Angelique picks up on Braylon's latest backhand to RichRod and declares it meaningless.
Speaking as one of the "alumni guys," Edwards said he wants someone who can make this work. They have been "patient," Edwards said of his fellow former players. "If it doesn't go right this year, we'll have to find a guy that can make it work with that winged helmet," he said.
Fair enough, and not suggesting Edwards is wrong, but one thing that is always missing from the commentary is, what does "has to make it work" mean? What, in fact, does Rodriguez need to do to "make it work" and coach a fourth season at U-M? (Amazing that we're talking about a fourth season when the third still is a couple months away).
She then poses the question: "What's good enough?"
Bottom line: Enough verbalizing in generalities. Yes, we all know Rodriguez is under pressure and this season could decide his future at Michigan. But what are the parameters that will ultimately decide that future? Beats me.
So, until someone can paint a picture for me with a specific outline of what Rodriguez needs to do to "make it work," here's a few more generalities to add to the list.
• Fact: Rodriguez's Michigan team must be competitive through the fourth quarter of every game this fall.
• Fact: A victory over Michigan State would be beneficial to Rodriguez's cause.
• Fact: The season must play out before a determination is made, and then we'll see if Rodriguez made "it work" and had the season "go right."
I do believe she's got it just about right.