I have no idea what the two kids at OSU got in trouble for, so this is speculative commenting, but I am starting to think if these kids at MSU and OSU spent more time in the gym then maybe they would spend less time out getting in trouble.
worse things than "excessive" practicing
Lots of people spend very little time in the gym and avoid getting into trouble.
Also, I believe I heard that the OSU kids had grade issues (someone correct me if I'm wrong...), in which case they should have been spending less time in the weight room and more time in the library.
yes, grades were the issue. as for small, his problem is not going to class plus he has been in and out of tressels dog house. as for the other 2 kids the article didn't say why they weren't going to the rose bowl.
Michigan has had plenty of disciplinary issues this year too so lets not pretend that this is only a MSU and OSU thing.
We have no bowl game and our Bball team is sucking. So, since there is nothing to feel positive about I would like to continue acting as though our athletic teams are all filled with model citizens and that are rivals are all thugs, pure and simple. Please don't ruin that for me.
Comparing UM's "disciplinary issues" to the thug meltdown at Misdemeanor State is like standing next to an elephant at a urinal.
There is nothing worse than excessive practicing. Just ask Drew Sharp and he'll tell you.
...the "RR forced excess studying scandal" can't be far behind.
Those morons won't stop until they nail him or, preferably, their newspaper goes under.
"other guys do it," "other teams are worse, or just as bad," or anything like that.
The main reason is that such a position gives the root of Michigan's NCAA issues -- the Detroit Free Press -- more credit than it deserves. It sort of presumes that they discovered a serious problem, and our only defense is to point at others who we think are just as bad or worse.
Let's be clear; the Free Press story and its reporters -- Rosenberg and Snyder -- have more questions to answer than does Rich Rodriguez. The Free Press methods are seriously lacking. The Free Press has NO EXPLANATION as to why its some of its interview subjects -- former players with grudges -- were given anonymity, while current players with no axe to grind and still under the control and influence of the Michigan program were not given anonymity. That's backwards. That makes no sense, if you believe what the Free Press claimed. The Free Press has NO EXPLANATION as to why it confronted Michigan's coaches and administrators on the Friday before they released their story online on Saturday. The Free Press has no transparency on the nature of the interviews they conducted. The Free Press cannot explain why they didn't do any FOIA requests for documents on the subject of the August story until AFTER the story went to print. I presume that the only reason for the Free Press story ever being started was that the Free Press got ahold of the internal memo that said that the football team hadn't turned in its paperwork for CARA times. (The same memo stated that the auditors had no reason to suspect that football, or any other sport, had departed from NCAA guidelines.) But armed with that memo, Rosenberg went looking for a story, and did it in a way that almost no one could check him.
I don't care what gets reported about other teams. I don't want to be in a race to the bottom with any other programs, in terms of, "we're not as bad as them."
I just want the Free Press to be exposed for what it is, in relation to Michigan. The Free Press is just a bad paper, and a bad organization, doing very bad and disreputable things. They are no good at what they are supposed to be doing.