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10/15/2012 - 3:12pm Mine has to be his first

Mine has to be his first against Western, pretty good way to start your college career

09/11/2012 - 2:39pm I visited NYC for my birthday

I visited NYC for my birthday on September 9th,2001. I was in 1st grade at the time and the only vivid memories i have of visiting are looking up at those towering buildings.  Two days later i walk home from my first day of school to find my parents watching the replays of the collapse and just being in utter shock that those same buildings that had grabbed my attention were crashing to the ground on television.  I thank god that i was not exposed to that horrific tragedy.  God bless every family affected by the attacks.

08/18/2012 - 8:31pm Lets Get Denarded

Lets Get Denarded

05/24/2012 - 1:47pm one of the most popular

one of the most popular players in the NCAA is still without dreads, cmon EA

01/17/2012 - 9:57pm spartans really plaxico'd

spartans really plaxico'd themselves tonight

01/12/2012 - 8:15pm rosenberg replied to my

rosenberg replied to my email

Hi Adam:

Thanks for your e-mail.  The author of that book quoted me saying things I never said and assigned me motives I never had.For example,  I never in my life said I "hate" Bill Martin or wanted to run him out of my job. It would have been appropriate for the author to ask me to respond, but he never did. Rich Rodriguez never did anything to me; you will notice, in the book, that the author never presents a REASON why I might have a personal animus toward Rich. I didn't and don't. He seems to think I just decided I didn't like the man at one press conference and therefore made it a mission to take him down. That is preposterous.

To answer your question about Cook: I tried to explain that we did know the rule, and in fact had called the NCAA multiple times for clarifications. He would not let me finish a sentence. He also took no notes and did not use a recorder. As I told the book's author, and anybody else, our mistake was not including the definition of countable hours in the story, and I take responsibility for that. But of course we knew what the definition is.

The author made no real attempt at a rounded or fair story. He was granted access to the coach and made minimal attempts to contact anybody who would contradict the coach’s point of view. As a result, the book is filled with misinformation, half-truths and lies (and many of them don’t even have anything to do with me or the Free Press). I don’t have the time or inclination to detail all the book’s flaws here. But just to give a few examples: Rich Rodriguez’s own agent has stated in his deposition for the West Virginia lawsuit that he called Michigan to pitch Rich’s interest in the job, shortly after pitching Rodriguez to Arkansas; the idea that Lloyd Carr lured Rodriguez to Michigan is fiction. The author quotes Rodriguez saying he nobody ever said anything to Justin Boren; in fact, Boren had already been quoted on the record about the coaches’ language. (The author also quotes the coach, in the same breath, saying he had not met me, when in fact he had. The author never asked me about this.)

In the author’s world, nobody was breaking rules, but when the team started losing, it was because they weren’t able to do what they had done before. The author also claims he “initiated” the investigation into Michigan basketball, which is ridiculous. The Free Press broke that story. (Not me – I didn’t even work here at the time.)

Michigan is a wonderful school and I'm proud to be a graduate.

Take care,
Michael

01/10/2012 - 11:48pm It will be interesting to see

It will be interesting to see how much the departute of koger hurts us next year, he always seemed to come up with the big 3rd down catch

01/08/2012 - 6:49pm This team is certainly not

This team is certainly not backing down from the lofty expectations, keep it up boys Go Blue!

12/04/2011 - 11:24pm Loving this, especially

Loving this, especially because i live in hokie country

12/04/2011 - 4:20pm Kansas State, there isn't

Kansas State, there isn't much upside to beating Boise St. or TCU

12/03/2011 - 3:23pm goodbye Houston

goodbye Houston

12/03/2011 - 3:17pm Craig James now has Case

Craig James now has Case Keenum at the top of his heisman list with this performance