February 24th, 2010 at 12:58 AM ^

If it happens, it means that USC is being rewarded for lying and stonewalling, while UM is being shit on for being honest and even doing the NCAA's work for them.

I hope justice prevails in this case; I can't see the NCAA screwing Michigan for such obviously minor violations, especially considering how many minors OSU has had to report the last few years.


February 24th, 2010 at 1:04 AM ^

when it is down. I hope they don't try to make an example of our program to send a message to other big programs about over practicing student athletes. I would be really surprised if the penalty against UM will be anything greater than losing a scholarship or two. Unless there is much more to it then any of us would know? I'm hopping for the most favorable of outcomes. There is no sense in worrying about it!


February 24th, 2010 at 5:33 AM ^

I don't know. From what I read here the USC hearing didn't look too good for Trojan fans. Notable quotables:

But there were signs from the hearings that make it highly improbable U.S.C. football will leave this multimillion-dollar, four-year investigation with a wrist slap. The first and most glaring hint came from a hotel bellhop, who practically grunted while pushing an industrial luggage cart full of documents out of the meeting room. There were seven boxes on the cart, including a six-inch-thick binder labeled U.S.C. Response Volume 1.

Tom Yeager, a former chairman of the infractions committee, noted in a telephone interview last week that the inside joke among committee members was whether or not a case was a “one-box” case or a “two-box” case.

When that joke was relayed to David Price, the N.C.A.A.'s vice president for enforcement services, he said that U.S.C.'s case in front of the N.C.A.A. was the longest in his 11 years with the committee.

Basically, the hearing is secret but what you can glean from the information available doesn't look good. My money says that when USC is punished it will put Michigan's "violations" into much-needed perspective. Ours was definitely a "one-box" case, I think. Then again, both schools could be part of an effort by the NCAA to prove it has some new-found teeth.


February 24th, 2010 at 7:04 AM ^

Didn't the NCAA reject USC's self-imposed sanctions? That can't be a good sign for them but who knows with this repeat offender label hanging over everything.

Amaizing BigB

February 24th, 2010 at 8:01 AM ^

There will be upscale housing, fluff jobs, loads of cash, luxury cars and Trojan girls armed with.. You get the point. If they can buy top classes every year and the heisman trophy, they can buy anything.