Just my opinion, of course, but in digesting all of this for the last few hours, it seems like the most troubling things are the QC activities and the possibility the NCAA drags in the basketball probation and calls us a repeat offender. As far as why RR was not fired, these are ALLEGATIONS of major violations. Sort of like criminal charges; innocent until proven guilty, yes? Now, when the final report comes down and the penalties are handed out, if it says the University of Michigan football program committed major violations under RR, then it is up to Brandon and MSC to decide if this is a violation of his contract. To fire him now, and then the NCAA lessens the blow to minor violations, RR would have a serious case for damages. Thoughts?
Do you want to fire the coach? The contract he signs allows Michigan to fire him with cause for NCAA violations with no recourse for him to sue the University. It all seems pretty small in scale in relationship to other violations.
to a few people who wondered if RR would be fired for what happened today, especially with the word MAJOR being lobbed all over the place. No, I do not want him fired, but I don't think they could have done it when all these are is allegations at this point. Down the road, they may have to make a decision if the allegations stand and are booked as major violatons.
I feel ever so much better now. I mean, I know David Brandon said Rich's job was safe, but your vote of confidence really puts a fine point on it.
Shit, I have been there.