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Posted on Tue, May 25, 2010 : 4:36 p.m.

Everything you need to know about Michigan's response to NCAA allegations

By Staff


Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and head football coach Rich Rodriguez answer questions from the press regarding their response to the NCAA allegations at the Ross Academic Center on Tuesday afternoon.

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At 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the University of Michigan released its response to the NCAA allegations of wrongdoing within the Wolverines' athletic department and football program in which it admitted to four major rules violations.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and football coach Rich Rodriguez discussed the school's response in an 11 a.m. press conference, in which the two detailed Michigan's self-imposed sanctions. has been detailing Michigan's response to the NCAA all day. Here's a look at our coverage, which will continue throughout the day:

MAIN STORIES's Dave Birkett wrote two stories that detail responses from the university and Rodriguez, who filed a separate response of his own with the NCAA.







Wed, May 26, 2010 : 8:23 a.m.

Another arrogant response from the U of M. Why, oh why, can they not accept they made a mistake in hiring Rich Rod. He's been nothing but trouble since (before) he arrived here. No, Coleman and Martin/Brandon cannot ever be seen, or accept, to have made a mistake. This arrogance is pervasive throughout the University, (there are Deans and faculty who constantly receive poor ratings, but are still on the payroll) but the attitude stems from the top. If your top executives are egotistically ignorant of admitting their blunders, why should anyone else.


Wed, May 26, 2010 : 7:25 a.m.

where is all of this 20 min of extra running coming from? from the UM response: Docked itself 130 hours of practice time, double the 65 hours it exceeded NCAA limits by from January of 2008 through September of 2009. 20min!= 65 hours?? even so, you can't argue that college football is big business. this is less of a matter of student safety, as BillMK would have you think. but a matter that they were cheating and giving themselves an unfair advantage (whether it helped the win column or not). it seems like fans see it as 'oh, the football players aren't fragile little kids. they weren't hurt by the extra time. people are out to get us' but in reality, UM broke the rules. whether or not they rules are good rules, outdated, or complete nonsense they still need to follow them. as for punishment. this is clearly a RR problem. this is shown by the new investigation at WV. previous coaches knew how to follow the rules. so hopefully the ncaa doesn't punish UM as if they've been cheating for years and years (which may have happened if this was uncovered in, say, RR 6th year). i actually think RR earned another year with this punishment. They'll keep him around until the 2 year probation is over. then bring a new guy in to start rebuilding.


Tue, May 25, 2010 : 10:25 p.m.

Remember when Gary Moeller was fired because he shed a negative light on the school when he was drunk outside of a Detroit area restaurant? Remember when Bill Freider was fired for placing a shadow on the school for committing to another job before the end of the season? They were both successful coaches who were highly regarded by the school. But the moral of the story was that no one was above the school, regardless of success. Then why should Rich Rod be given a pass for his actions in this case? The school has always maintained high standard no matter what. Were have they gone?

3 And Out

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 10:18 p.m.

Robbie are you really Scooter in disguise? lol. Anyway... Rich Rod is on very shaky ground as we all know. There is talent at Michigan but up until now they have been very poorly coached by Rich Rod and his staff. There has only been one game in which they put it together and played well on both sides of the ball against a reasonable decent opponent.....which was 08 vs. Minnesota. Other than that the team has been crazily overmatched, outschemed, outcoached, undisciplined etc etc.... and THAT is the true indictment of Rich Rod. Now the fact that he still continues to try to deflect blame on him on others and not fully realize the enormity of the task ahead of him, and how his offensive and defensive systems are no match for quality opponents of the Big Ten...its only a matter of time for Rich Rod... 3 and Out.

Robbie Webb

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 9:35 p.m.

aarox, Rich Rod is not going anywhere and these violations aren't as big of a deal as fans are making it out to be.


Tue, May 25, 2010 : 9:32 p.m.

Much as I hate to say it, this is a major violation. Apologists are rather iRRelevant at this point. Good news is that this may be the catalyst that brings in a winning regime. Pizza Pizza!


Tue, May 25, 2010 : 7:37 p.m.

Me: Three degrees, including doctorate; succesful educator / academic /professional /administrator, continued connections to other universities as well as UM My opinions: 1. These "violations" are chicken manure. I am utterly committed to protecting all students from exploitation - but let's get real. i know med students who work 20 hours a week to help pay for their education(which is NOT free!); and undergrad, grad, and even law students who work forty hours a week and go to school full time. 2. That said, rhe rules are there. Just as I paid my last parking ticket (also chicken manure), UMAD had to humbly respond - and did so. 3. If anybody feels that this affair is not the result of personal vindictiveness on the part of individuals with grudges; or that such violations among D1 programs are less common than driving 75 on I-75, he/she should not accept any offers to buy a bridge. 4. If RR's kids win eight or more games this fall, this whole business is irrelevant; and if they win less than seven, he is gone. Seven, and it depends which ones. And that's all. See you in August, when we can talk about FOOTBALL!


Tue, May 25, 2010 : 4:27 p.m.

This is much to do about nothing.Who really gives a you know what.Like Coach Vest said,everybody get out of the libary,your studing to much.The way Michigan has played the last 2 years,the NCAA should say you need more pratice time.I'm sure Bo never had anybody stay after pratice.The old saying is you play like you pratice.

Terry Star21

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 3:57 p.m.

Michigan Football will survive as always, RichRod stays because he is a champion, the recruits will be fighting to get to UM, Theo will be grilling the best at the tailgates, and the UM FB faithful will be packing the Big House with anticipation and singing The Victors 7 times - so the only worry I can see is if Michigan wins 10 or 13 games, and if the bowl award is silver or crystal.

Robbie Webb

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 3:51 p.m.

Rich Rod is not going anywhere, and they went 20 minutes over for running players who didn't attend class.

dading dont delete me bro

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 3:36 p.m.

they can't even cheat at practice and win...c-ya rod

Charlie Naebeck

Tue, May 25, 2010 : 2:50 p.m.

all I have to say is that old Bo is probably rolling in his grave about all this hub bub... lol