The Plain Dealer has a list of Ohio State secondary violations, which is worth a read if only for some of the hilarious examples. As a reminder, a secondary violation is basically nothing. These are typically self-reported incidents that result in a wag of the finger, but are against the rules nonetheless.â†µ
Like first-year football coach Urban Meyer, less than three weeks after he was hired, committing a secondary violation by saying "good luck" to recruit Noah Spence at a game in December.â†µ
Or even assistant coach Mike Vrabel using chewing tobacco on the sidelines during football games last season, which was noted and reported to Ohio State by a Columbus-area health teacher, and was a secondary violation of NCAA rules against using tobacco during games or practice.
So, yeah. Wishing a recruit good luck or Vrabel being Vrabro is against the rules. I guess I understand rules are rules, but ... come on.