man i hope not, this would just by the Druwish Princess to our Lonestar..."that's all i need."
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
man i hope not, this would just by the Druwish Princess to our Lonestar..."that's all i need."
A certain Bball has made his entire career based on that loophole.
I say RR make up serious shit and "self-report" the hell out of WVA.
Take that mofos!!
Yea the first thought that came to mind was "oh dirtbag Calipari seems fine". I guess I'm just a little more concerned with the media firestorm that would pile on to all the other shit we've dealt with.
Un-fucking-believable. When is this shit gonna end.
Yea I felt bad about posting this. I absentmindedly wrote "fuck" in my notebook as I heard them bring this up. And now I'll go sit in class for 3 hours... sweet day.
That he shredded everything when he left.
Good point. Wasn't that a big deal when he left? I can't imagine there's much to look through.
Should i shred my avatar ?
Did some body say Shredder? Oh wait... never mind.
(not to be confused with Gob from Arrested Development).
Seriously, will the onslaught of shit sandwiches ever end?
RR Blue himself
"I've made a huge mistake"
They probably figure if it happened here it must have happened at WV. I don't know the precedent on this, but I would imagine they try to find out just how long this sort of thing has gone on. I hope they give us our punishment before anything turns up at WVU. Can't help but wonder if something did turn up what it would do as far as our penalty goes( even though they should be viewed as separate institutional problems).
Sorry, but with all of the vitriol aimed at RR after leaving WVU, I don't believe a word coming out of there. They would probably happily accept a major violation for WVU as long as it would give RR a black eye.
I guess what I meant to say was that it makes sense that the NCAA was looking at the last school RR was at to see if the same thing went on there. I wasn't saying that he did anything wrong there. Sorry for the confusion.
I know what you mean. It just wouldn't surprise me if the WVU folks were cheering this story, even though they might be on the hook for any violations that are found.
It doesn't "make sense", and punishment doesn't carry over.
... talking point 154.
I'm done caring until we...
A) Lose scholarships
2. Are banned from post season play
D- Obtain a sub .500 record for a 3rd straight season
Once those start to happen, I will become much more concerned/enraged.
Home Alone reference for the +1
the NCAA visited West Virginia about possible rules violations that took place prior to December 2007? No wonder the NCAA cannot get around to USC and their lies of a "massive scale" under Tim Floyd, Pete Carroll and Mike Garrett. This is complete bullshit to me. If the violations are not RR's doing, then this is a complete farce. I'm sure the painter (Stewart) is involved and that's where the focus should be.
Ok, I feel better now. So, does anyone think Devin will start against UConn?
You my friend are a WordSmith.
lets just throw another log on the "Rodriguez is scumbag" fire
Please just win so all this shit just stops.
I echo the above sentiments that I just don't care anymore. Until Rich Rod is fired or Michigan gets the death penalty it's just a bunch of hot air.
NCAA just back tracking to see if Rodriquez has a past history of what "allegedly" went on at Michigan?
if they find evidence that it occurred at WVa, then it may impact RR's credibility in the UM investigation -- and undercut some of the inadvertent arguments that were being made a few weeks back.
if RR within the current UM investigation has said "i didn't know that was against the rules, it's how i've always been doing it" then of COURSE the NCAA is going to follow up on his prev coaching position. they're not looking for a body, they're just doing due diligence.
i legitimately couldn't care less.
of doing what every other major program in the country is doing? Yeah, I'm going there!
I suspect that if they do some serious digging, that they will find that RR did similar things at WV that has come up in the UM investigation, because the accusations and finding are complete garbage.
Why doesn't the NCAA turn their attention on Florida, Alabama, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, etc. to see how many hours they fucking practice a week?
Until I hear otherwise, I'm going to assume that it was the same sort of issues we've had. Which would make sense, he didn't suddenly forget how to count stretching time. If there's nothing new and west virginia is just "guilty" of the same things Michigan was, I don't see how this makes one bit of difference.
when can we expect the story on rules violations at Glennville State?
because school supplies are on clearance right now.
sounds to me like NCAA doing due dilligence to see if there was a pattern of non-compliance by Rodriguez regarding practice time and the other accusations. Since there's no time associated with the NCAA visits of WV, I wouldn't be surprised if the WV story broke as a result of a flurry of FOIA requests flying around by various newspapers asking the extent of the NCAA's investigation into RichRod. If I was a jilted lover, er school, damn right I'm confirming that investigators talked to me about my ex.
