Rich Rodriguez: 'I know what happened' with absent practice logs
Rich Rodriguez wouldn’t go into details about how or why the Michigan football program failed to properly document practice time, but the second-year coach reiterated Wednesday the problem has been corrected.
"The only thing I can tell you is that the log process for those forms was corrected as soon as I learned of the issue,” Rodriguez said. “Anything else, I’ll refrain from talking about because I have to because of the NCAA investigation. Once the investigation is complete and over, then I’ll be happy to share more with you. But at this point that’s the only thing I can really talk about.”
Rodriguez made essentially the same comments on a Columbus, Ohio, radio station Tuesday.
Michigan released an internal audit earlier this week showing the football program failed to complete logs detailing how much time players spent performing Countable Athletically Related Activities.
Rodriguez does not personally fill out the forms, which are not mandated by the NCAA but part of the university’s compliance process.
The NCAA is investigating claims Michigan exceeded practice time limits last year.
“I know what happened with it,” Rodriguez said. “I found out about it, and once I found out about the process it got corrected. Now, it’s like everything else that’s been talked about, under that investigation. We’ve all been informed to not talk about it until afterward and so that’s where it’s at."
And when did Rodriguez learn the logs weren’t being kept?
“I’d like to talk more about it, but it’s best at this point that I don’t so we’ll leave it at that,” he said.
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