Rodriguez says staff is cooperating

Updated: October 27, 2009, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez says he and his staff are being "totally cooperative" with an NCAA investigation of his program.

The university started its own probe in August after the Detroit Free Press cited anonymous players saying their workouts exceeded NCAA time limits.

On a Big Ten conference call Tuesday, Rodriguez said he'd "love for this to be over as soon as possible" but understands the need for due process.

The NCAA investigation was confirmed on Monday. The NCAA says it plans to finish by Dec. 31.

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