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September 09, 2013

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UMike

The SI story says there was pay for play from like 2001 to 2011 lol

UMike

At least eight former Oklahoma State football players say they received cash payments from people associated with the Cowboys program starting in the Les Miles era and identified another 29 players as having also taken money, Sports Illustrated revealed Tuesday in the first of a five-part investigative series on the football program.

Some players received $2,000 annually and others around $10,000, multiple players told SI, with a few stars allegedly received $25,000 or more.

Among the players SI identified as having taken money, included former quarterback Josh Fields, running back Tatum Bell and cornerback Darrent Williams, who was shot to death in 2007 while a member of the Denver Broncos. Fields, Bell and others denied getting illicit payments, but multiple players were on the record as saying they received money and saw other players getting payments.

SI also claimed that former quarterback Bobby Reid was given money. During a notable September 2007 press conference, Gundy staunchly defended Reid after an Oklahoman columnist questioned Reid's maturity. But four former Cowboys told SI that after Reid lost his starting job, he stopped receiving bonus money. Reid too denied receiving money while a player.

Subsequent chapters of the investigative piece allege that there was also widespread academic misconduct involving the football program, that the program tolerated recreational drug use and that members of a hostess program had sex with recruits.

The first part of the series concentrated on financial irregularities in the football program. SI reported that payments to players, which stretched from 2001 to at least '11 under head coaches Miles and Mike Gundy, were primarily delivered three ways: a de facto bonus system based on performances on the field; direct payments to players from boosters and coaches independent of performance; and no-show and sham jobs -- including work related to the renovation of Boone Pickens Stadium -- that involved at least one assistant coach and several boosters.

Miles, now the coach at LSU, was instrumental in creating a "hospitable" environment for boosters, according to Sports Illustrated.

Several players claimed that former Oklahoma State special teams and secondary coach Joe DeForest played an integral role in the bonus payment system and would determine how much players would get.

"It was just like in life when you work," said Thomas Wright, a defensive back from 2002-04. "The better the job you do, the more money you make."

Defensive back Calvin Mickens said he received $200 after forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass in his very first game.

"I was like, Wow, this is the life!" Mickens said, according to Sports Illustrated. "I'm 18, playing football, and I just got $200."

DeForest, now the associate head coach and special teams coordinator at West Virginia, said he never paid a player for on-field performance.

T. Boone Pickens, the school's most prominent booster, was not implicated in any improprieties by SI's sources.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9657658/report-oklahoma-state-cowboys-players-got-paid-les-miles-era

Terrance Sullivan

UMike it brought joy to me to see U and UpNorthCane and crew enjoy the HurricaneWalk as much as I enjoy it. One of the best things AG did for us fans was to bring that to Miami. Enjoyed seeing everyone. Back to work, back to reality lol. Man i cant wait to see U guys again on October 4-6 for Ga. Tech game. Go Canes.

UMike

So bad Okie State isnt in the SEC, then they could just investigate and clear themselves.

LB

"So bad Okie State isnt in the SEC, then they could just investigate and clear themselves."

Heh. +1.

canezilla

SO NOW THE MIAMI INVESTIGATION WILL BE DELAYED EVEN MORE. OKIE ST HAS THERE ATTENTION. HOPEFULLY THEY SAY LET'S GO LIGHT ON MIAMI AND HAMMER THEM??? PROBABLY NOT

trianglecane

Wow.. Les Miles creating a favorable environment for boosters? Patrick Peterson... say whaaaat?

Ohio_Cane

Had no idea OGV was as big as Roy Hibbert. Lol

Ohio_Cane

DEATH PENALTY TO OK ST!!!! OMG IT'S THE END OF FOOTBALL AS WE KNOW IT FOR THE COWBOYS!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHHHHHHH

UMike

Chris Feet just tweeted there was over 1,200 fake tickets sold for the UM-UF game..be careful guys!

orange 'n green in the vein

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/?eref=sinav&sct=hp_nv_a

Where's the icon for #15? This is just slightly less worse than having 2007 results for the team page for the basketball team in March when they got to #2 in the nation.

UMike

Alex Collins is 3rd in the nation in rushing

UMike

Miami is tied for 4th in the nation with 7 sacks..that is more than half of what they had all of 2012 lol

UMike

Miami is currently ranked 73rd in the nation in total defense, 54th in rushing and 81st in passing.

Ohio_Cane

Alex Collins is 3rd in the nation in rushing

Posted by: UMike | September 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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And Arkansas has played NO ONE.

LA Lafayette and Samford.

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Surprised the D is ranked that low in passing, and overall as well. Esp with FAU to start. Part of that is because of so little "O" keeping them on the field. FL had like 45 plays in first half alone.

UMike, how do we stand in TO's?? We're on the plus side for sure.

Good to see the sacks, esp with 2 more against FL. We may get to near 25+ before its over, negative yardage plays make a big difference.


UMike

I cant find a stat for total turn overs..but we created I think 5 against Florida

UMike

Ohio I know..just though it was interesting. If we can talk about Duke leading the nation after playing FAU, Collins can get a little credit lol

Ohio_Cane

If we played LA Laf and Samford, Duke would be ahead of the country by 100 yards lol

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Yep, we were +4 against FL, even with FAU.

