Tom Petty said it best, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” -After twenty seven and a half months of investigating the Willie Lyles case the NCAA finally had an answer for the Oregon Ducks with the Committee of Infractions(COI) report on Wednesday morning bright and early just before 8am ending an over two year case.
Here’s what the NCAA Decided on the Oregon Football program: (remember the Ducks have 15 days to appeal the decision if they choose to)
It is clear from the report that former coach Chip Kelly was a major player in breaking the rules. He has be hit with an 18 month Show Cause -basically meaning it will be really tough for him to come back to coach in College for the next year and a half. (not that he plans to do so)
Sanctions on the football program include loss of one scholarship a year for a two year period.
The Ducks will also be on ‘probation’ for three years.
A ban on subscription recruiting services during the probation period.
Oregon also have limited official visits and some other recruiting restrictions.
The big news of course is NO Bowl Ban for Oregon and according to the report the Ducks were ‘fully cooperative’ during the investigation. Let us know your thoughts on the Sanctions in the Comments.
Full COI Public Report on Oregon- the ‘sanctions’ are listed at the end.