So, I was just listening to ESPN Radio and a scary topic came up.
It has basically been said that the reason the NCAA is investigating at West Virginia is to see if the violations which occurred here also happened there, under RR's watch. This is important because the major argument being made by RR and UM is that these infractions were made either by accident or by ignorance and were not the result of a system put in place by RR, rather they were an issue of the AD-compliance staff.
IF the NCAA finds that the same thing was going on at WV, it can conclude that a)there is a pattern of non-compliance that would tend to be evidence of a system put in place by RR and b)RR put these systems in place with the *intent* of stretching, skirting or bending the rules to, ultimately, give his players an advantage.
It was said that if this pattern can be determined it would weigh heavily on the severity of punishment being levied upon UM based on the fact that it was intentionally done by RR. Now, the scary part is that the commentator and guest speaker both agreed that if there is a pattern of abuse and the NCAA imposes a much harsher punishment than is expected at this point, it wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility that UM cuts ties with RR BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS. I know, ESPN is the best spot to go to get information and of course I didn't take any of this with a grain of salt, but it still scares the hell out of me. I'm very doubtful that this would happen(at least before the season). What now and will this ever end?