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This one's from David Climer's column in the Tennessean:

Too often, Fulmer has fallen back on the oldest excuse in the book. On Monday, he said the recent problems are ''nothing more than a reflection of society in many ways.''

Climer rightfully calls it a copout. We couldn't agree more. Compare Dr. Phil's amateur sociology with this quote from an article about another SEC coach with a different approach to discipline, answering a question about disciplining players who commit crimes:

"We're all trying to do what's best," Spurrier said. "It's their ultimate responsibility. They chose to do things, and they knew they'd get what they deserved."

Accountability. What a novel concept.