Via U-M Media Relations:

Statement from Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez

I have always taken compliance seriously and have sincerely felt our program was very open and transparent. I regret any mistakes that were made or rules that were misinterpreted.

Any errors certainly weren’t made intentionally. I openly discussed my past practices with NCAA investigators and will continue to cooperate fully during this process.

I have redoubled efforts with my staff and our compliance team to improve several processes, strengthen communications, and work to ensure these mistakes won’t happen in the future.

We have a tremendous program and an exceptional group of student-athletes, and I look forward to an exciting and successful football season.

Statement from Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon

We’re not part of the inquiry at WVU and we have limited access to the information pertaining to this investigation.

We’re certainly paying close attention to the situation, but we all need to let the process – and the facts – unfold before we draw any conclusions. I’m not going to speculate about any aspect of the outcome.

I’ve already said Rich is our coach this fall and WVU’s announcement does not change that fact.

Our focus is on our program and the start of the football season.


  1. I believe him. If he thought he wasn't breaking the rules at WVU, why wouldn't he continue on the same way at UofM?

  2. Just another "mark' on Rich Rod's resume, as a Buckeye fan I'm loving it, he can't seem to go more than a couple months without something negative poping up. I love how most Michigan fans are trying to support him, but I guarantee once he is fired (in the next year or two) Michigan fans will come out of the woodwork and scream to the masses that they never should have hired him and that they never supported him.