I wanted to share this sentiment and this seemed like the place to do it. I was part of the Peanut-Butter-Jelly-Time crowd, but have come to the conclusion that we need to go a different direction, hopefully with Harbaugh. That being said, I would like to thank Rich Rodriguez for his service to the school that I love. The man has coached through all this turmoil and remained classy, genuine, and dignified. He's also brought us one of my favorite Wolverines, Denard. So while I do think that Brandon relieving him of his duties is most likely the best move for Michigan, I want to say thank you and wish Rich Rodriguez success where ever he ends up. Go Blue.
edit: you guys are right, sorry about the poor timing, I was getting ready to go to the bar and it occurred to me that this could very well be his last game and felt like sharing my thoughts on that. My bad.
Kickoff in 75 minutes. This is your last call to take care of any important gameday traditions.
I've got my 2006 season t-shirt on, as well as my Michigan-has-Never-Lost-When-I-Attended-a-Game-in-this-Sweatshirt sweatshirt. What are you doing to help the karma?
Northwestern kicks off in the Cotton Bowl against Texas Tech in the Ticket City Bowl of Dallas at noon.
Wildcats are +9.5. Underdogs have really come on strong against the spread over the last three days. I'm not sure what to expect with NU's backup, but I'm sure we'll get a solid dose of TOUGHNESS and GRIT.
Red Raiders are lead by Tommy Tuberville who is ditching the air raid for a coach from Wisconsin. Don't know what to expect from them either.
Game is on ESPNU.
Florida(-5)/Penn State, MSU/Alabama(-7) start at one.
Well they got it out of the way right off didnt they? The RR interview was, as i wondered on yesterdays blog, not very telling. RR didnt beg for his job, but you could tell there was an underlying current of, please just one more year and you will see. Plus i get the feeling that we might be waiting a few days for the other shoe, which ever one that is, to drop. WE the fans might not see anything until late next week or the week after. You figure the travel back from the bowls, a day or so of dust settling and then we might know, but dont hols your breath for an instant decision.
I agree with the Dear Desmond blog as well. ALL of the alum are not represented by Des statement, i believe that Desmond represents a majority of the most powerful alum, but come on Desmond lets not put personel feelings into your reporting! I know you are Blue thru and thru but unbiased reporting is more important. I do like the comparisons to the Miles situation THAT WE DO NOT WANT A REPEAT OF!! Granted i doubt DB will be yachting anytime this week in the Gulf.
Coach and Herbie are pretty adament that RR needs to go, Herbie especially...but what would you expect from a buckeye, 3 more years of turmoil!! Herbie says the D is the issue and we all know that, but i believe another year of recruiting un RR we will get more D recruits....at least i hope. You cant build a NC team overnight, it takes time and the O is AMAZING.....lets work on the D now!!
Hope i dont get negged into obilivion by this but oh well if i do. LETS GO BLUE!!
I'm not seeing a Liveblog planned....yet...so if it occurs, this can go unused. But the Liveblog chatter usually starts an hour, hour and a half before kickoff. And rather than 100 different posts on every thought about the game, and surfing through them all, I'll attempt at least one central point for it.
I figure everyone will be watching the Gator Bowl primarily, and just flipping to the other games in the first part, so updates here will be appreciated.
But enough pregame, lets get to the REAL game, and let's GO BLUE!
Edited to FA's specs below (you didn't miss anything).
And you've got a chance to redeem yourself, presumably, during one of several other Game Day breaks today.
For having said, stupidly, that "All the Michigan Alumni" want Rich Rodriguez to go. It's not true; it's not even remotely true. It's completely inaccurate. But you said it. And in doing so, you misinformed a national tv audience.
Desmond, you really need to pick up your game as an analyst. I look forward to your next Tweet.