Report: Miami losing RBs coach; NCAA external review wrapping up
With its 2013 signing day class wrapped up, Miami has a host of other issues still in front of it. Most immediately, it will have to find a new running backs coach if Terry Richardson leaves.
According to multiple reports, Richardson has taken the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars. There, he will join Jedd Fisch, the ‘Canes offensive coordinator who is now with the Jags in the same capacity.
Beyond the field, the Hurricanes have to do deal with an ongoing NCAA investigation that was suspended by the NCAA while it conducted an external review of its information gathering procedures in the case.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that the external review is complete and the organization expects to get a full report by the end of next week.
Julie Roe Lach, the NCAA’s vice president of enforcement, approved a $20,000-$25,000 payment to the attorney of former Miami booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro to obtain information pertaining to the NCAA investigation.
Shapiro is the whistleblower who said he provided countless impermissible benefits to Miami players and recruits. As a result, the athletics program is NCAA under investigation.
Sources told CBSSports.com that Lach approved payments to Maria Elena Perez, Shapiro’s attorney, in return for information the NCAA would not have been able to gather otherwise.
Perez said there was nothing amiss about what the NCAA asked of her.
“There is nothing wrong,” she said.
ESPN.com reported that the NCAA general counsel Donald Remy and Roe Lach approved of using Elena Perez, although NCAA president Mark Emmert said that the request to use Shapiro’s attorney never reach Remy’s desk.
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