The news of note here is that Sheridan's sources aren't inside the NCAA. Take that for what it's worth.
Like Feathered Warrior, I didn't see any of those quotes as being quite as classically Spurrier-esque as Graham Watson and others seem to think.
Commentary on Slive's proposed reforms.
Tip of the hat to Kenny Miles for his contributions to the community. Miles has given a great deal of his time to working with school children.
The important news here is that Texas has backed down on having the Longhorn Network air high-school games, a possible recruiting violation that has become a point of contention for the other power brokers in the conference, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
Bad news for LSU. Here's the money quote:
To review: Two prominent schools paid thousands of dollars to a businessman, ostensibly for materials that, as it turns out, any layman can recognize as worthless. Both payments came within months of both schools signing a player who counted the businessman as an advisor or "mentor." The businessman later admitted on the record that one of the schools paid him for his connections and his help (though he claims it was unwitting help) in landing the players' signatures, not his information about new recruits. The NCAA is well aware of all of this.
The remaining question: Just how smart does the NCAA have to be to connect the dots in a way that makes the underlying implication — that, for all intents and purposes, Oregon and LSU paid for specific recruits through a "representative of athletic interests" — explicit enough to bring formal charges? With the payments, materials and interviews already in the public domain, I don't think it's going to take very long to find out.