While we're waiting for the response from the NCAA to the allegations, and UM's offer of self-imposed sanctions..
Michigan has denied one allegation against coach Rodriguez: 'Failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance'. This is the most significant charge, but ambiguous, without tangible effects...perhaps opening up the possibility of more significant penalties.
What if the NCAA rejects the denial, and the proposal of self-imposed sanctions? Can the University then take these 'off the table', and then challenge everything? Bring a legal 'full court press' and challenge the ambiguity of the rules (hasn't this been admitted by the NCAA?)?
So far, Michigan has taken the fully cooperative, diplomatic approach..and offered a reasonable deal - if not accepted, why not launch a 'shock and awe' legal campaign and force the NCAA to show the burden of proof against the documented 'rules'?