After winning just 8 games in his first two years at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez was looking forward to talking about his latest recruiting haul for the Wolverines.
Michigan inked 27 players, the largest recruiting class in UM history, but at his press conference, Rich Rod had to spend time saying he knew nothing about the special session of the Board of Regents also held Wednesday to hear an update on the NCAA investigation into possible training violations in the football program.
Then there were the questions about four-star recruit Demar Dorsey out of Florida. Dorsey, orginally a Florida Gator commit, signed with Michigan. Reporters were more interested in the story that Dorsey confessed to 2 burglaries in 2007.
When questioned about Dorsey's past Rodriguez said, "There's nobody on this football team that we've signed that has a felony conviction, or misdemeanor conviction. So you have to look at the whole story before you pass judgment."
The Wolverines are coming off their first back-to-back losing seasons since 1962-63, and have a new Athletics Director, David Brandon, who played for Bo Schembechler. Former Wolverine players such as Tom Brady, Braylon Edwards and Dhani Jones are on record as being dissatisfied over the program's direction on and off the field, and perhaps worst of all for Michigan fans, it is 2,266 days and counting since the Wolverines defeated Ohio State.