Earlier this month a major college football program found itself in hot water after getting outed for recruiting another program’s players – which is a violation of the NCAA’s policies.
Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich called out Oregon State for sending a few of his players invitations to the Beavers’ spring game. He has since deleted the tweet, but it’s substance lives on.
Here’s what he had to say.
“My apologies for our players not being able to attend your Spring game. Ours was the same day, bad timing. Quick question, in the 203 years of coaching, none of you realized you couldn’t actively recruit another school’s players? Sent to campus? #leakydam #sloppybeavers.”
Oregon State initially apologized for the incident, saying the invitations were “unintentional mailings.”
“Oregon State Athletics and head coach Jonathan Smith became aware of unintentional mailings directed at a University of Hawai’i student-athlete this morning,” the statement said.”We are committed to following NCAA rules and are looking into this matter fully.”
According to a report from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oregon State chalked the incident up to a “clerical error” but is in the process of submitting secondary violation notice to the NCAA over the recruiting oops.