This Oregon thing is interesting.
It is clear we don't have all the information here. It is also clear that Oregon is trying to get in front of it.
I won't bother to link to what out there already as I am sure you have all read it. I don't yet have an opinion on this but from what I read elsewhere some ducks fans think that the worst that could happen is the loss of a few scholarships.
That is intriguing. That some Ducks fans would admit that there could be wrong doing and are willing to see a few scholarships taken away is a real head scratcher.
I will that sink in for a moment....
Anyway, there are some legit questions that are out there.
-Does Lyles relationship with Oregon constitute him as a booster?
-How does a guy who signed his DBA 36 days before National Signing Day collect a national database for him to peddle?
-Based on Lyles own website His National Scouting Package is for $15K, yet he charged Oregon $25k for just seven weeks of work?
-Lyles NEVER invoiced Oregon for any service prior to the $25k invoice yet Oregon paid $10k over list price to guy whose first and only client was Oregon?
-How does Lyles rate that sort of compensation to his first and only client when compared to others with a much more proven track record.
-So, Oregon pays $25K for information on a kid (Seastrunk) that everyone already knew about? Really? It's not like nobody heard of Lache Seastrunk.You mean they couldn't just pay $99.00 bucks for a Rivals subscription and see what everyone else already knew?
Finally I will leave you with this...
Even if Oregon is found guilty of nothing, how happy can they be to have Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson snooping around and writing about their program? Like him or not (I don't) he is pretty credible based on his Reggie Bush reporting and his Wichard/Blake/UNC reporting.
Oregon fans can whistle past the graveyard all they want but if Robinson already has one story in the can he is sure to have more in the works and that won't be pretty for the Ducks. He will find something.
We know it all too well.....
Good luck with that!
Man, Brdcstr is on FIRE!
Lyles Domain Name Registered March 16, 2010
...Three weeks after he invoiced Oregon for the work he performed.
Why is this REAL bad news to Oregon?
NCAA bylaws state the recruiting service must make their services available to all institutions, publicly identify all applicable rates, and publicly identify the geographical scope of the service.
Pretty hard to offer your services to all institutions, AND make information public, when you don't even have a website up before invoicing Oregon.
One more observation about the URL from below. Whenever you see someone purchase a URL for only one year, That usually signifies it's a domain squatter ( not applicable here), or someone not too serious about their business venture.
I would guess the URL was purchased in order to satisfy NCAA bylaws, so that Oregon could pay them on March 29. I would almost bet dollars to doughnuts the website was NOT built by then, though.
13.14.3 Recruiting or Scouting Services. An institution may subscribe to a recruiting or scouting service involving prospective student-athletes, provided the institution does not purchase more than one annual subscription to a particular service and the service: (Adopted: 1/1/02, Revised: 1/16/10)
(a) Is made available to all institutions desiring to subscribe and at the same fee rate for all subscribers;
(b) Publicly identifies all applicable rates;
(d) Publicly identifies the geographical scope of the service (e.g., local, regional, national) and reflects broad-based coverage of the geographical area in the information it disseminates;
Read the rest in the link above...
Of course this the NCAA we are talking about so they probably look the other way.