"I get mad when I think about that, to me -- and I don't mind saying it -- I thought it was a bunch of BS," Rodriguez said. "We got in trouble for, in the offseason, a strength coach putting a rubber ball on a stick for a get-off thing when (players) did their running. A rubber ball on a stick.
"Now think about that, I could have put a hat on a stick -- that was something I got in trouble for."
Let's just focus on the NCAA violations for this discussion. The rest of the past is history. I was thinking about this the other day as it seems the NCAA is not going to make a big stink about Alabama and other SEC schools committing very similar violations to what got USC in a heap of trouble.
It angers me that players receiving illegal benefits in the south is probably going to get a slap on a wrist compared to what Michigan got for a Freep jihad over a rubber ball on a stick.