Well, today is the day that Michigan made the announcement about what they were going to do about Rich Rodriguez’s carelessness and neglect towards their once-storied football program.
According to the ESPN article, Michigan is imposing sanctions on their own program by reducing practice time by 130 hours over the next 2 years, starting this summer; cut number of assistants from five to three and banned them from practices, games or coaching meetings for the rest of 2010; recommendation for two years of probation. The school said it should not be tagged as a repeat offender despite a 2003 scandal in the basketball program. Also, they sent letters of reprimand issued to seven people — including head coach Rich Rodriguez. But, Michigan didn’t take away any scholarships.
For those of you with nothing else better to do, you can read UM’s official response here.
Personally, I also think they should forfeit the 8 wins they’ve accumulated the past two years under Rodriguez as well. I would say that they need to forfeit any bowl victories, but, because they have an incompetent coach, they haven’t even sniffed a bowl since Rodriguez came to town. I can’t wait to see the NCAA lay the hammer down on this Big 10+1 program. I think it’s great when this program is going down the crapper faster down to South Central Louisiana State University Muddogs-levels. Not even The Waterboy can help this team! Keep this up, RichRod, and you’ll be applying for janitorial jobs at Glenville State.