I don't think Miami gets the 'death penalty.' The NCAA won't have to impose it. Miami's faculty will burn the program down. Wholesale. They'll have no choice.
Just looking at SMU, Baylor and the Albert Means, here is what Miami will likely self-impose:
- At least a two year bowl ban.
- Reduction of 15 or more schollys for three years.
- Restrictions on recruiting, likely to include reduced coaches visits and official visits.
- Any major supporter that even looks like they could be dirty from the past twenty years will be unwelcomed.
- Firing the AD and wholesale house cleaning in the athletic department compliance office.
If even half of what Shapiro has said is true and can be remotely trusted, Miami's football and men's basketball programs are toast.
- Hurricanes End Career on High Note (Spencer Hall - EDSBS)
- Don't blame just Shapiro (Greg Cote - Miami Herald)
- Miami AD's own glass house (Mike DeCoursy - Sporting News)
- Craig James: "Wait, yachts and jet skis?"*
- Richt is to blame because Paul Johnson is a better coach (who's ever turn it is at the AJC)**
*I kid. I'm sure James was a strict cash only guy.
**Not yet, but it isn't a stretch.