Email sent this morning from RR to UM students:
"Dear U-M Students,
The 2009 football season will be here before we know it. Our players, coaches and support staff are working hard every day to make this an exciting and successful football season. We need your help and support in accomplishing our goals during this 130th season of Wolverine football!
Everyone within our program is giving their all every day to make our TEAM better. I want each and every person associated with Michigan football to be 100 percent committed to making us the best that we can be. You are key part of our team and we need that same commitment from you.
Are you up for the challenge? I know you are and we want to thank you for your support last season but we need an even stronger commitment this season. We want Michigan Stadium to be the toughest venue in the nation and we need you and the student section to lead the charge in the stands.
I want to encourage you to purchase a season football ticket (see ordering instructions below) and to get your All in for Michigan season T-shirt. That is our theme for the 2009 season and we want you to be all in, too. You are an integral part of our program and we need you inside our circle.
We need you to be ALL IN FOR MICHIGAN!
Coach Rich Rodriguez
The shirts might be corny, but I like the meaning behind them. I like what RR is doing - I can't remember Carr ever sending an email to the student body (though he may have). I really believe that RR believes that the team will perform better if they feel the fans are especially behind them this year. RR is trying to put this stamp on the program, and I appreciate it. I might not agree with all he does, but I appreciate his effort.