Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2-Minute Drill

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2-Minute Drill

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BLACK EYE FOR BUCKEYES

Ohio State's athletic department is reviewing recruiting violations committed by two assistant football coaches shortly before last week's signing day, including one involving a Jacksonville player. Defensive ends coach Shawn Simms visited White High School defensive back Roshard Gilyard on Jan. 31 at his Jacksonville home. Because of an NCAA-mandated "quiet period" before players sign national letters of intent, recruiting on the Sunday before signing day is limited to on-campus visits. "There are so many rules, but there is no excuse for not knowing," Cooper said. ". . . But I know we did not knowingly violate the rule." Cooper said Heather Lyke, Ohio State assistant athletic director and director for compliance services, wrote a report on the violations last week. Gilyard signed with Auburn.

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