For some reason, W. Virginia decided to self impose harsher penalties than Michigan, for the same accusations (I don't think Michigan lost any scholarships). The NCAA's response: uhh, ok, that's good enough
. RichRod was a human wrecking ball. When he got served at Michigan, he was like, what! this is how I've always done things!
and the NCAA was like, hmmm, really, tell us more
. Glenville State, consider yourself on notice. http://www.freep.com/article/20110708/S ... t-Virginia
Former Michigan and West Virginia football coach Rich Rodriguez was found guilty of another major NCAA violation.
The NCAA said Friday it has accepted West Virginia’s self-imposed sanctions that include two years’ probation, loss of scholarships and recruiting restrictions and staff reductions. Probation does not include postseason play.
According to a report by the NCAA today, the West Virginia football violations case — which had striking similarities to Michigan’s — was decided by summary disposition, in which both sides agree on the facts in writing and an infractions hearing is not held.
Rodriguez, West Virginia’s coach from December 2000 to December 2007 when he left for Michigan, and his West Virginia successor Bill Stewart were charged with “failure to monitor compliance” by the NCAA. The Mountaineers lost two scholarships for 2010-11 and one for 2011-12.
“Both former head coaches acknowledged they failed to adequately monitor the duties and activities of the coaching staff and noncoaching sport-specific staff members,” the 15-page NCAA report said.
Like in the U-M case from 2010, the NCAA stated West Virginia exceeded the permissible limit of the number of coaches and staff members who participated in on-field and off-field coaching activities.
“I am pleased that the Committee accepted the self-imposed penalties the University proposed, without imposing any additional ones,” West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said in a released statement. “The University has already taken corrective action and put new systems in place to address all the issues raised. It is also important to note that probation does not affect our bowl eligibility or ability to compete for conference or national championships. It does, however, require annual reports over a two-year period, which we will complete.”
Though Rodriguez was not disciplined individually, CBSSports.com quoted a letter to him from the NCAA that stated, "Although the committee did not impose sanctions upon you, your involvement in these violations will be available for review by any member institution ..."
Rodriguez, who was fired by U-M in January after three years, is now an analyst for CBS Sports Network and will work on games and studio shows this fall. His attorney told CBSSports.com that Rodriguez plans to return to coaching in 2012.
In 2010, West Virginia was charged with five major violations and one secondary violation from the time period spanning the tenures of Rodriguez (2005-07) and Stewart (2008-10).
Rodriguez’s first NCAA case came after an extended NCAA investigation at Michigan and he was originally charged with “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance” in the U-M football program’s 2010 notice of allegations from the NCAA. That was the lone charge U-M contested in its appearance before the NCAA infractions committee.
The NCAA responded and altered the applicable violation in its final report, finding Rodriguez guilty of a “failure to monitor.”
Because the allegations at West Virginia, where Rodriguez coached before coming to U-M in December 2007, were nearly identical to those at U-M, it’s a similar conclusion to U-M’s result.