I did not read Drew Sharp's column in the Free Press cause I won't and therefore have no link. But this summary from the front page of the online version is 100% correct.
"The NCAA might have no alternative but to stain the sainted image of Michigan football if it means protecting the greater fallacy of major college football as a part-time academic diversion. Football is a full-time job at Michigan."
Because the Free Press shone a light on what Michigan is doing, which is exactly what all winning programs do, which is exactly what everyone expects, and which is the only way you start, compete, possibly make it to the NFL -- and the only way you get employed as the head coach of a big-time winning program -- by focusing on being the best football player and the best football team, then, sadly, it may be that Michigan gets burned, gets sanctioned, and we lose a great coach who should be bringing us two national champions, because the NCAA would rather pretend something exists when we all know it does not.
And that is a bitch.