Another clarification today in just how bad the NCAA wants to screw USC. Prison screw.
The NCAA has clarified that it will currently allow other teams to contact USC juniors and seniors in attempts to recruit them away from the Trojans. Furthermore, it will allow the other teams to waive the typical transfer year of ineligibility so the players can get on the field THIS SEASON! That means Oregon could call Mitch Mustain today and offer him Masoli’s quarterback position with promise of immediate play. Don’t you think that would be enticing? What about CJ Gable and Marc Tyler? I wouldn’t be surprised if Gable wants to use his last year of eligibility to prove he’s NFL worthy, or if Tyler finally wants the chance to get the major playing time he wasn’t able to earn at USC.
This is no longer sanctions. It’s inhalation. Punishing this team for something another team did, and punishing the players for something that happened while most of them were in middle school. A special thanks to the parents of Reggie Bush, Denise and Lamar Griffin and of course to #5 himself. Your impact is still felt years after you’re gone.
It now comes down to NFL draft record, education, solidarity and the Trojan Family. Those four things are the only glue holding the Trojans together at this point. Don’t be surprised if the roster starts coming apart at the seams as summer wears on.
*Note: It seems those incoming recruits who already signed letters of intent and enrolled in Summer school still face the transfer year of ineligibility.