Shortly after the NCAA (finally) announced its sanctions on the Miami football program earlier this week, the university confirmed that it would not appeal either the Committee on Infraction’s findings or the punitive measures.
That doesn’t mean, however, that The U won’t be looking to lessen the severity of one facet of the penalties.
Athletic director Blake James told the Miami Herald that he’s hopeful the nine scholarships the football program will lose over the next three years will be lessened based on UM’s actions in the years leading up to the sanctions. Specifically, the Herald writes, the school “already had begun making ‘internal adjustments’ to keep its scholarship numbers down with the hope of either receiving credit for it from the NCAA or being in a position where the losses wouldn’t be devastating when sanctions finally hit.”
Source: John Taylor, NBC Sports