Caporegime Larry Scott, who runs the NCAA's west coast crew as the commissioner of the Pac-12, wants to arrange some kind of sit-down with the heads of all of the NCAA's families. He has a beef with basketball's so-called one-and-done rule, which requires athletes to spend one year pretending to be students before they're eligible to play in the NBA. That's good! So what's Scott's suggestion for a fix? Well, he doesn't have one, per se, but he wouldn't mind maybe seeing the rule expanded to sort of go beyond one year. That's dumb.
It's only been a few weeks since Scott sent a message to his bosses in Indianapolis seeking protection from the brazen new earner who threatens to spoil all the action in his territory. And at last week's Pac-12 football media day, Scott made every effort to show he's a stand-up guy who's not above doing what he can to straighten out what he sees as a situation.