This was expected. Two former University of Miami football assistant coaches and a former assistant coach to Frank Haith when he ran the Canes’ basketball team have filed a motion with the NCAA asking that their cases be dismissed because of the mistakes the NCAA made in their long investigation of the Hurricanes. A conference call is set for today according to CBS Sports.
It’s unknown when the committee will decide on the motion. The NCAA has told other coaches named in the notice of allegations, including Frank Haith, that responses to the notices they received are due by May 20 and that the case may not be heard until July. That means that Haith will be able to finish out the season without fear of suspensions. In Haith’s notice of allegations, he was cited for failure to monitor, which is not as serious as an unethical charge, which could have led to a multiple year penalties.
Looking back on past history of college basketball coaches charged with “failure to monitor,” it would be safe to say the outcome for Haith’s penalties should be pretty minimal and mostly non-evasive to the Mizzou program.
In the case of Jim Calhoun and UCONN in 2010-2011, the school was placed on three years probation and had a reduction in scholarships by one for three seasons. Plus the penalty limited the number of recruitment calls. Calhoun was also suspended for three conference games.
In the case of Baylor and their coach Scott Drew in 2010-2011, he was suspended for two Big 12 games, the school lost a scholarship for two years and he was limited in the amount of recruiting contacts he could make.
When all is said and done, expect a two-three game suspension for Haith next season at the start of SEC play and a reduction in the number of contacts he is to make with recruits over a one of two year period. Plus, there could be a two-three year probation period. What makes this case unique is, will Missouri be forced to forfeit a scholarship since the alleged improper actions took place at another school?