WVU reviews Rodriguez's records, finds no problems

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

In light of the allegations of NCAA time-limit violations at Michigan under head coach Rich Rodriguez, West Virginia reviewed its own compliance records for football when Rodriguez served as coach from 2001-07.

West Virginia found no wrongdoing or any complaints from players about Rodriguez or his assistants exceeding time limits on practices or offseason workouts.

"I worked with the previous compliance people and the [current] staff and I went through all the records," West Virginia assistant athletic director for compliance Patrick Hairston told the Charleston Daily Mail. "Nothing has been identified as a problem from the time [Rodriguez] was here. ... It's closely monitored. Any student-athlete that has issues with it are encouraged to come to us and from what I'm hearing about what was done in the past, there were no complaints."

A former Mountaineers player under Rodriguez told the Daily Mail that the compliance office frequently checked to see if time limits were being enforced.

"Compliance was always around," the player told the newspaper. "You couldn't do it even if you wanted to. There wasn't any rule-breaking going on because you couldn't do any of that with compliance around like they were."