[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:11, topic:2558”]One other thing on this item…
Paul Johnson runs a clean ship. He, nor their AD Dan Radakovich truthfully did not know of any violations. They steered themselves wrong when they didn’t follow procedure with the NCAA and the NCAA got pi$$ed. So when the NCAA confirmed that $312 of clothing was passed on to a Tech player (clothes that have never been worn and are still sitting in some closet at Tech), that all of a sudden became the NCAA’s reason to slap Tech hard with taking away their ACC title in '09.
Had their AD cooperated with authorities and done the correct things, this probably would have just flown under the rug without much fanfare. So in essence, the NCAA was making an example out of Georgia Tech and the way they handled being investigated by the NCAA.
And on that note…if that’s all that it took for Tech to lose a title, can you imagine what is in store for Ohio State. An 0-116 record from 2001 to 2010, including taking away their MNC in 2002. OK, the NCAA will never do that to one of their prized children, though that would be making an example and would further discourage schools from going down a similar path. [/quote]
Will it really matter? Like this GT player was saying, he and the fans still have those memories of all those games that actually took place. Stripping them after the fact is only going to hurt a little bit to the super sentimental among their fans, and really… does it hurt at all? Does it make the teams they beat feel better now? Do they have visions of winning to GT in games they actually lost? I doubt it.
This is like telling Bernie Madoff (or some other financial con) that his punishment is he never spent all that money and had all the nice things that money bought him. Mmkay, you can tell a person that but does it ever take away the fact that they did? Does it fix all the people who got screwed by him or the teams that lost to these teams that cheat?
These punishments are senseless in my opinion, and symptomatic of what’s really wrong in this whole picture. You have an outdated set of rules and consequences in place being carried out by a group of people incapable of correctly policing in the first place.