Mike Holder does not sound confident about SI story

first_imgHolder: “We’ve already notified the NCAA and they’re going to assign an investigator to this.”— Brendon (@brendon_wm) September 9, 2013 AD Mike Holder: “I don’t want to believe (the allegations) are true. … Our goal is to separate fact from fiction.” #okstate— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) September 9, 2013 Here are the statements from Mike Holder on the Sports Illustrated scandal which will (presumably) drop tonight…Holder on SI: “I know enough to be very concerned.”— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) September 9, 2013 Holder: “I apologize to all the AD’s in the conference for what’s about to be said about a member of our conference.”— Brendon (@brendon_wm) September 9, 2013 “But we hope to make you proud by how we deal with it.” (2/2)— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) September 9, 2013 Holder: “I apologize to all the AD’s in the conference for what’s about to be said about a member of our conference.”— Brendon (@brendon_wm) September 9, 2013 Holder: “It’s time to Cowboy up.”— Brendon (@brendon_wm) September 9, 2013That last one is cringe-worthy but man, what a series of statements.Maybe he’s taking the “set your expectations really, really, really low and maybe we won’t look as bad by comparison!” angle but this is not a good look.One thing that nobody has talked much about but a reader named Brian mentioned in the comments section today was that Holder is probably terrified of what Boone’s thinking right now. This quote came from a CBS Sports story in 2011:“He [Pickens] has made it very clear to us,” Holder said. “If we want to lose our No. 1 supporter, then start breaking the rules.”This after Holder noted that Boone had disassociated himself from the OSU football program for a decade after the Hart Lee Dykes stuff in the late 80s.Boone’s your boy…until he’s not, and while I don’t think this is something he would bail the program on, Holder probably doesn’t want to take any chances. Boone doesn’t like getting embarrassed and nothing is more embarrassing than funding a football program that was running dirty the entire time.Stay tuned.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img