Detroit News: Urban Meyer is recruiting, and Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon doesn't like it
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
An NCAA waiver that allows incoming Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to recruit while outgoing coach Luke Fickell prepares the Buckeyes for a bowl game has Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon miffed.
Ohio State, Michigan or any other school shouldn't be allowed a waiver that, in essence, allows a school to have two coaches, Brandon told The Detroit News. Rich Rodriguez was able to make phone calls in 2007 when he accepted the Michigan job.
"I don't get it," Brandon told The Detroit News. "Because of circumstances, you're able to have a bloated coaching staff and divide responsibilities and focus. My coaches are running around, having to be at three places at once, and so is every other coaching staff in the country.
"But that changes if you can go to Indianapolis (NCAA headquarters) and get a piece of paper that says you can have two coaching staffs. One can coach, and the other can go recruit.
"Someone has to explain to me why that makes sense."
Meyer, hired after a cash and tattoos scandal that resulted in the Jim Tressel's resignation, has verbal commitments from four five-star recruits.