Everyone's been asking for details for weeks and last night the NCAA finally got back to the Idaho Statesman. This prompted Boise State to respond with the above statement. Apparently Boldewijn was in trouble for using a 1990 Camry with 177,000 miles on it and getting car insurance from his host family. I'm sure the Camry pictured above is even in better shape. On top of that, whatever Febis got for impermissible benefits amounted to $20. Can we play guess the benefit? I've got my money on a pair of jeans from Old Navy.
I understand that this is wrong according to the letter of the NCAA law, but I feel like we are way past the spirit of the intended law. If the NCAA is policing foreign exchange students who receive a loaner car to drive, I think we've gone too far. This is why everyone is calling to blow up the NCAA.
They use Gene Bleymaier as an example. Gene has up to 40% of his annual compensation tied to the football team's success including a full month's salary amount in bonuses for winning a conference championship and playing in a BCS game. It's an interesting read and some good points are brought up as to whether this properly incentivises AD's to enforce compliance.
Derek Carr's brother David Carr was the famous Fresno State
bust QB who lost to Boise State back in 2001 and ruined Fresno State's hope of busting the BCS. David has not forgotten and decided to place a Boise State flag on Derek's wall that he can't take down until he beats Boise State. Since we all know that there is a strong possibility that this will never happen, it's only a matter of time that Derek eventually is taken over the by the allure of the blue and orange. Maybe he should think about taking up another sport too to increase his odds.
But the real gem of this story is the attached photo that shows someone using an iPad 2 to record Pat Hill's comments post game. Steve Jobs would be so proud.
Ahead of cities such as Stillwater, Oklahoma; Louisville, Kentucky; and Morgantown, West Virginia. Not too shabby.
He has a point. If LSU/Alabama, Oklahoma/Texas/Oklahoma State, Clemson, Stanford, Wisconsin and Boise State all run the table, there will be plenty of complaining about the current system. I just can't bring myself to root for that yet. I would rather everyone have 1 loss and Boise State be undefeated and everyone then complain.
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