Bumped. Always nice to see the return of "Trogan-to-English" series. - BN Eds.
Many of you have seen that the University of Oregon just received a slap on the wrist for its football team's violation of NCAA rules. Notable is that former head coach Chip Kelly made an apology for his part in the scandal. Trogan-to-English compares Kelly's apology to that of former USC head coach Pete Carroll, whose team's violations dwarfed those of the Ducks.
Kelly: "... I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, all of its current and former players and their fans."
Carroll: <no apology>
Kelly: "I accept my share of responsibility for the actions that led to the penalties."
Carroll: <no acceptance of responsibility>
Kelly: "... the NCAA investigation... had no impact on my decision to leave Oregon for Philadelphia."
Carroll: the NCAA investigation had no impact on my decision to bolt from Troy to Seattle ahead of the feds.
Kelly: ".. I had every intention to cooperate with the NCAA's investigation, which I did."
Carroll: <no intention of cooperating with the investigation, purposely avoided the hearing or being questioned>
Kelly: "I do expect the... football program to continue to thrive at a high level. They are a talented and resilient group of coaches and players..."
Carroll: the program at SC will collapse without me, even though I taught Kiffin and Orgeron how to cheat. The players are spoiled and a number are criminals, so they will thrive at cheating, but not at winning ball games.
Kelly received an 18-month show-cause order from the NCAA, making it extremely difficult if not impossible for a college to hire him during that period. Carroll never received a show-cause order, so your school can pick him up right now and begin cheating in earnest. By the way, Oregon is on probation, loses one scholarship, and remains bowl eligible. SC lost several scholarships and was made ineligible for a bowl appearance.