorry.

Volencheaters writes:

in response to workinlikehek:

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Meanwhile your athletic department continues to shoot itself in the foot. Talk about a public train wreck

manoffewwords writes:

in response to VolunteerLifer:

This is gonna get worse before it gets better. What Pearl has done here is just as outrageous as what he has done elsewhere. To invite prospects to his home, knowing that they are in violation by attending, then telling them they are in violation and inviting them to leave is absurd. What a ridiculous position to put a kid in. Now McRae is ineligible without a known end point to his period of ineligibility. Great. Just great.

And, after all this has come out, we are still going to pay Pearl 1.5 million dollars to be our coach this year? Is there anyone else out there besides me who says "What's wrong with this picture?"

No.

murrayvol writes:

in response to TommyJack:

In the grand scheme of NCAA basketball, I would say BP's transgressions are about a 2 on a 10 scale.

So true and yet so many keep looking for a rope.

manoffewwords writes:

in response to murrayvol:

So true and yet so many keep looking for a rope.

Disagree. I think it's 1 on scale of 10

bjohns23 writes:

My only questions to all BP haters:

Did he pay anyone to play?

Did he help them cheat to become eligible?

Outside of that, the NCAA rules are broken everyday by every program. The fact that twitter has become a topic of conversation for the NCAA is absurd. I say just keep the rules simple so that all violations of them are followed with impunity. Was it stupid to lie about this? YES. But let's get real. If anything other than winning mattered to those who pay these guys, why do coaches get fired after one bad season? My goodness, it's so immoral to cheat by barbeque. These kids have been failed at every level by crappy educational systems because of society's double standards.

Orangeblood13 writes:

I agree with the hiker

Bruce is our guy, fact is atleast he did come forward there are coaches out there that have ruined other programs and still refuse to admit they did anything wrong to this day

As far as making a example out of us, I don't think so, nothing indicates that, all I have read is minor

Bruce is still my guy

Pullingguard writes:

With all the turmoil going on with Pearl, and now
innocent kids involved, (dont blame them for being at Pearl's house} just how long do you think Pearl will be coach for the Vols... I think the pressure and bad print will get to Pearl and eventually (within 4/6 weeks) resign
as coach of the Vols.. Would hate to see this but it looks like Vols are positioning themselves for this to happen to protect themselves from any buyout responsibilities. Just hope that does not happen, for UT basketball would fall farther than UT football has fallen.

AFTiger writes:

Pearl made no mistakes, rather, bad choices. There's a difference.

GerryOP writes:

in response to AFTiger:

Pearl made no mistakes, rather, bad choices. There's a difference.

Mistakes are sometimes unintentional, bad choices are usually intentional. Pearl made bad choices.

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

Based on the logic I have gleaned from some of the posts, I propose we bring back Tyler Smith, apologize to him for the hasty over-reaction to his "bad choice or decision", restore his scholarship, and while we are at it, make him the team captain, or at the very least, the team chaplain. What was our reaction the last time one of our children tried to avoid discipline by using the excuse that everyone else was doing it? Apparently, this was not a one time incident but a part of an ongoing pattern of behavior, compounded by deliberate attempts to deceive the authorities and implicate others in the deception. Someone posted that "Tenn. needs Pearl." While I admit that losing someone of the caliber of a Wooden or Summit or even a Pearl would prove to be an immense hurdle to overcome, I would submit that no one person is indispensible to the continuation of a program, especially that of the stature of a UT, but offering one's credibility as a sacrifice for presumed "success" could ultimately result in a demise from which one might never recover. These players, future recruits, and their families do not live in a vacuum. If they then are made aware of this pattern of behavior, what makes you think that they are going to believe that he will be making an exception in their respective case and be truthful in his dealings with them. No one has enjoyed watching these Pearl-coached teams play any more than I have, but something will be missing in the future. Between paying off other teams to avoid the tougher competition and learning that coaches are involved in a pattern of conduct that will knowingly jeopardize the well being of this institution that we love to support, I am finding it much more difficult to cheer with as much enthusiasm as I once had. The next time we compete against the likes of an Air Force, Navy, or Army, I wonder whose program will represent what's really important? At the end of the day, we may be the ones fortunate enough to have won the battle, but it will be they who will have won the war.

VolunteerLifer writes:

in response to VolWoman:

Just as outrageous as what he did elsewhere? 3 minor secondary violations in 20+ years? Are you serious?

Am I serious? Is an NCAA investigation of our program serious? Are you serious? Do you understand that Bruce Pearl is being paid more than 2 million bucks per year to - in part - keep the ncaa wolf away from our door? And do you understand that despite the minor nature of the precipitating offenses, he did the unthinkably idiotic and irresponsible thing of lying to the ncaa, guaranteeing that the wolf will come through the door and eat our lunch when without his decision to lie the damage would have been minimal? do you understand this is among the absolute worst things he could have done - bring the ncaa down on our program?

IF this isn't a firing offense, it is as egregious an offense without firing as a coach can commit. It is a stupid, immature, classless betrayal of his honor and the trust that Volunteer fans and players have placed in him. Some try to excuse this as a 'mistake.' But he is being paid huge bucks by our school NOT TO MAKE THIS MISTAKE. This isn't just a character issue. This is a also performance issue. A huge performance issue. He failed to perform his duties properly to protect this program from the ncaa hammer.

And before all this happened, I was one of his biggest boosters. What he has done is outrageous and indefensible. I am entirely in favor of tearing up his contract and offering him one in which he pays us to continue coaching here.

BubbaJ writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

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So much of the NCAA rule book is "nit picky" little things, it's been that way for sometime.

Checking in early? Just what's a prospect and family expected to do? Hang out at the airport? Maybe just loiter about in the motel lobby? Yea, you have to draw the line somewhere, but this is rediculious. Also seems like a cookout at a coaches house shouldn't be such a big deal. Don't think we are talking about strippers and alcohol. Trying to remember the program that got busted on that one not too long ago? UNLV?

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