Going forward I have a serious concern that RichRod may have crippled Michigan football for years to come. To be blunt, his NCAA academic progress rate bordered on horrible.
2010 numbers are not out yet, but given what we know happened with academics and the team this year I am fairly worried that things got worse.
2009 report link in PDF: http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/apr2009/418_2009_apr.pdf
Football, as of June, had an 897. Not only are we facing contermpoeneous penalties, but based on his tending we may be facing historic penalties.
We know Tate failed and is likely to leave the school. If Michigan did not improve over 900 for 2010 and he is counted as leaving after a failure we face a loss of 10 percent of program scholarships.
We already have gotten our warning letter, which means even if Tate is not counted as leaving school after a failure, we will still lose scholarships and practice time if RichRod did not get us back over 900.
If the trend is not corrected next season we lose post season play.