If anything comes out of all this crap about workout logs and stuff, what's worse case scenario and most likely???
I did not make this headline up
Worst-case scenario: Death penalty and Rosenberg is mandated to succeed as the AD.
Actual worst-case scenario: A pattern of minor violations being called a "lack of institutional control" which is the dreaded buzz-word that leads to serious penalties. I'm not sure if that's possible. You might need major violations for that.
Most likely: No violations are found.
I imagine the first puishment would be that they take away a few scholarships. Which, like, we aren't using anyways.
The worst thing that could happen would be that something comes of the charges, M fires RR and we get a new coach/DC. The defense has their 4th DC in 4 years and we look worse next year than we did this year. That is the worst that could happen. Most likely they'll find nothing or a few minor violations and we get a stern talking to.
Workout logs aren't NCAA policy are they? So how can the program be punished by the NCAA - would they punish a school for going soft on their own internal regulations? Isn't that the school's job to police, not the governing body?
What's next, is the Big Ten going to start second-guessing the suspension policies of the teams? Oh wait...
As several folks have noted, the logs are not an NCAA requirement. What is required is an effective compliance department. When that department has established an internal policy of requiring logs, and the logs aren't filed, it is clearly not a point in your favor.
The worst-case scenario is that Michigan committed violations serious enough to cost them a few scholarships. The next worst is that the NCAA finds some minor issues, but nothing provable that requires sanctions.
Our program and hurt our recruiting. With two losing seasons in a row and something like this coming out to be worst case scenario (if proved guilty) would destroy us. Rodriguez would be fired, wins would be taken away probably (cause the NCAA's like that) and who else knows what other punishments. The worst of all of it would be salt in an already wide open wound. A lot rides on the future of our program with this investigation.
Well, the NCAA could do that, but its not like we have a lot of them in the last two seasons to spot anyone.
What's even more horrible than the "worse" thing that could happen is the "worst" thing.
but it's nothing as grievous as not allowing bowl games or anything like what happened to AU a while back, right?
Nobody on this board (well almost nobody) thinks that there will be major violations that come out of the practice situation. It seems like such a hard thing to even prove that there are ANY violations at all, that the most likely scenario is for absolutely nothing to happen.
There was a post comparing punishments for previous instances of practice time violations. If I recall correctly, when that was the only issue they were only minor violations and had small to no punishments.
That the World really does end on December 2012 and we still haven't beaten OSU. That's my Hell.
Save us RichRod...Save us from eternal damnation!
There will be just enough minor violations so that Rosenpuke, Shyster, and their bosses at the freep can beat their chests and say "I told you so" instead of admitting that their entire "investigation" was a pompous exercise in self-aggrandizment.
And the boycott will continue until the freep finally goes out of business.
...is not knowing the difference between "worse" and "worst" when posting in an intellectual sports community.