WVU checked the records - nothin' doin'.
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WVU checked the records - nothin' doin'.
Good find. The evidence is mounting against the Freep. Hopefully it won't be too long before all this bullshit is put to rest. Saturday can't come fast enough.
Someone please e-mail that article to Angelique or Rittenberg. In fact, I'll do it myself. WEST VIRGINIA PEOPLE ARE DEFENDING RICHROD THE END IS NIGH
Dogs and cats living together! MASS HYSTERIA!
+1 for diggin' deep into the vault for that one!
If we're wrong, we'll go to jail. Happily, quietly, we'll enjoy it! But if we're right, and we can stop this thing, Lenny...
You will have saved the lives of MILLIONS of registered voters.
Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of bad energy directed toward RichRod in the Big Ten area. Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.
That's a big twinkie.
Fetch me my blade, as soon the armies of the underworld will be upon us! Revel in this night, drink deeply of the heartiest wines, and find a boxom lass to make sweet love to as the sun sets, for it may be the last you see.
Also, fuck rosenberg.
The sad thing is that this WVU investigation was most likely inspired by one of two factors:
1) CYA! WVU realized that this would probably spill over to them and they wanted to "get out in front" of this sh*t.
2) There were probably some in the WVU AD who were hoping that they WOULD find violations so they could pile on RR.
What are the odds ESPN reports this?
Well, I kept to my word and emailed it to Rittenberg. So probably zero.
To be fair, they're not calling RR guilty (by airing his comments)... but all of these "constant updates" are quite tarnishing.
ps. stay tuned to sportscenter, more on the michigan allegations coming up lol
Rittenberg the espn guy right?
Yes he is.
Glad to see something like this come out. I doubt RR would just start violating the rules at this point in his career.
I really hope to see this Rosenberg get thoroughly embarrassed when his "hard-hitting" story is exposed for what it is.
There's hope yet for the Middle East
If WVU is jumping all over the chance to burry RR you know there is no truth to this story. I can't wait for saturday and all this RR is the devil shit to stop and have some real football to discuss. I can't stand how every little thing RR has done people wanna investigate and show how awfull of a thing he did, true or not. I'm expecting to wake up tomarow and read "little boy drowns in tolite, RR to blame for intentionally leaving the seat up."
I don't see this going away anytime soon. The Free Press could put it to rest, by either amending their article or offering a full or partial retraction. Considering that this story is likely generating them a fair amount of revenue, I doubt they'll do it.
Another way is for a major news organization unaffiliated with Michigan (ESPN, SI, or a different major newspaper) to go after the Free Press for this. This won't happen until and unless that organization is sure that the Free Press is full of crap. If a major news organization attacks the Free Press and are wrong on the smallest detail, then they'll have a huge mess on their hands that they really don't want to deal with.
The final way is for the NCAA and an outside firm to investigate the allegations and to conclude that absolutely nothing happened. This almost certainly won't happen unless Martin decides to go the route of the Basketball scandal and do so, which is rather unlikely as the likelihood of any major sanctions are incredibly low anyways. An NCAA investigation on its own won't work either, because their investigations unit has allowed itself to become irrelevant by failing to get anything on USC, OSU, etc.
Of course they can't find any evidence of violations, RichRod shredded it all.
Great call, are you sure your not the editor for the freep?
CLEARLY there is a track record of compliance for RR and his staff.
Clearly...there were some hold over pussys from the previous regime who couldnt handle the extra expectations of excellence, and washed out... and are now voicing their gripes (Tony with an e Clemons for example)
btw... Mgoblue.com has posted the official UM compliance video under the multimedia..
One former WVU player admitted Rodriguez pushed hard and could be difficult to play for, especially early in a career or player-coach relationship.
"Players are different and not everyone can handle the workload," the player said. "Some of them aren't used to it. Some of them don't want to compete. Some of the more highly recruited players are used to being babied."
WVU checking the records is about saving their own ass in case Rich Rod gets implicated, and I highly doubt that it was for the purpose of defending him. Do you think they would check the records and say "Whaddyaknow! We've got all kinds of NCAA practice violations on record, want to have a look?" Not that they have any real reason to fear the NCAA in this case, but it's probably just a precaution.
This article merely shows WVU taking the stance of "that stuff never happened HERE." Nothing can be read into this article beyond WVU saying that no violations occured at their program. This doesn't help UM one bit. The argument is that we brake the rules, that we don't want to abide by how NCAA dictates a program should be run and that we've cheated to get what we have (well, cheated more WITH RR than with other coaches) at the expense of our Student-Athletes' precious summer vacay.
I didn't even know that rules had brakes on them.
We can also assume that if WVU had found violations, your analysis would be that it wouldn't harm Michigan one bit, too?
So you think that RR was clean at WVU then came to Michigan and the gloves came off?
Can UM point to WVU's search as evidence that UM complied? Maybe not. But this helps in the PR battle.
Somebody hasn't been paying attention. From the article:
"He interrupted one question on the season's first Big East Conference coaches' teleconference with 'Next question.' When the reporter, from the Ann Arbor News, asked if Stewart was serious, Stewart replied, 'I'm here to talk about West Virginia football.'"
If that reporter is from the Ann Arbor News, he's not getting paid or published anymore.
the Freep. They protect their own as tenaciously as cops do. It's a rare one who has the balls and integrity to publicly call out a colleague.
and +1 to Blaze for one of the best movie quotes ever.
I thought he shred those records on the way out of town?!?!?!?
Just mentioned on First Take that WVU checked their compliance records and found no wrongdoing or player complaints at all. +1 to ESPN.
AHHH SKYISFALLING RITTENBERG IS NOT A DOUCHE AND ACTUALLY READS HIS EMAIL AHHHHH