ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)-Rich Rodriguez walked off the field as a winner for the first time at Michigan. Not that he was in a particularly victorious mood.
Brandon Minor's 15-yard touchdown run with 8:12 to go finally put away Miami of Ohio, helping the Wolverines to a lackluster 16-6 win Saturday.
But did they actually win?
There is an unconfirmed NCAA report indicating that Michigan may have used four ineligible players, and thus...would be forced to forfeit the game.
When contacted about the rumor, Michigan Athletic Director Jim Baugman said, "Yes, we have seen the report. Right now, I can't comment about it. The players in question have quit the team and we can't seem to locate them."
Just as mysteriously, some of the Michigan players admitted after the game on a YouTube video, that something was "fishy."
Backup linebacker David Miller said this on the video: "We definitely had some help out there. Our biggest booster, and I'm only going to say her initials are DG...Well, she was intercepting Miami's defensive signals all day and feeding them to us. She's some type of computer wizard."
Apparently one of Miami's coaches noticed. "They were a step ahead of us all day," said Miami Defensive Coach Ron Johnston. "It was if they had some type of hidden microphone or something."