West Virginia received a "Notice of Allegations" today from the NCAA. That doesn't sound good.
The NCAA accuses WVU of five major rules violations. They include exceeding the permissible limit of the number of coaches by using non-coaching staff members to engage in "on- and off-field activities." Those activities included skill-development and seven-on-seven drills.
The NCAA also charges that both Rodriguez and Stewart "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failed to adequately monitor the duties and activities" of the non-coaching staff members.
If this sounds familiar, that's because it's pretty much the same allegations RichRod faced last year at Michigan. Coincidence? I'm going to guess not.
These aren't exactly death penalty-type allegations but WVU could face probation, scholarship reductions, less practice time or even a ban on post-season play if they don't answer the allegations well enough.
The important thing right now is for West Virginia and it's AD, Oliver Luck, to discuss the matter in a sensible, honest way free from rhetoric.
"As Mountaineers, it is in our DNA—in our very nature—to stand strong."