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NCAA Double Dipping vs. Rich Rodriguez

The Rich Rodriguez Era at Michigan gets messier by the day. This February, the NCAA accused Rodriguez and his Wolverine program of five major violations, all having to do with excessive practice time.

The NCAA gave Michigan 90 days to respond and scheduled the program to appear before the infractions committee this coming August.

Now it seems that the NCAA has decided to check out Rich Rod's backstory and see if these same type of violations also occurred on his watch at West Virginia.

NCAA investigators visited Morgantown and West Virginia University officials confirmed on Tuesday that they interviewed university officials about potential rules violations involving the Mountaineers' football program under Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is heading into his third season at Michigan with an 8-16 mark. There is a clause in his contract that if the NCAA determines he has committed a major violation of NCAA rules during prior employment, he could be fired by Michigan.

New Michigan AD David Brandon gave Rodriguez the dreaded vote of confidence Tuesday when he said:

""Rich will coach our team this fall."

Meanwhile back in West Virginia.

I wonder if any of the folks in Morgantown were willing to talk to the NCAA Investigators?