I was being serious...I don't think the NCAA is in a position to be heavy handed.
I don't think that USC should've gotten what they did. However, Oregon doesn't deserve it either. We have been fighting an uphill recruiting battle because this scandal has lasted 27.5 fricking months. Oregon has served time!
The NCAA has released its Public Infractions Report for Oregon, and Ducks fans can breathe a sign of relief. The school will not receive a bowl ban, though Chip Kelly will get hit with an 18-month show-cause. Oregon will also lose one scholarship per year for two years.
1. Public reprimand and censure.
2. Three years of probation from June 26, 2013, through June 25, 2016.
3. The number of initial athletically related financial aid awards in football that are countable under Bylaw 15.02.3 shall be reduced by one from the maximum allowed (25) during both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. This limits the institution to 24 initial grants those two years under current rules. (Institution imposed)
4. The number of total athletically related financial aid awards in football shall be reduced by one from the maximum allowed (85) during the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. This limits the institution to 84 total scholarships those three years under current rules. (Institution imposed)
5. Official paid visits in the sport of football shall be limited to 37 for each of the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-6 academic years. The institution will not be allowed to retain unused visits for the following year ...
6. The permissible number of football evaluation days shall be limited to 36 (of 42) in the fall of 2013, 2014 and 2015. The permissible number of football evaluation days shall be limited to 144 (of 168) in the spring of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
7. A ban on the subscription to recruiting services during the period of probation.
8. The recruiting service provider will be disassociated by the institution's athletics program upon release of this report. (Institution imposed
9. The committee concluded that the former head coach failed in his duty to monitor his program as it related to the recruiting service provider's impermissible contact with prospective student-athletes, the football program's use of the recruiting service provider's business which did not comply with NCAA legislation, and the impermissible telephone calls placed by the former assistant director of operations. The former head coach agreed with these determinations. Therefore, pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 19.5, the committee imposes an 18-month show-cause order upon the former head coach. During this period, which begins on June 26, 2013, and runs through December 25, 2014, if any member institution seeks to hire the former head coach in an athletically related capacity, it and the former head coach shall appear before the Committee on Infractions to consider which, if any, of the show-cause procedures of Bylaw 220.127.116.11 (l) should be imposed upon him.
10. The committee concluded that the former assistant director of operations violated NCAA recruiting legislation.