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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

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:08 pm

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Sorry Dolt, I mean Dodd, my spouse happens to work in compliance and this is 100% on the coaching staff,period.

Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2009 5:08 pm

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

I'm sure the players put in more time than is allowed, but I also suspect it happens at all the major programs.  A local radio station has a former coach on weekly, one who's coached at two big-time programs, played in a major conference, and also coached in a lesser conference.  He commented on this when the allegations first surfaced.  He said those time limit rules get exceeded everywhere.  He said it may be a matter of tape-watching sessions or extra weight training that the players do of their own volition<wink>, but it's easy enough.  After all, if you're not putting in the extra time on your own, there are two or three guys below you on the depth chart who'd like your spot.

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2009 4:59 pm

Michigan failed to file hourly reports

Lets see all other sports filed their logs timely as stated by UofM  except the football team. Sounds a little fishy, maybe you avoid submitting what you know is wrong.

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