Bob The Builder wrote:
I'm curious if the arrangement he has with Nike would run aground of the same issues tread upon with that CU football player/snowboarder Jeremy Bloom?http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=1751432
In an ideal world, I don't give a damn if Nike feels like giving the Rupp a salary.
But within the context of NCAA gifts, etc. it would seem this should be more of an issue... Is there a difference between getting a football player getting a stipend and Rupp getting free coaching/personal training equipment/super treadmill?
every athlete in the ncaa gets free coaching.
the kids on the oregon team all have coaching, i guess rupp just thinks salazar is a better coach. a lot of coaches would not let an individual who is not coached by the school coach and/or the athlete did not work out with the team compete for the team.
i wonder if they asked coaches in different sports if they would let a top athlete of rupps caliber compete for the team, but not workout for the team.
example if wrestling coaches john smith, tom brands, jay robinson, dan gable when he coached etc. if they had a kid who would most likely win ncaa, but the kid refused to work out with the team and used a private coach instead of them, would they let that kid compete for the team?