In response to the penalties imposed by the NCAA on its football and basketball programs, Oklahoma has changed up its compliance requirements a bit.
OU has banned any business (turquoise jewelry stand or cigarette outlet) from employing more than five Sooner athletes at the same time. It has also banned its offensive line from holding more than three defensive players on any given play.
Athletes seeking employment have to fill out a registration form, have it signed by a coach and then turn it into the compliance department. Compliance then checks with the coach and works with the employer to make sure everything is kosher. They've even increased their compliance staff from three to eight, and the compliance budget is now $1.2 million.
All of this sounds good, at least on paper. But if there's one thing the history of Oklahoma football has taught us, it's that cheating will not be contained. Cheating breaks free. It expands to new territories. It crashes through barriers. Painfully, maybe even...dangerously, but and...well, there it is.
I hate being right.