Open Letter to Bill Martin
As a proud Michigan graduate and individual who is responsible for guiding, coaching, and mentoring a team, I'd like to voice my support for Coach Rodriguez. As you know from your sailing career, character is shown to the crew when sailing rough waters. It's a lesson that I've learned personally and from observation. It's clear to me that Coach Rodriguez has character that is second to none. Through one of the most turbulent times in Michigan football history, there has been no wavering in his commitment to the players, coaches, and fans. No excuses were given by him at any time. Now, with accusations made regarding violation of practice restrictions, he has shown his character again and stands by his word in a public forum without placing blame or making attacks on the accuser. I am proud to say he is the football coach of the team I support.
Coach Rodriguez must produce results on the field. But with the solid example he and his staff set for the student athletes and for the general public, I believe the good results are inevitable.
Please pass along my support to Coach Rodriguez, his staff, and the players. And please remind them all - It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
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