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NCAA looks at West Virginia/Rich Rod

Posted on: April 14, 2010 11:20 am
Edited on: April 18, 2010 6:55 am
 

Several outlets are reporting that the NCAA is investigating West Virginia for potential rules violations during the time Rich Rodriguez was coach.

The association's investigators could be looking for a pattern of behavior in regards to rules compliance by Rodriguez during his time with the Mountaineers. In February, the NCAA alleged five major rules violations by Rodriguez' program at Michigan. They stemmed of reports of violations of the NCAA's 20-hour weekly work limit for athletes.

Michigan is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in August in Seattle. Any penalties could come down during the season, Rodriguez' third at Michigan. Asked about the timing of those events, Rodriguez said during a Friday interview, "I don't know if there is ever a good time. From the standpoint of all the interviews, that all took place in midseason last year."

Rodriguez said 50-plus staff and players were interviewed by the NCAA.

"It's not anything anyone wants to go through but we did," the coach said.

Rodriguez also spoke of negative recruiting toward his program, although he did not say specifically it came from the NCAA investigation.

"You get negative recruiting even if you win 11-12 games," he said Friday. "We don't get much of that in the Big Ten. There's a couple of schools that negative recruit and then some other teams we play that we recruit against that are really negative.

"It's not Columbus [Ohio State]. It's up the road, South Bend [Notre Dame]. Even other places, [University of] Florida. Even where friends coach. We've dealt with it for two whole years. I tell our guys not to do it. Sell our program."

Michigan AD David Brandon said Tuesday there was no new investigation of Michigan and reiterated the Rodriguez will be Michigan's coach "this fall."

"I feel very confident in the AD, Dave Brandon," said Rodriguez' agent Mike Brown who had just gotten back in the country and not seen the West Virginia reports. "He's a good guy. He'll guide them through this."

 

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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2010 1:32 pm
 

NCAA looks at West Virginia/Rich Rod

"It's not Columbus [Ohio State]. It's up the road, South Bend [Notre Dame]. Even other places, [University of] Florida. Even where friends coach. We've dealt with it for two whole years. I tell our guys not to do it. Sell our program."


That is a hoot! Up the road is Michigan State. The skunkbears are accusing the Spartans of negative recruiting? Oh, the pot calling the kettle black!

What a hoot.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 9:25 pm
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

It's good to see Sparty fans are still excited about the latest Michigan information...



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2010 5:31 pm
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

SCREW BLUE!!!!!



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Negative Recruiting...What?

"It's not Columbus [Ohio State]. It's up the road, South Bend [Notre Dame]. Even other places, [University of] Florida. Even where friends coach. We've dealt with it for two whole years. I tell our guys not to do it. Sell our program."

Dodd – let’s get this straight, Rich Rod said Notre Dame (up the road? – all maps show South Bend is South of Ann Arbor) is recruiting negatively against Michigan?  Is this fact or fiction?  Notre Dame was not after the same players this season, so how can that statement be anything but fiction? 

 

Now I get it Dodd.  You want the Irish to get upset, and quote you as a source.    




Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2010 11:48 am
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

If you think you love him, imagine what the East Lansing fans are doing... lol.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 9:33 am
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

I was hoping Rich-Rod would be coach at scUM for a long time!! We love him in Columbus!!



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2010 7:37 am
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

Jrnyconts,

What is the magic number? How many stupid little complaints must occur before it is clear that there is one big problem?

How many little things must a person do wrong before people start to wonder if the person is really what they think he is?

After a while it really becomes clear that "they" are not after him, but rather he skirts the wrong side of the line too often.

If people just wave it off, time and time again, it only gets worse.

We must remain vigilant, and not just on this one person, but every coach everywhere. Yes, I mean everywhere.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2010 10:49 pm
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

Except this has nothing directly to do with the Striped Weasels. It's about RichRod and his methods. It only peripherally has to do with UM because that's where he is doing his "magic" at the moment. FYI, scUM has already been in big trouble, at least ON the field. At this point, they are slowly working their way back. As for whether that will be with RichRod or someone else, it is not for me to say.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2010 6:57 pm
 

NCAA looks in West Virginia/Rich Rod

I think Rodriguez is a horrid coach and has no business coaching Michigan, but this is getting ridiculous. Enough with all of these stupid little complaints already.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2010 6:41 pm
 

Here we go...

When was this posted?  I'm guessing it wasn't too long ago, because I see no comments like this:

"HUH, HUH!  scUM is in big trouble.  MAJOR VIOLATIONS!  DUH!"


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