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:
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.