The NCAA has responded to Florida State's appeal to keep its 14 football victories from the 2006 and '07 seasons.
The NCAA's answer? They're not saying.
Apparently, in a Ron Prince-inspired move, the NCAA told FSU the verdict and no one else. Given FSU's status as a public institution, the school's response will be made public but we have to wait for it.
Just a guess, but if the NCAA gave Bobby Bowden the wins back — which will be taken away because of a university-wide cheating scandal — then FSU would have trumpeted Bowden's return to all-time wins business.
With the 14 disputed wins, Bowden trails Paterno by one. Without them, Paterno (who holds a 383 to 382 lead) will likely win the race for the Ensure Cup.
By the way, this slapfight between the NCAA and FSU is costing the Seminole Boosters $220,000, which is about $317,000 less than they are paying erstwhile offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden not to coach.