It is apparent that college athletes need more supervision, I propose to the NCAA a new job that college teams should be required to fill. It would be called the Supervisor of Bozo's or S.O.B. for short. These S.O.B.'s would be in the hip pocket of the screw ups to make sure they stay within the team and NCAA guidelines. I could be an S.O.B. with a bit of pushing and welcome the chance to be paid to be an S.O.B. They would answer to a board from the NCAA. This board would be known as the Assertive Scholastic Supervisory Enforcement Section or A.S.S.E.S. Just to be clear, the S.O.B.'s would answer to the A.S.S.E.S.
Cases in point:
A case of too much too soon. Add to that a kid of privilege that has probably been entitled all his life. In an article with ESPN, his Dad talks about Johnny's temper and his drinking to cope. OK, Dad put the hammer down, I know if my parents had told me to buck up at age 20, I would have listened. Or is it too late to start parenting at this point. Reports indicate A & M will likely be starting a new QB this season. "Johnny Football" needs a real S.O.B. to keep him on campus - one that will take away his Sharpie, turn off his cell phone, and set his alarm clock. Remember this kid initially committed to Oregon - glad he changed his mind. Really makes you appreciate Mariota now, doesn't it?
List of matriculation:
Auburn (2 years) - kicked off team for failing drug tests
Arkansas State - never played a game after he was pulled over for speeding and police confiscated a gun in his trunk
Arkansas Baptist - awarded an Associate of Arts degree
Louisville - where coach Charlie Strong has stated "there will be zero tolerance" of violating the team's five core values, which include no drugs and no guns. Geez, thanks for spelling that out for me, I thought it would be OK for the kids to dope it up and shoot off a few rounds. The S.O.B. for Dyer should have his bags packed, no telling where he will head next.
If instituted, my hope is that the A.S.S.E.S. will be able to oversee the S.O.B.'s efforts to not let any NCAA athlete fall into a crack.