BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
Jihad the Second
I assume it was a late arrival for Mary Sue Coleman, David Brandon and Rich Rodriguez last night. And likely a fitful night's sleep in the hotel (rooms too hot or too cold). Likely they arose early, and can't wait to start the NCAA hearing, state their case, respond to questions--and get the heck out of town.
You can bet the friendly confines of Ann Arbor will never be more appreciated.
In case they have some time between breakfast and leaving for the hearing, I assume at least one of them will check MgoBlog. My hunch it's Mary Sue.
So Mary Sue, I want you to know two things (and please relay these to David and Coach Rod).
First, you will make an impressive team for this hearing, and you have my complete support.
Second, two words:
Is anyone with me?
If there was ever such a thing as Double Reverse Schadenfreude, this is it:
That's right, sports fans... the reason Michigan beat Notre Dame in 2009 was some extra stretching time in 2008. Not Notre Dame's swiss cheese defense or Tate Forcier's pre-shoulder-asplosion 100% Pure Columbian Awesomeness.
Well done, sir... way to combat that "Irish fans are dilusional and make hilarious justifications for their lack of success" meme...
Here's an article in the FREEP about Tractor Traylor's current tax problems and his plans to play in Turkey soon. It's a sad case for him personally, so I hope he gets a fresh start over there and takes care of his business long-term.
I'm sure somehow this will end up as an indictment of Michigan generally...
Oh, and please remember the rules before you click on the freep link. (See http://mgoblog.com/content/jihad-second-tentative-results at the end for details.)
thought I'd point it out. made me pretty angry reading it since he offered nothing new and just regurgitated old information and old opinions. thank you jay for your insight
Just so you don't have to read it, this is a paragraph from Drew Sharp's column:
"If it’s proven that Rodriguez broke NCAA rules, regardless of their practicality, Michigan has no alternative but to fire him — or risk exposing an internal hypocrisy of wanting to win the self-proclaimed 'Michigan way.'"