Michigan fans cannot think logically, but you knew that already! Screwing innocent student-athletes out of their scholarships is wrong. It is wrong! These innocent scholars signed with Michigan under the impression they would get a shot at four years of higher education at one of the finest universities in the world. What they got in return was a dictator coach who wants to run them off for not living up to his standards. Here is what Rich Rodriguez said, â€œStay tuned. Thereâ€™s a couple guys Iâ€™m going to sit with here. Just guys that maybe if theyâ€™re not doing all their responsibilities and doing what they need to do to be part of our football program may not be back. I hope thatâ€™s not too many.â€
How many of these scholars will have their scholarships yanked by this dictator? Yet, this arbitrary and capricious action seems acceptable to the Michigan fans who posted here.
Tim wrote in the comments section: â€œUh, Michigan is well under scholarship limits for 2009. These situations are not even related, much less the same. What in the f*** are you talking about?â€
It is not about the scholarship limits. It is about the treatment of student-athletes. Scholarship limits are irrelevant, but how you treat people is very relevant. In Mr. Cookâ€™s own words: â€œThe point is not that violating the NCAA’s made-up limit is evil. The NCAA limit is there because the NCAA would like you to not kick kids off the f***ing team…â€
Amen. Stop treating players like commodities and realize these players only want a good education.
Paul wrote in the comments section: â€œThe biggest difference in the two situations is that at Alabama, the actions of the coaching staff made it necessary that a certain amount of attrition had to happen while at Michigan, the attrition is due to the actions of the players.â€
Read the words of your dictator coach closely. â€ Just guys that maybe if theyâ€™re not doing all their responsibilities and doing what they need to do to be part of our football program may not be back.â€ The attrition sure looks like the whim of your coach. When Alabama’s Nick Saban gets rid of players, you impute evil motives. When Rich Rodriguez does it, you assert the players deserved it. Either way, â€œsomeone gets it right in the ass.â€ Several people if you take your coach at his word. Again, read Mr. Cookâ€™s words closely. This isnâ€™t about the NCAA limit, but about how you treat players. The NCAA doesn’t want you kicking players off the teamâ€”at least according to Mr. Cook.
Stop exploiting these scholars and let them finish their education!