Before we point and laugh, remember that it can happen anywhere -- and I'm fairly certain some of what is reported has happened here at Omaha.
That said, if there is any truth to what is being reported at Michigan: the university must be judicious, and let Pearson go. We need to rid the sports world of these relics, these coaches who think they are beyond the rules -- bigger than anything else.
Times have changed. Player attitudes have changed. Unfortunately, coaching attitudes have not (in most cases).
I've said it before, I'll say it again: You simply cannot push the modern athlete in the same manner you could 20, 30, 40 years ago. 'Rub some dirt on it...,' 'toughen up...,' and other mental games don't fly anymore.
That's actually a good thing. It takes coaches from being managers and instructors, and makes them teachers. And that's where the focus should be.
We have recently seen coaches lose their jobs over their attitudes and techniques at all levels in all sports (and it's not limited to sports).
Urban Meyer, Larry Eustachy, Marc Crawford, Bill Peters, Bela and Marta Karolyi... that's a select few who have hit the headlines. There are others who haven't... yet.
Coaches have needed to change their methods for a long time. Some have (though, they're still in danger of fallout from past transgressions). Others are still going to be outed.
This narrative is not anywhere near done.