I saw this over on Adam Rittenberg's ESPN blog, and it struck me as quintessential Sparty . . .
"Michigan State's compliance director feels for her counterpart at Michigan and sheds some light on the difficulties of enforcing time limits, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Smith and her three full-time assistants try to get out and make sure MSU's 25 sports are being operated by the rules, she said, but scattershot observations are all her department can manage.
'We just don't have the manpower,' she said. 'If a [football] coach wanders out during the summer to watch seven-on-seven [passing] drills, there's nothing I can do about it. I can't legislate someone's morality. If they want to go and cheat, they're going to do that. No amount of education is going to change that. Every institution is one booster or one athlete away from a major violation. That's how we live our life in compliance.'"
It starts off sounding like they are being understanding, but quickly turns backhanded. It seems like MSU is trying to perpetuate the "Michigan Cheats" narrative by saying that they can't even be sure that their own team isn't cheating?
Sounds about right . . .