Few thoughts regarding today’s news that the NCAA has invoked penalties on the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Isn’t it amazing that an NCAA investigation took place at Georgia Tech for 18 months and no media became aware?
The only thing I had heard quite a while ago that is somewhat related is that a former GT player had been banished from the premises for attempting to approach a player or players on behalf of an agent but that in itself does not constitute a violation.
Either Dan Radakovich or Bud Peterson indicated today that the NCAA had been adamant that the investigation not be made public but it’s amazing in today’s electronic world that nothing leaked out.
While most NCAA violations nowadays seem to center around recruiting improprieties or coaching missteps, this has nothing to do with recruiting and there was no involvement by the coaching staff.
Coach Johnson shared his thoughts after today’s press conference, “It is frustrating when you are not directly involved in something and it affects you in such a big way. I was awfully proud of the way that 2009 team played on the field and for the majority of those guys have to have an asterisk next to that effort without having done nothing wrong, coaches as well it makes it tough.”
The man who seems to always take the bad with the good without missing too much of a beat, went on to invoke his pet saying when things take a downward turn, “It is what it is”.
Was watching a recent jailhouse show about prisoners who play music while incarcerated. One prisoner talked about how the music program could be dissolved or a prisoner could be punished for an infraction and have his music privileges taken away. But no matter what they can’t take away a man’s music ‘cause it is in his head.
Isn’t that how a championship is in sports? Even though the NCAA has taken away the 2009 ACC Championship trophy, they can’t take away the fun, the excitement and all the great memories from that season and the championship that it produced.
Today was not a very good day for Tech fans but looking on the bright side, Georgia Tech is not moving and there is no lockout.
One final thought.. I've always been impressed with the integrity and class that the Georgia Tech coaches, players and administration possess and today hasn't changed those opinions one iota.
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