[Ed-M: knocked down to board 'cause it's not informative (unless you're waiting for a 13-year-old's opinion before casting your vote* on Rodriguez/Harbaugh). That doesn't mean you shouldn't read it.
* you don't actually have a vote.]
I've tried to stay away, or disinterested, from much of the junk on here lately (post OSU thoughts, RR/DB, Dee etc). It makes me mad at "us". Now, after a conversation, with an albeit more mature than his age, 13 year old, I'm just sad for us.
He asked me, "What 'decision' are we waiting for DB to make? It's not like he has to decide whether or not to re-hire RR, he's already our coach." He gets that a coach can be fired before his contract is up, he also gets that there's been some disappointment this year, in losses to rivals, the defense, injuries, etc.
He compared "the decision" (termed more apporpriately, "the season-ending 'review'") to getting the 30,000 mile maintenance done on our car. "He's not 'expecting' to find anything majorly wrong, yet it needs done, and if something is, he'll fix it", was his analogy.
He wonders why DB would find anything wrong (at least with RR), mentioning: how everyone loves our players RR brought in; how RR doesn't seem near the jerk he was made out to be by the WVU people, and he's "definitely not Dantonio"; how we've had a better record each year; how much he loves the offense (much more Playstation "big play" condusive than 3 yards and a cloud of dust; how we have a Heisman potential Denard; how the guys RR brought made Brock walk again, etc... you know all the good stuff.
He also knows it still sucks to be outnumbered around here by OSU fans, and his die-hard PSU aunt. He can't wait until we can shut them up. He knows how bad our D was and hopes they get better. Yet he stays optimistic, and believes in us.
He also loves reading some of this blog. He follows recruiting fairly closely. He really doesn't understand how other UM fans want to lash out publicly at DB, coaches, players, or even recruits. He thinks if he was being recruited, he'd be on here pretty often keeping track of UM. He says "It all seems like such a confusing mess right now, no wonder Dee left." Granted, this blog isn't responible for that, yet the crazy and disheartening media/fan reaction likely are.
I told him when we're done with the bowl game, DB will finish his review and we'll find out if any "major" issues popped up that overrode the positives; otherwise, if there aren't any, we probably won't even heaar anything and RR will continue working daily to make us better. He's content with that, and to wait and "check back" to see what happens.
Sadly, I wish more of "us" were too.