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revefsreleets 08-31-2009 11:19 AM

Can You Imagine How Bad The Wolverines Would Have Sucked If They DIDN'T Cheat?
 
All that extra practice, and they still were an awful football team.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...si_mostpopular

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan announced Sunday that it has launched an investigation into allegations that its football program regularly violates NCAA rules limiting how much time players can spend on training and practice.
The announcement from Michigan athletic director Bill Martin came after a Detroit Free Press article in which players from the 2008 and 2009 teams said the amount of time they spend on football during the season and in the offseason greatly exceeds NCAA limits. The players spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity because they feared repercussions from coaches.
"We are committed to following both the letter and the intent of the NCAA rules and we take any allegations of violations seriously," Martin said in a written statement.
"We believe we have been compliant with NCAA rules, but nonetheless we have launched a full investigation of the allegations in today's newspaper," he said.
Martin also said that the school had reached out to both the Big Ten and the NCAA about the allegations. He said the university would have more to say after its inquiry was done.
Coach Rich Rodriguez and the university's compliance director, Judy Van Horn, have denied that the football program violated NCAA rules.
Those regulations allow players to spend eight hours a week on mandatory workouts during the offseason. However, players told the Free Press that they have spent two to three times that amount on required workouts.
The players also said the amount of time they spent on football activities during the season exceeded the weekly limit of 20 hours and often exceeded the daily limit of four hours.
They also said quality-control staff often watched seven-on-seven offseason scrimmages that are supposed to be voluntary and that only training staff are allowed to attend.
Michigan was 3-9 last season -- Rodriguez's first year as head coach of the Wolverines -- and did not make it to the postseason, ending a 33-year streak.
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RoethlisBURGHer 08-31-2009 05:03 PM

Re: Can You Imagine How Bad The Wolverines Would Have Sucked If They DIDN'T Cheat?
 
DickRod will be gone if the NCAA brings down sanctions on scollies or denies them from playing in bowl games thanks to this.

Hell, he will be gone after scUM wins only 4 games this year.

MasterOfPuppets 08-31-2009 11:15 PM

Re: Can You Imagine How Bad The Wolverines Would Have Sucked If They DIDN'T Cheat?
 
Rodriguez is a dirtbag of the 1st degree ... i bet the same thing went on at WVU, i'd like nothing more then to have his stint at WVU tarnished. :laughing:

devilsdancefloor 08-31-2009 11:25 PM

Re: Can You Imagine How Bad The Wolverines Would Have Sucked If They DIDN'T Cheat?
 
imagine how bad OSU would be if they guys had to go to class:wink02::chuckle: <sarcasm smiley>

KeiselPower99 09-01-2009 09:14 AM

Re: Can You Imagine How Bad The Wolverines Would Have Sucked If They DIDN'T Cheat?
 
Well Michigan welcome to the Rodriguez era.


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