As usual, Ian Rappaport is mis-quoting what the NCAA plans to do. He's mis-reported so many things in the last few years it's almost laughable. Rich Rod as coach comes to mind along with his column about how the coaching staff had arranged the work Juwan was doing last season.
The NCAA in the past has moved quickly when it came to reinstating players, true. But, they won't make any move until the reports are turned in from UA. Since UA has no timetable on this investigation the NCAA is out of the loop until the University concludes things.
A spokesperson from the NCAA came out with a statement today basically saying Ian was falsely reporting what they had said.
And, let me add this. The majority of what comes from the B-ham News is BS. Remember the article a few weeks ago about Saban being upset with the play calling when he said the exact opposite in the press conference they were referring to?