First, I like Rich Rodriguez and I want him to succeed. I think next year is the tell-all year on whether he will succeed, and I would love for him and his players to have that chance.
But I do have an interesting story to relate on a very VIP in Michigan football history, who happened to have dinner at a local establishment in the last couple days, and happened to be waited on by a very good friend of mine who enjoyed bantering with this man and his companions for the better part of three hours.
This is no bullshit. And I am being very vague for the reason that I don't want to bust my buddy, or the establishment where he works.
My buddy is a kinda Michigan fan, more just a local sports fan, and he was very cognizant and impressed by the fact that he was waiting on said VIP.
The shocka quote, among many my friend heard from the jovial men that evening: "I always said, You don't win with one player and you don't lose with one player, but what they've done with that young man...."
My friend came away with a very strong, favorable impression of this man, who he said was friendly, engaging, and down to earth. As well as his friends. He said upon approaching the table at one point the name "Harbaugh" was being tossed around, but they quieted down when he came up.
Okay, that's it. I debated posting this story here for many reasons, primary of which it is hearsay and I do not want to put my bud or "VIP" under the gun. Ultimately I decided to report in this sophomoric cryptic way because I think many mgoblog readers might read the tea leaves and have some idea of what is going on here.
My conclusion: I would still like RR to stay. But I doubt that he will.