Originally Posted by BellottiBold
We've discussed all of this.
Flenory included. (There's nothing "2.0" about this.)
He is named alongside CSS (Fishbein) & Lyles in the draft documents Oregon released last Friday.
He played for Chip Kelly at New Hampshire, and is a huge outspoken fan of CK that happens to make his living organizing non-scholastic 7 on 7 events for HS kids.
And he was not in any serious way linked to De'Anthony Thomas - the kid simply attended Flenory organized events, like many of the other prospects coast to coast.
BB: curious what you (and other duck fans - to the extent that you have a finger on the "pulse" of other duck fans) make of all this. Initially when all this stuff came out last year the initial reaction was that Oregon hadn't done anything wrong, this was just Texas stirring stuff up, etc - basically, denying that any rules were broken (to be fair: that would be the initial reaction of ANY fanbase when stories first start coming out).
Then, it seemed like at least some Oregon fans were willing to admit that maybe something was wrong, but at worst it was just a grey area that needed to be clarified.
This seems a bit more than that - i.e. having more than 7 coaches recruiting, failing to monitor the recruiting activities - more than just a confusing grey area, at least to my eyes.
Now, just because Oregon and the NCAA have agreed that there were violations, I don't think this necessarily means that the punishment will be light. I could see real punishment here (i.e. loss of a some scholarships, probation) - punishment which would indicate that indeed there were violations, and it wasn't just a grey area that Oregon is "helping" the NCAA clarify and clean up.