Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Will Texas be the Next Ohio State?

Rachel McCoy: So Hot, so... dumb.

With USC toast for a few years, Ohio State not far behind, especially with the announced departure of QB Terrelle Pryor, and another school - North Carolina - awaiting their NCAA fate, it seems like the NCAA is striking while the iron is hot when it comes to punishing rules violators. And with the exposing of the Buckeyes - the accepted #2 college football gig - wouldn't it make sense that the NCAA should be gunning for that #1 spot in Austin? I know we would be THRILLED if Texas was exposed for being just as dirty as any of the above mentioned schools, but the fact of the matter is, that athletic department is so entrenched and well connected and such a cash cow that, unless a sea of noted current and ex-players rat them out, there's pretty much no way anything is going to fall on Mack Brown and his minions.

But Rachel McCoy sure as hell is trying to be the next best thing.

Apparently while the rest of Cleveland was watching their ex-hero roll out one of the more pathetic playoff performances by a "superstar" ever, the newly minted Mrs. McCoy - the real one, not Jordan - was calling into the Colin Cowherd show offering up her opinions on under the table wheeler dealers in the UT program. Turns out The State University of Texas isn't so above board after all. To wit:

Regularly it’s just dinner. People in Texas are just being friendly, they don’t mean anything by it at all. They don’t realize realize most of the time it’s a violation. At Texas you’re taught to take absolutely nothing, I don’t care if it’s a hot dog or soda.

But you’ve got guys, grown adult men with law degrees – educated men – what are they going to gain out of this? It’s to say, ‘Hey, I bought so and so dinner, hey I took so and so to do this’ … It’s grown men and their pride.

You cannot expect 19-20 year old kids to say no to free stuff when they’re in college … It’s hard, I think, for a lot of these guys to even know to say, ‘I can take this, I can’t take this, nobody’s going to know, will someone find out?’Things that could be handed to you that seem so minor – a dinner, a hunt, a fishing trip – most kids don’t even realize are illegal.

I know Colt was approached quite a bit [by agents] but I saw so many of his teammates who didn’t have some of that self control to say no to somebody … it’s hard, because you have adults who you respect and who you think will know what’s right and wrong … when you have adults promising things and offering things …


Oh reeeeeeeeeeeeeally?

So, you're saying that Texas MAY have some crooked boosters in the mix? That rich guys with a love for college football will always find a way to use that to their advantage? That some athletes may not be beyond taking some deals under the table in return for their hand in football marriage?

Alright, so admittedly these allegations are pretty weak to the point that I'm not so sure you can even call them allegations. Of course she absolves her Golden Boy husband of any wrong doing - although who do you think is taking all of these fishing trips, the inner city kid from Houston or the good ole boy from Tuscola? - and of course she doesn't name any specific names. She also suggests that the booster attention is "JUST GOOD OLE BOYS FROM TEXAS BEIN' FRANDLY, YALL!!" No, the big story within this story is... how DUMB is this girl?

Seriously - you know the NCAA is on an absolute tear right now when it comes to putting dirty programs in their place. USC got the Death Penalty-lite all because Reggie Bush let a booster provide living quarters for his family and in the year 2015 Auburn is going to get the exact same treatment. Jim Tressel, one of the more untouchable coaches in the profession, was, for all intents and purposes, fired from his post because his players traded their own personal property tattoos, although, admittedly, he would've been fine had he not lied to investigators. To me, "Tattoogate" is such a minor, minor situation that I can't believe the ramifications from it have gone this far. But, players directly taking things from boosters, including damned trips??? By comparison, that's a pretty big violation.

Truthfully, her comments probably won't lead to any sort of investigation... but why run the risk? Once those sort of accusations are out there, they can't be taken back, innocent until proven guilty be damned. I realize she went to Baylor, but I think she has shown her lack of UT hate by marrying one of the biggest faces in the school's history. Could there be trouble in paradise? Did she catch Colt between the sheets with a certain flop haired received from the Cincinnati Bengals? Perhaps there's trouble at home because Colt is now only the second most talented Texas based QB playing in the state of Ohio? Stay tuned.

12 comments:

Tanner said...

yeah, this won't come to anything, but still funny.

also, everyone on this site should be a sundevil this weekend. crazy ending to the regionals. i can't stop thinking of what could have been, though as a weird result, we might be getting the pitching staff back (fingers crossed).

Zachary said...

At least she is hot...

Zachary said...

p.s. I really don't think Texas is dirty, but this situation is just silly

Texas Hammer said...

@Zachary - you really don't think Texas is dirty?!

C'mon buddy...and LT (or Reggie Harrell or LaTarence Dunbar or Casey Printers) didn't alternate between a Caddy and a Navigator depending on the day and outfit while at TCU.

Truth is EVERY program in Amurrica has its own skeletons...including our precious Rose Bowl champs.

Some are just so f'ing blatant it has to be acted upon. See tOSU; USC; UNC...hopefully Tejas.

My question is this...why in the HELL did this berch feel the need to call into Colin Cowherd and stoke the fire on this little nugget?

Berches be crazy!

BuckNasty said...

Easy Hammer. Let's not start any crazy rumors here. You know this is a worldwide read blog here, so who knows who might be looking at your accusations.

Texas Hammer said...

Oh yeah...forgot about the Internets.

Just sayin' that it's high time for EVERY program to do a little cleaning and make sure everything is tidy before the big, bad NCAA comes a knockin'...because it's bound to happen.

We are a perfect target. Here's to hoping everything is on the up and up in f dub.

Zachary said...

OK i mean dirty as in USC/OHST/EVERYSECSCHOOL dirty. Sure every school (especially the good ones) have little things to clean up. I just dont think UT is thaaaaat dirty.

Zachary said...

And why did she call? i have no clue. Maybe she was trying to sound informed add something to the conversation when really she may have single handedly started a shit storm.

Texas Hammer said...

Haha yeah exactly! I mean...when is it EVER okay for your wife to call into sports talk radio?!

Zachary said...

at least she is hot...

lol

LT4heisman said...

Was there any reason she was on the show in the first place?

shortnkerley's said...

No man. She called in unprovoked. Sounds like a bored housewife who doesn't get laid to me...