LSU Reinstates Wade

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So was I - in fact I checked back one more time just before posting this as a new thread:

Apparently, having the guy on a voice recording explicitly discussing payments and offers to recruits does not matter:

LSU reinstates coach Wade after NCAA meeting

"The conversations, including Wade making references to a “strong-ass offer” and “the Smart thing,” are believed to be referencing LSU freshman Javonte Smart, whose commitment to the Tigers occurred shortly after the date of the recordings."
Report: FBI visited Baton Rouge to ask about Will Wade recruiting tactics in wake of suspension

I realize this stuff goes on all over the place, particularly in the SEC - but when a head coach is captured saying these things, and yet is able to weasel his way back into the job anyway? I'm sorry, but it disgusts me.

Would love to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting. My guess is that Wade's lawyers found some B.S. loophole that would make the wiretaps inadmissible, thereby setting LSU up for serious legal (and financial) liability. So they crumbled, since the guy is winning (no matter that he is allegedly involved in allegedly paying multiple recruits to go there).

All these cheaters, scumbags, agents, NCAA enforcement (enforcement? HAHAHA, what a ridiculous joke) and yes, even some coaches continue to ruin this sport that I came to love so much as a teenager, watching the epic battles in the Big East, as the conference becoming the king of college basketball even before we ascended to its top, and then the top of the college basketball world.

Only one word I can think of to describe it - Pathetic.
 
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So was I - in fact I checked back one more time just before posting this as a new thread:

Apparently, having the guy on a voice recording explicitly discussing payments and offers to recruits does not matter:

LSU reinstates coach Wade after NCAA meeting

"The conversations, including Wade making references to a “strong-ass offer” and “the Smart thing,” are believed to be referencing LSU freshman Javonte Smart, whose commitment to the Tigers occurred shortly after the date of the recordings."
Report: FBI visited Baton Rouge to ask about Will Wade recruiting tactics in wake of suspension

I realize this stuff goes on all over the place, particularly in the SEC - but when a head coach is captured saying these things, and yet is able to weasel his way back into the job anyway? I'm sorry, but it disgusts me.

Would love to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting. My guess is that Wade's lawyers found some B.S. loophole that would make the wiretaps inadmissible, thereby setting LSU up for serious legal (and financial) liability. So they crumbled, since the guy is winning (no matter that he is allegedly involved in allegedly paying multiple recruits to go there).

All these cheaters, scumbags, agents, NCAA enforcement (enforcement? HAHAHA, what a ridiculous joke) and yes, even some coaches continue to ruin this sport that I came to love so much as a teenager, watching the epic battles in the Big East, as the conference becoming the king of college basketball even before we ascended to its top, and then the top of the college basketball world.

Only one word I can think of to describe it - Pathetic.
Rod Blagojevich got 14 years in prison for what seems really similar.
 
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I think that absent his admitting that he arranged payments, they lack cause for firing him at the moment.

I would not expect that Wade will enjoy a long career at LSU.
The uncertainty of the situation combined with being under a microscope is going to kill their recruiting efforts.
 
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You'd think so, but I dunno.

Louisville and Arizona are going up the river and they're recruiting the lights out.

I don't know how that works, but somehow, it does.
At least with Arizona you can sort of justify it with the 5* they get planning on jumping to the NBA and knowing they won't deal with any punishment. Louisville I have no idea
 
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I think that absent his admitting that he arranged payments, they lack cause for firing him at the moment.

I would not expect that Wade will enjoy a long career at LSU.
This is what I was going to say. Seems like they are just trying to save that buyout loot.
 

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