When Rich Rodriguez, the current head coach of the Arizona Wildcats, was at Michigan, he accrued multiple NCAA violations during his tenure. The violations led to a three-year probation for the program, a punishment that Rodriguez called ‘B.S.’ when he was recently asked about it by Seth Davis.
Cue anger in three…two…one…
I get mad when I think about that. To me, and I don’t mind saying it, I thought it was a bunch of B.S. We got in trouble for having, in the offseason, a strength coach putting a rubber ball on a stick to use as a get-off thing, as a thing when (the players) do the running. They said that’s using football equipment. A rubber ball on a stick. Now think about that, I could’ve put a hat on a stick. And that was something I got in trouble for.
Another thing we got in trouble for is letting some of the interns, or quality control guys, sit in the room with the coaches while we watched film. Not giving any input, just sit there and learn … and that’s a violation. There are schools now that are hiring ex-NFL coaches and scouts to do that full-time for them. And I got a violation because of that (CampusInsders.com, via USA Today Sports).
Rodriguez certainly seems heated about the whole ordeal. Maybe doing the robot can help alleviate some of that frustration?
[Source: USA Today Sports]
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