I don't consider it "pathetically desperate" to criticize a school for forcing out a player who, by all accounts, was the absolute model student-athlete simply because they recruited a freshman who is better.
The fact that he was able to use his 1st four years to get two degrees shouldn't be reason to force his scholarship away from him. It should be a reason that the school should want him to stay in the program as long as the NCAA would let him. He had a 5th year of elgibility. He should have been able to use it. To force him out because they recruited over him, isn't right. The fact that he knew he was going to get a raw deal doesn't make it better.
I'd say this if it happened at Butler. I'd say this if it happened at Purdue. I'd say this if it happened at Wabash College. It's not some damn conspiracy against IU.
It's not just an IU problem. It's an NCAA problem.