"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
What a couple weeks this has been. First, the market crashes. Next, Osama…oops, I mean Barak Mohammad Obama(bin Ladin) is about to take the White House and bring all his socialist andterrorist buddies to Washington. All that was very, very, very bad. But all of that I could have handled. Socialists? Domestic Terrorists? No problem. We’re used to that kind of stuff in Ann Arbor. What I can’t handle is what I’ve seen the lastsix weeks. I was excited to see theLloyd Carr era end, and had great hopes for the future. Sure, I expected a very tough transition year,as we moved from a Pro Style offense to the spread. Admittedly, I was a member of the Les MilesMafia, and had great hopes that he’d be leading the charge and bringing us backto respectability. Still, when RichRodriguez was named head coach, I embraced the selection.
I looked for the positive in a very ugly loss to NotreDame. Threat was starting to come around…ifonly we hadn’t turned over the ball so many times. Against Wisconsin, I gave up at half time. I started preparing dinner for my family andnoticed we scored a touchdown. Hownice. Maybe we’ll make itrespectable. Another touchdown. Well, let’s make it close. Then we win. Who’d a thought? Reality camecrashing back in last weekend, when we got manhandled by an average Illinois team.
Still, nothing prepared me for today. Crappy MAC team. Toledo? You’ve got to be kidding me. I can blame Lloyd for not having muchreturning on the offensive side of the ball, but I thought we had a soliddefense that would keep us afloat. Whatdefense?
I have now officially turned and suggest we end this Rich Rodriguezexperiment. This is just notworking. Even with a new offensivescheme and young players, there’s no way that Michigan should lose-EVER-to the MAC. This team looked unprepared and was verypoorly coached. Even Lloyd could havedone a better job than this.
I suggest that we get some of our best and brightest at the Michigan Law Schoolto figure out how we get out of this contract, and go hat in hand to LesMiles. Whatever he wants. Just get me a coach. This guy is a disaster.