Miami Commit On NCAA Sanctions: We’ll be fine
The Miami Hurricanes are playing the waiting game as the NCAA is investigating recruiting violations that took place before Al Golden arrived at UM. Many wonder how the coaches are handling the looming sanctions in terms of recruiting and offensive lineman Alex Gall gave an insider’s look of what’s being said by the coaching staff.
“They were pretty confident about it,” Gall said of what the coaches are telling him on the NCAA punishment. “The way that it sounds is that the NCAA is really going to go after the coaches there before–that brought the trouble on us.”
Miami has been proactive with the NCAA investigation by being compliant and enacting self-imposed penalties that should lessen the final punishment.
“I think we’ll get a little bit of a punishment, but since the two-year bowl ban we already imposed on ourselves, and missing the ACC championship game to kind of give up a chance to be ACC Champions, was big in the NCAA’s eyes,” Gall told CaneInsider.com. “And they took that to heart. They are going to give us a punishment that acts accordingly. I don’t think it’s going to be anything ridiculous. I think if anything it will be something small, and won’t have a big effect on us and we’ll be fine.”
After a nearly two-year investigation, there seems to be an end in sight. However, there’s still not an exact timetable anywhere to be found.
“I don’t think they are 100 percent sure [when it will be over],” Gall said. “I think they said it should be out soon as far as what the punishment will be and all final by the time the season starts. But I’m not 100 percent sure. They just said that it should be quick.”