Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Ross Dellenger team up with Pat Forde from Sports Illustrated for a discussion on the NCAA president’s upcoming congressional testimony and its implications for college athletics. Dive into the entire conversation on the “College Football Enquirer” podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred platform.
DAN WETZEL: The NCAA president, Charlie Baker, is set to testify before Congress. It’s time for him to make a bold announcement and change the course of the NCAA. We need to drop the Jim Harbaugh case immediately and any other pending cases. Our selective enforcement of rules has led to a loss of credibility. Fans, coaches, and athletic directors have lost trust in us. The NCAA needs a fresh start. If Charlie Baker wants to save the NCAA, he should address this issue honestly and seek a complete reboot. What do you think, Ross?
ROSS DELLENGER: Oh, I highly doubt he’ll take that route. However, administrators have long suggested that the NCAA should hire a third-party organization to handle infractions, rather than handling it internally. The previous attempt with the IRP didn’t go well, but maybe a better version could be found.
PAT FORDE: Your point is quite provocative. Just stop the investigations, give everyone a clean slate, and start anew. But what does the reboot look like? What steps will be taken?
DAN WETZEL: I don’t know the specifics, but focusing all resources on busting Jim Harbaugh while letting Bill Self off easily undermines our credibility. We need a better approach.
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