Another Chink in Michigan Footballs Armor!

Well things just got worse for the Michigan Football squad.  If having a coach that cost you close to $4 million in contract buyouts, an 8-16 record since he arrived, and missing back to back bowl games wasn’t bad enough, things just got worse for the Maize and Blue.  They have just self-imposed multiple sanctions on themselves after their internal investigation was concluded in regards to the allegations that they’ve been breaking NCAA practice rules.  Do you think Michigan fans are fed up with Rich Rod yet?  What a douche!

This guy has single-handedly taken the most storied football program in NCAA history and shat all over it in just 2 seasons.  They’ve become a joke, and now with practicing sanctions, their hopes of getting competitive again have been slashed.  This all stems from some accusations Michigan players made to the Detroit Free Press about Rich Rod practicing his squad for more hours than allowed by the NCAA, and using too many coaches on his staff.  You’d think he’d at least be able to have a winning season with all that extra help!

Anyway, before the NCAA could lay down the law, Michigan is trying to hit them off at the pass.  Announced today they have imposed the following sanctions on themselves:

• Cut back practice and training time by 130 hours over the next two 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.

• Letters of reprimand issued to seven people — including head coach Rich Rodriguez.

• Acknowledged for first time that staffer Alex Herron was fired after his claim of not being present during some activities was discredited by players.

Oooh, letters of reprimand.  How lame is that?  They should let Michigan Alum punch Rich in the gut while he is locked up in a stockade.  For now the above sanctions are the only punishment that Michigan will face for its hand in cheating, but they still face a hearing with the NCAA this August, so more sh*t could be coming down the pipe for the school up north.

Even me being a Buckeye grad, I still feel bad to see what has happened to Michigan.  If anything they’re killing the Big Ten’s rep as one of the premiere conferences in the country.  You’ve been vomited on Michigan fans…

E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”

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