Essentially, I'm just taking a "move along" approach until the final results and Michigan's response is presented.
...Rosenberg was behind this? Doing a little snooping around on R&R in Morgantown?
Could be Rosenberg, Snyder, Beckett, some slappy from the Coal Mine Gazette... with the UM press conference where they acknowledged what the NCAA accusations were, it doesn't take a PhD in journalism to start sending out FOIA requets to every school Rodriguez was associated with to see if they were contacted by the NCAA.
The bottom line is: the witch hunt is on and will only stop (or be mitigated) by a slap on the hand by the NCAA AND a winning season in 2010.
... until that little newspaper in Detroit links to this report and puts it right at the top of the page... (sigh)
Above the story of the woman pleading guilty for killing four teenagers while driving drunk.
Don't click on it.
(I'm not clicking on it, I'm just pointing at it.
Don't point at it. Don't even look at it.)
As of 3:12 PM Eastern time, I have been informed that this is the top page center story on a certain local papers website. I refuse to visit the site, so I can neither confirm or deny this report, but it came from my Father, so I would assume he was not lying to me.
Not even funny this time, not sure why...
Without the distraction of actual sporting events these negative stories hit hard and linger. Reason 1,546 the offseason sucks.
..is looking up all of Rodriguez's old posts and negging all of them.
Good God it is only April 13th
This news is whatever. Less than 7 wins and Rod is done anyways. Just want the season to get here so we hopefully can start winning and put everything behind us.
Seems like Freep jihad fallout to me. I imagine it could have gone something like this:
NCAA (while investigating Michigan): What led you to believe this was an acceptable way of operating?
Rich Rod: It's what we had always done at WVU.
NCAA (while feverishly taking notes): Oh snap.
In my opinion this is getting beyond the norm. It appears there is a strong political movement to 1). Terminate RR, or 2). Give a black eye to Michigan Football, or 3). Both of the above.
Something smells fishy. I may be wrong but I don't think so.
In the press conference with Brandon, RR said he operated under the same interpretation of scheduling rules at WVU. It would be silly if the NCAA did not check into that school as well, having already spent so many hours working on the UM case. If they confirmed the same thing happened at WVU, they could double the impact of their investigation with minimal effort. My guess, however, is that WVU -- as much as they may now hate RR for not "holding the rope" or whatever -- will not be eager to divulge any noncompliance and this will simply be one more thing checked off the NCAA's due diligence list.
I can't condone RR for what he did here and what he may have done there but WTF! USC gets off without even a slap and the wrist. Commence all caps yelling. FUCK YOU WVU, FREEP, MICHIGAN HATERS, AND NCAA WHO REFUSES TO DO A GOD DAMN THING ABOUT USC.
i agree this is hot air - right now - its still annoying to listen to my sparty friends today.
fwiw, dr sat has a great take on the situation:
"That's only if anything comes of it. Maybe nothing will; it will be months before we know, by which time Rodriguez may or may not still be employed in Ann Arbor, depending on factors that have nothing whatsoever to do with what he may have done at West Virginia. But this is certainly not the ideal situation when you're still proving yourself to a new boss."
And remember after RR coached his first season at Salem in 1988 the school gave itself the death penalty and dropped football!!!
I wonder if Glenville State is going to get a call from the NCAA.
Here we go again. The NCAA is on the offensive while anyone in their path has to freeze in fear. The NCAA can just randomly pick and choose whom they want to bully.
My question is when will there be an investigation on the NCAA and their methods for targeting whomever they want, at any given time, without even being questioned?
We can question corporate America. We can question our employers and employees. We can question every little thing that the police does. We can question the government. But no one dares to hold a high level investigation on the NCAA? My gosh. No wonder they can go after anyone at anytime that they feel like it.