So the Southern Cons have been doing a lot of posturing in the media by leaking selective excerpts from the NCAA hearings to Trogan friendly sites. We will get to their BS "appeal" when things slow down a bit. For now though wanted to make sure the email NCAA sent out today in response to Trogan shenanigans in the press:
The NCAA will not comment on the content of confidential documents. However, it is important to note that the recent story from fan site USCFootball.com takes select pieces of information from comprehensive documents out of context, weaving them into an inaccurate depiction. When reaching a decision, the Committee on Infractions carefully considers the hearing discussions and reviews all documents from all parties in their entirety, not just excerpts taken out of their original context.,*
This is revealing, however, and USC should take note as it prepares its appeal. The NCAA's position is that only the totality of the case matters and that incidents of investigatory sloppiness don't (out of context or not, it's clear that NCAA investigators often got things wrong -- both dates and events).
The USC appeal needs to show clearly how the NCAA's mistakes tainted the totality of the case and led to an unfair conclusion.
Good luck with that Trogans.