Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Will Muschamp takes shot at Ohio State

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The Southeastern Conference media days are underway in Hoover, Ala. and Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp wasted no time in taking a shot at one of the school's former coaches and his new program.

Muschamp sarcastically thanked the Ohio State Buckeyes and coach Urban Meyer for turning UF in to the NCAA after the Big Ten school believed Florida had committed a pair of secondary violations.

"We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we follow NCAA rules," Muschamp said Tuesday. "They certainly know a lot about NCAA rules."

The irony here is that Ohio State is currently under NCAA probation themselves for committing violations under former coach Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes were banned from postseason play last season despite recording an undefeated record.

From the USA TODAY:

Ohio State has turned in the Gators for two secondary violations since Meyer joined the university before the 2012 season. In early July, The Gainesville Sun reported that OSU had turned in Florida for a "bump" recruiting violation involving Gators running backs coach Brian White and Brooklyn, N.Y., running back Curtis Samuel, meaning White had contacted Samuel during prescribed non-contact recruiting periods. Last year, OSU notified the NCAA about a situation with 2013 defensive end recruit Jordan Sherit, who rode to Florida's campus with a friend then on the Gators football team.

Florida was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing in both cases from the NCAA.

Meyer refuted that he had anything to do with reporting the violations. By a report by ESPN.com, citing sources, said that not only was Meyer aware of the allegation, he also endorsed it.

Just another day in the competitive world of college football. 

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