Couldn't find any stats nationally myself

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My guess is that if the "O" had stayed on the field against FL we'd be up 10-15 spots higher on all the D stats. Same for FAU, need some game controlling drives.

Clearly moving in the right direction...

Ohio_Cane

Sapp and Irvin in "U know it" praising Canes and Golden for beating UF. Good stuff lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ivw_xXFxy8

UMike

We will move up a few spots in a couple weeks lol

canezilla

I WOULD NEVER BUY A PRINTED OUT TICKET.U CAN MAKE 500 COPIES AND SELL THEM ALL.

Ohio_Cane

Can someone tell me where the Canes fans section is for the PITT game at Heinz field?

CGNC


Posted by: 86Cane | September 09, 2013 at 09:05 PM

Nice!!!! Who are all the people in the photos? I remember OGV and UMike and Anastasia from other pics

UMike

CGNC..far left next to me is TSully..or Terrance...in the camo is UpNorthCane and to the far right is my little brother. Not sure who the other chick is lol

Ohio_Cane

For those questioning our OL last game, read this:

Thomas Goldkamp ‏@Goldkamp247 5m

Miami OL held Florida's 4-man (or less) pass rush to affecting QB on just 15.8% of dropbacks. Would have been best of any team last year.

UMike

Ohio..If it was 5 on 4 (or less) then that number should be low! haha jk...I just think since there were a few times Morris had to run people think the OL didnt do well. My biggest issue was Coley's play calling.

Kenyon19_BR

Wondering the same thing, Ohio haha

Ftmcane

**** the college football game day guys. Only Millen gave Miami credit.

Ftmcane

^^^^^. Sorry, college football daily crew

Ohio_Cane

Wondering the same thing, Ohio haha

Posted by: Kenyon19_BR | September 10, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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I found the answer. Green sections are for visitors. Can obviously buy anywhere, but U'll be around more Canes fans if U buy in those.

Here: http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/tickets/pitt-season-tickets-m-footbl.html

Kenyon19_BR

Will definitely be looking into that. Thanks, Ohio. And likely will see you there!

Ohio_Cane

Kenyon, I'll let U and everyone else here who's going when I buy my tix and where I'll be sitting. We can all meet up!

j.w.

Quick summary of the espn link above: They like our Defense against the run and against hte short passing game. We are favorites in all but one game from here on. Morris had 3 bad decisions and paid the price for 2, if he avoids throwing into tight coverage he improves. If we beat F$U we can go undefeated.

laquinton

http://coachingsearch.com/article?a=Photo-Bill-Snyder-pens-letter-to-North-Dakota-State-QB-after-defeat


Very classy.

Ohio_Cane

Just ordered my tickets for Canes vs PITT!!

Section 102, row J. Corner of the endzone to the right of the scoreboard. 10 rows from the field.

GET AT ME CANESPACE, WE'RE GONNA BE UNDEFEATED GOING INTO THAT GAME!

PS - It's gonna be 20 degrees out, so dress warm U southerners! LOL

Stat1124

For those who missed it, you can rewatch the Hurricanes FlashForward here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZcdKSz7n_Y

Terrance Sullivan

Whats our scoring defense rank and whats our scoring offense rank. The rest of those stats for the birds. I mean Florida almost doubled us with yards and they also had the ball for 16 more minutes than we had and we all know who won the game. Florida had over 420 plus yards offense but only scored 16 points. Heck our 1986 team against Penn State went up and down the field on them and only scored 10 points and lost the national title. Only scoring offense, defense, and our special teams ie fg's punts, etc stats matter, the other stuff is chicken bleep.

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Tough one, just when things are getting exciting and we're winning again we get 2 weeks off.....any chance we can move the next game up a week??

SOUP, can we get Manny or Susan for a live blog maybe to fill in the time??

Terrance Sullivan

Miami is 18th in scoring defense allowing 11 points a game. Miami scoring offense is 72nd scoring 27.5 points a game. Go Canes!

LB

"SOUP, can we get Manny or Susan for a live blog maybe to fill in the time??"

Heh, I'll have to be banned from the Space until after. :)

SOUP

SOUP I BOUGHT 4 TO USF AND 2 TO FSU

Posted by: canezilla | September 10, 2013 at 06:37 AM

Yeah, my bad, I got U down for 4 tix.

Made U sweat though! LOL

SmatCane

scoring defense at 18th is pretty good.

SOUP

SOUP, can we get Manny or Susan for a live blog maybe to fill in the time??

Posted by: longtimecanefan | September 10, 2013 at 04:04 PM

I'm going to try to get the new guy from the PBP instead. Will let U know ASAP.

SOUP

TJL...If U are going to Tampa for USF can I just bring your shirts with me to the game tailgate or meet U at your hotel? I am gonna get more of the UF game shirts by then so I can give U one of each.

SOUP

Today's road trip: Winter Haven...Ocala...Tallahassee. Me so tired.

SOUP

Listening to sports talk radio this AM while driving to Ocala. Tampa media and fans have turned on former UM DC and current Bucs coach Greg Schiano after the tough last second loss on Sunday. His post-game interviews didn't help him in popularity with either group.

SOUP

Alex Collins is 3rd in the nation in rushing

Posted by: UMike | September 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

We knew he was a good player, it was just his recruiting that was screwed up.

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