Swofford: ‘I’d be shocked’ if Miami’s Golden broke NCAA rules

GREENSBORO, N.C. – ACC commissioner John Swofford put his support behind Miami coach Al Golden, who was identified in a Yahoo report as having direct knowledge of NCAA recruiting violations.

“If Al Golden were involved in anything inappropriate in terms of NCAA rules, I would be shocked,” Swofford said Sunday following his “football forum” address at the ACC Media Days event.

The Yahoo report, released Friday, said that Golden used an equipment manager in recruiting to skirt NCAA rules within weeks of his hire in Dec. 2010. According to Yahoo, Sean Allen, who has ties to rogue booster Nevin Shapiro, made calls to prospects and drove them to and from campus, both NCAA violations. He left the school last summer. Golden denied the story.

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www

July 22nd, 2012
1:52 pm

hey, it’s miami. anything goes.

K

July 22nd, 2012
2:03 pm

And they get away with it!

GT fan

July 22nd, 2012
2:41 pm

the equipment mngr left school b/c of the whole “where there’s smoke there’s fire” cliche.

BLT

July 22nd, 2012
3:02 pm

After UNC I don’t understand why Miami does not admit any and everything. The NCAA loves self reporting. It’s more important than the actual infractions. It’s the whole “lack of Institutional control” thing.

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
3:03 pm

he had the keys to the bulletproof van. He had drive the kids back and forth.

George Stein

July 22nd, 2012
4:05 pm

I don’t know. Thinking strictly from an incentives standpoint, I almost think they should cheat. If they think they’re gonna get hammered – and they may – why not go all out?

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
4:13 pm

“Thinking strictly from an incentives standpoint, I almost think they should cheat If they think they’re gonna get hammered. Why not go all out?. ”
@George Stein that is what I told my last 3 wives.

UGA

July 22nd, 2012
5:03 pm

What does it matter???

Da U will always beat Paul Johnson

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
5:15 pm

@UGa….you ain’t too BRITE are you? You statement is impossible.

10/22/2011 @ *Miami (Florida) (6-6) L 7 24
11/13/2010 vs. *Miami (Florida) (7-6) L 10 35
9/17/2009 @ *Miami (Florida) (9-4) L 17 33
11/20/2008 vs. *Miami (Florida) (7-6) W 41 23

wes

July 22nd, 2012
5:38 pm

Just so long as the players didn’t receive $312 worth of clothing they should be A-OKAY!

Ghost

July 22nd, 2012
7:11 pm

Golden has a lot of young talent .

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
7:45 pm

Miami and FSU do have talent but they fall on their face at some point in the season

BLT

July 22nd, 2012
8:20 pm

@Ghost, and evidently a lot of money to “entertain” recruits.

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
9:32 pm

5150 UOAD

July 22nd, 2012
11:42 pm