Can anybody really be disapointed the University of Miami is NOT going to a Bowl Game this season ? Other than a few seniors on the team, nobody gets hurt. UM announcing that it is banning itself from some second-tier bowl game this season is just another way the school is trying to manage chaos from the Nevin Shapiro scandal.
UM mis-managed it early..especially with those poorly produced Donna Shalala videos that made her look spooky and appear that the school was hiding something. Now that the Canes have gotten their arms around this, the “death” penalty that Shapiro predicted to me hardly seems likely.
Football coach Al Golden says he didn’t know this was coming. C’mon. UM’s strategy has been transparent from day one. Punish yourself so that the NCAA won’t have to once its investigation is done. Golden can’t admit to knowing this was in the works without acknowledging that he kept his players in the dark.
How can you motivate a team to become bowl eligible if you tell them up front that they are not going to play in one ? Golden said the Canes won’t lose any football recruits over this, a telling statement that indicates UM feels it is almost in the clear. I also doubt he will bolt to Penn State.
If I’m Golden, I’d much rather deal with Nevin Shapiro’s hot air than Jerry Sandusky’s stench. By the way Nevin, if you get this post….it appears U-M football WILL live on…no thanks to you.