Surprise! Rich Rodriguez Breaks NCAA Practice Rules at Michigan
What else can we add to the resume of Rich Rodriguez? Recruiting and playing badboys Pacman Jones and Chris Henry — check. Recruiting a known drug dealer to play quarterback — check. Breaking NCAA practice rules? Check.
Players on the 2008 and 2009 teams described training and practice sessions that far exceeded limits set by the NCAA, which governs college athletics.
The players say they routinely are required to work out or practice many more hours throughout the year than the NCAA allows. They also say members of Rodriguez’s staff have broken rules by monitoring off-season scrimmages.
Hmm, how was it that Rich Rodriguez had a leg up on the competition when he was at West Virginia? Pretty easy if you’re spending about two-three times the amount of time with the team than the NCAA allows, especially if most programs are coming closer to the limit (I’m guessing most push and surpass the limit, but not by this amount). Actually the veteran players say the team followed the rules under Lloyd Carr. Student-athlete my butt — Rich Rod’s there for one reason — to run the football team at professional standards. Michigan sold its soul to the Rod and now they’ll likely pay the punishment price.