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Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Posted on: November 16, 2009 3:19 pm
 

A person familiar with the process says that Michigan's compliance department might be to blame for failing to monitor the filing of practice logs.

The Detroit News reported Monday that Michigan coaches failed to file the required monthly logs that keep track of time spent practicing and working out. Michigan is being investigated by the NCAA for possible violations of the maximum 20-work week for football players.

The person, a veteran major-college administrator, said that it is typically the duty of a compliance person to keep track of each players' time spent playing, practicing and working out.

"That's on compliance. If it's Auburn, LSU, Florida or some other school if you didn't have practice logs filed then that's on compliance," the person said. "It's compliance's job to make sure to get them in."

The person said that he was personally responsible for counting the individual hours of each player, by month, then turning the documents into the compliance department.

Category: NCAAF
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Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2009 9:58 am
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

This is right.  I also have a compliance background and totally agree.  You can blame compliance for not doing their paperwork, but who ordered the extra practice?  Not compliance.  Let's not lose perspecitve of what the issue is - it's not a paperwork issue.  It's an issue of practicing too many hours.  Unless compliance mandated the extra practice, I'm not sure how it makes sense to throw them under the bus.  I realize that the football office is looking for an out here, but they are responsible and accountable for the actions of their players - not a compliance specialist with no authority over the players' actions.  There is 0% chance the NCAA buys this position.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2009 10:25 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

I just checked with Brandon Spikes, and apparently "it happens all the time" is no longer a defense.


Tell that to Patriot fans.




Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2009 8:39 pm
 

Rich Rod is not to blame

Rich is to blame.  He heads the program and the buck stops there.  That being said, I hope that michigan keeps him as coach.  I like the way michigan is playing.  Wisky stomped them, PSU stomped them, Illinois even stomped them.  This is great.  A dirty program like this deserves to be stomped on like this.  Go Ohio State.  Kick them good.



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2009 7:33 pm
 

Right: such a coincidence

The other article states the other UM sports- same compliance office- filed theirs on time.

More like, we can cheat so long as we destroy the evidence of our cheating.

Dodd is such a reliable jock-sniffer of the coaching fraternity.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2009 6:43 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Once again, it isn't so much that Michigan exceeded the weekly number of hours, but that they didn't file the required reports properly, or in a timely fashion, or at all perhaps.  It's like the Dez Bryant case in that regard, no infraction committed, but the cover-up that gets you spanked.  Filing those reports should be absolutely a top priority for SOMEONE.  It sure sounds like the compliance officer's responsibility to make certain they are filed.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2009 6:39 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Cmon Wolves. Do not give up on this guy. He will turn your program around in 3-4 years. Be patient. It always takes several years to turn around a dismal program. Just because he knows nothing about defense and has no clue how to follow any rules does not make him a bad coach. He will learn all those things in a few years....give him a chance.....PLEASE.



Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2009 6:00 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

I need those TPS reports on my desk in the morning!  Did you get that memo?



Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:41 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Curious how this was a big issue just before the season started, and then it just seemed to vanish as the Wolverines started 3-0 with a win over Notre Dame. And now that the Wolverines have lost a few down the stretch, the details of this investigation are back front and center in the Detroit News.

Coach Rich Rod, I'd suggest you find a way to beat Ohio State this weekend! It will give the media in your area something else to talk about for a while.



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:39 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

I just checked with Brandon Spikes, and apparently "it happens all the time" is no longer a defense.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:25 pm
 

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

In the 1986 comedy movie, "The Money Pit", Shelley Long is a musician in a symphony orchestra.  At one point, the conductor says, "the union requires me to give you a lunch break, but those of you who have any conscience will stay here and continue to practice."

In high volume, low margin retailing, you read occasional newspaper stories about people who feel forced to work "off the clock".

I'm sure the Michigan players were not ordered to exceed the practice time, but I am also sure they were encouraged to do it.


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