Rich Rodriguez wondering if not practicing at all was an overreaction

Michigan's season opened with allegations of excessive and illegal practice time. But behind that preparation, the Wolverines roared to a 4-0 start, including a win over Notre Dame. Now, following five losses in six games, Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez is starting to think his decision to cancel all practices for the remainder of the season may have been an overreaction. "I wanted to show people that we weren't overdoing it and that we were giving our players enough time to focus on academics," said Rodriguez. "But not practicing in two months has really started to show some effects. I can't remember our quarterback's name, but he's pretty rusty out there." The now 5-5 Wolverines close their season versus ranked Wisconsin and Ohio State. "I know I may get some flack for this, but I'm going to hold a couple of practices between now and Saturday," said Rodriguez. "It won't be mandatory. Only if the guys don't have class or work or a family obligation."