Tennessee coach Butch Jones still waiting on NCAA regarding Maurice Couch

Tennessee's defensive linemen Maurice Couch, left, and Daniel Hood drill during practice on Friday, August 2, 2013. 
  
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Tennessee's defensive linemen Maurice Couch, left, and Daniel Hood drill during practice on Friday, August 2, 2013. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

While the NCAA remains mum on if and when Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch will return to the field, the player and his coach are beginning to speak more freely.

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Snapshot writes:

I heard it from a couple of different people he took the money for a medical bill for his child. I guess the NCAA won't let him back until it is paid back, yet they let that Clinton-Dix dude from bama back and never did hear why he took the money from that coach.

jakethevolguy writes:

in response to Snapshot:

I heard it from a couple of different people he took the money for a medical bill for his child. I guess the NCAA won't let him back until it is paid back, yet they let that Clinton-Dix dude from bama back and never did hear why he took the money from that coach.

Yeah, but that's Bama. Everybody knows that they can get by with murder.

Columbo writes:

Even if Couch came back today, I think it would take at least a month for him to be back in playing shape. I am not counting on him being back any time soon.
http://www.hitmewiththetruth.com/lets...#/20131029/volunteer-success-3333286/

IndianOutlaw writes:

The NCAA has notified UT that they will rule on Couch in February 2014 and declare him eligible for the 2013 season but not for 2014. That is their SOP.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to IndianOutlaw:

The NCAA has notified UT that they will rule on Couch in February 2014 and declare him eligible for the 2013 season but not for 2014. That is their SOP.

And ain't THAT just the sad and sorry truth! Sometimes they can make decisions at the drop of a hat and other times they take no notice of any hardships suffered by the players imposed by their delays. Just another reason why the NCAA's days are numbered, at least in its present form.

Slats writes:

If you wait on the NCAA he will be graduated by the time they make a ruling!

If it had been at Fl.St., N.D. or special Al, a decision would have been made already!

Look at the slap on the wrist that Miami received after committing some of the worst infractions by any team in years? Show me the money!

threehundredbowler writes:

It's not what you do,it's who does the doing.The NCAA is a joke in it's present form.

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