Amidst the NCAA's ruling that Michigan committed five major rules violations, incoming athletic director David Brandon says Rich Rodriguez is not in any immediate danger of losing his job. "Rich Rodriguez is our football coach and he'll be our football coach next year."
The NCAA infractions committee will meet on Aug. 13-14 to discuss the fate of the Michigan football program after it ruled they committed five major rules violations. So what penalties will the NCAA hand down?
The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced that the NCAA has found five major violations stemming primarily from exceeding allowed practice-time limits.
Michigan has hired an outside firm to investigate whether or not the football program violated NCAA rules regarding offseason work and practices during the season.
Michigan quarterbacks coach Rod Smith tells the Detroit Free Press that anyone who assumes the quarterback job is already Tate Forcier's is mistaken, as Denard Robinson and Nick Sheridan will compete as well during camp.Â
A great deal of attention has been given to the ballyhooed freshman Tate Forcier, but Michigan junior quarterback Nick Sheridan has no plans of donning the headset just yet.
"Which is a shame because Nick (Sheridan) should be mentioned," Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said when asked about the current quarterback situation. "Nick's not conceding the job. He's going to compete for it. If you ask the coaches, Nick Sheridan is going to be in the mix. Denard (Robinson) and Tate (Forcier) will be, as well."
Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan (leg fracture) is back to "running and throwing", according to quarterback coach Rod Smith. "It's not a big deal I don't think," Smith said. "Obviously you could always use the reps but he's to the point where he understands what we're doing now."
It has been confirmed that Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan is out 4-6 weeks with a fracture to his lower right leg. Sheridan will miss the rest of spring practice but should be fine when practice resumes in August.
Reports out of Ann Arbor are that quarterback Nick Sheridan suffered a significant leg injury in practice on Wednesday. While it is unconfirmed, there is speculation that Nick Sheridan may have suffered a broken leg.
Nick Sheridan took the initial quarterback snap when Michigan opened spring practice Saturday morning.
Michigan starting quarterback limped off the field in the third quarter against Ohio State.
Michigan sophomore quarterback Nick Sheridan will start in place of Steven Threet against Ohio State this Saturday.
Nick Sheridan will get his second consecutive start at quarterback for Michigan this Saturday at Northwestern.