This article is part of our CFB Barometer series.College Football is back! And not a moment too soon, as scandals have ripped through the college football scene during the offseason. Ohio State saw the loss of both its head coach and star quarterback, while Auburn has come under continued scrutiny regarding the now-departed Cam Newton. It's been all about the Hurricanes over the past couple of weeks, and we're not talking about Irene. Booster Nevin Shapiro alleged giving impermissible benefits to as many as 72 current and former players at The U from 2002-2010. At least 12 'Canes have been declared ineligible by the school in the hopes that the NCAA will rule swiftly on any suspensions or repercussions. Penalties for the university itself range from loss of scholarships to bowl bans to even the revival of the death penalty. While the latter would be supremely harsh, the NCAA does not want to lose face in what has already been a tumultuous offseason. As a result, the Miami program remains in limbo.
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