I don't think any scenario makes Rodriguez look like a dick here. That 08 defense was a flaming bag despite having some experienced vets like Trent. It's pretty clear in Trent's comments on the program that he'd rather see Rodriguez fail than Michigan win so that tells you how toxic their one season together must have been. I wouldn't blame Rich Rodriguez for giving that scouting report to somebody that deserved it if that was the case. How damaging could it have been for Trent's draft status anyway? It's not like the scout couldn't have picked up his phone and called any number of Michigan coaches from the old staff knowing how far he had regressed in 08.
"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'