Thursday, December 15, 2016

BC in the clear on Wakeyleaks

I don't know if any other program is going to get in trouble for the Wakayleaks scandal, but Steve Addazio verified that he nor anyone on his staff had any contact with Tommy Elrod. I believe the coach for a few reasons. One we looked generally disorganized and sloppy when facing Clawson's Wake teams. Second, there is no obvious connection between Elrod and any former or current BC staffers. That is a relief and it will be even better if Bobby Petrino is forced out after all this mess.

While I am relieved about BC's lack of involvement, I still don't understand Elrod's motive. What could have happened that led to him hurting his employer and Alma Mater? Even if he was gaining financially, there is still only so much you can make on one game. Plus that is a short term gain and if caught it kills your long-term financial opportunities. Elrod will never work in College Sports again. 

I do support an ACC investigation. I don't know what they will find, but you have to see how widespread this was. And hopefully when the smoke clears, a couple big coaches will be out and Addazio will have his team ready to compete. 

32 comments:

Georgia Eagle said...

This scandal is equivalent to Doug Flutie selling-out BC. Disgraceful.

ObserverCollege said...

I've managed to obtain the ACC's draft report of the Wakeyleaks controversy: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheBradyBunchS5E9QuarterbackSneak

JBQ said...

Really strange story, there has to be more. As stated by "Atlanta", the "gain versus loss" just does not make sense. Maybe, there was a woman involved.

mod34b said...

I assume this sleazy stuff goes on all the time in south-of-the-Mason-Dixon-line big-league football? Am I right? Look at how UNC behaved for years? The school utterly lacks ethics. Auburn hiring dirtball Bruce Pearl. and on and on... only surprise is that it involves highly insignificant Wake.

mod34b said...

and I also believe Daz on this one

The Tall One said...

Two motives I assume -

1) Get money by betting on the spread and 2) if the coach does poorly, he gets fired and the Elrod there can try to get his job back with whoever the replacement is.

CT said...

"Totally a geographical issue"
-Joe Paterno

John said...

No reason not to believe Daz.

Knucklehead said...

I don't know if they want to keep digging about the motive on this one.

Reminds me of the BU hockey players who were gambling on their own games a couple years ago. Some left before story broke 1-2 idiots were still there. The Globe ignored the story and the Herald alluded to the reasoning in one story-then it went away. Kind of like Colton Lichtenstein.

Bravesbill said...

If you think Petrine could get fired over this, you're delusional. Even Daz seemed to downplay the issue.

John said...

Shenanigans have been going on for years in some college football circles. Under Daz, our plays will never be in demand. ☺

TGS said...

Great plan by BC to rise to top of ACC, hope all the talented coaches get fired over fairly minor issues and then be the last horrid coach standing. And for what reason do we reflexively believe the Daz?
Is like the line in Casablanca, "I'm shocked, shocked to find out gambling is going on here".
Much more serious stuff is happening in college sports and has been for decades. For instance, George Gipp, the Gipper, was a HS drop out who was paid to play semi pro ball while at ND. Hollywood made him and ND into legends.
Let those without sin cast the first stone.

Bravesbill said...

*Petrino. Damn auto-correct.

Georgia Eagle said...

Daz could have the playbook of The Sisters of the Sacred Lepers and still get out coached and be blown out.

JBQ said...

Quite a devastating previous comment by "Georgia Eagle". Also, quite a story out of Minnesota on the ten suspensions followed by a boycott by the entire team. Actually, it is important to understand that a similar story happened with the basketball team in February and the A.D. lost his job over protecting the players. All ten of these players plus a juvenile recruit were involved in a rape at a party after the first game win of the season. The woman was incoherent and drunk and taken advantage of. The entire team of 120 players signed on that they were on the side of the players who were being taken advantage of. This is actually devastating in line with the furnishing of hoes at Louisville. BC with its ethical standards and lack of coherent management is not only like a salmon swimming upstream but is also swimming up a waterfall with no water in it. BC better get some strong leadership as in an A.D. or it will be a floundering ship like the French School which used to be Catholic and which is sitting on problems which are identical to what is going on at Minnesota.

mod34b said...

amazing JBQ. players are all boycotting in support of 10 players rights to gang bang.

they all lined up for a turn and videotaped it .

their "rights" are more important than basic decency

be awesome to see Minn take a page out of Ronald Reagan treatment of a wildcat strike by air-traffic controllers: he fired them all

Napolean Bonaparte said...

Big time college football and basketball at certain institutions is a joke. The President's of these schools have no balls to do the right thing. Not sure why an alum would take satisfaction in victories obtained by low lifes or people who couldn't pass an eighth grade exam.

TGS said...

Has the Minnesota allegations been proven or could this be another Duke lacrosse witch hunt?

Georgia Eagle said...

I'm with Mod. The president's and ADs of our universities need to show some balls and immediately terminate these thugs and any insubordinate jock who supports them. The president at UM should suspend the football program for 2017.
It's time for the NCAA to raise the academic and ethical standards. Start recruiting real student-athletes and not street thugs that can play football.

Georgia Eagle said...

Presidents

CT said...

The accusation is enough these days. Right, guys?

CT said...

If BC really believed that, we'd have been given the death penalty twice. Morons.

Georgia Eagle said...

They gang raped her for Christ sake. Anyone who doesn't think there should be serious consequences for such behavior is A MORAN!

Bravesbill said...

The local DA office refused to prosecute so how do you know there was a gang rape? These Title IX kangaroo courts that schools do now are a joke. They trample all over the rights of the subjects (often requiring them to make statements because it's not a criminal proceeding), and the threshold of evidence is vastly lower than in a court of law. We all know how that "gang rape" turned out at UVA and Duke right?

Georgia Eagle said...

Read the ESPN and news media accounts. The girl was inebriated and was taken advantage of by a group of horny jocks. And you think they should be reinstated on the team? Omg.

TGS said...

News media accounts? ESPN? No liberal political angle at that network. Nope.
Smells like a Duke lacrosse charade like possibility if no charges have been brought against the players.

Georgia Eagle said...

TGS, I'm a conservative Republican. But football schools routinely cover-up inappropriate and sometimes criminal behavior in order to keep their alumni happy and revenue flowing. You know that, bro.

Bravesbill said...

Did you read the Rolling Stone article about "Jackie" who was gang raped at a UVA frat party? Or all the national media coverage of the Duke lacrosse allegations? Those all turned out to be true right? Take it out of the sports context and look at matters girl from Columbia. Or those multiple cases where supposed sex assault perpetrators sued their universities and won due to a violation of their rights.

Bravesbill said...

Matress*

TGS said...

Georgia, I agree, but there is a very dangerous PC atmosphere at most college campuses these days. Truth be damned if it gets in the way of a lib political agenda.

Georgia Eagle said...

Now that I am in complete agreement with, tgs

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