Trouble is brewing in the Wolverine secondary. It started with All-Big Ten selection Donovan Warren leaving for the NFL after his junior season. Prized but troubled defensive back Demar Dorsey was signed to a letter of intent in February, but was denied entrance into the school. Boubacar Cissoko, who started four games in 2009, is now serving time in the real Big House for his role in multiple robberies. Adrian Witty, a prized recruit in 2009, didn't qualify academically. J.T. Turner, another high-profile recruit, was granted his release and is looking to transfer. Senior Troy Woolfolk, the backfield's most experienced player, is lost for the season after injuring his lower right leg. That leaves redshirt sophomore cornerback J.T. Floyd as the only player who has started in college. If you're name is Rich Rodriguez, 8-16 after two seasons as coach, there is reason for concern.
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Tuesday's revelation that the NCAA has been sniffing around West Virginia — Rich Rodriguez's employer from 2001-07 — can only be viewed as bad news at Michigan — the university currently signing his checks.
The NCAA alleged in February that Michigan had committed five potentially major rules violations, and by digging into Rich Rod's past, the NCAA — at the very least — was trying to see if there was a pattern of rules violations dating to the coach's days in Morgantown.
"There is no new NCAA investigation involving the University of Michigan," athletic director David Brandon said.
That's the good news, if you believe Brandon, who has been on the job all of 98 days. The bad news is that plenty of people in Morgantown, still bitter over Rich Rod's ugly departure, were likely willing to talk at length to NCAA investigators.
Rich Rodriguez is 8-16 in two seasons as Michigan coach, and now the program is facing possible sanctions after an NCAA investigation revealed five potential major rules violations concerning in- and out-of-season practice time.
It's a first for the storied program.
The Detroit Free Press reported the possible violations last August after interviews with former players, current players and parents of players. The program faces probation, a loss of scholarships and a loss of practice time. A bowl ban also would be possible. Michigan has 90 days to respond and is expected to appear before the NCAA Infractions Committee in August.