Brian has restated his generally favorable opinion of Rodriguez today, and obviously there are a lot of people out there who disagree. But I was just curious to hear from some of you who haven't given your thoughts on these here boards. Which of the following grades do you think most accurately describes the job RichRod has done so far and why? Feel free to add a plus or minus to your grade as you'd like. (Note: I know anything negative about Rodriguez typically gets neg points here, but since I'm asking for opinions, I'd hope we could let it slide as part of this poll.)
A. OUTSTANDING - RichRod is doing a fantastic job. Nearly all our problems are due to lack of player talent, injuries/attrition, inexperience, etc. An average coach installing a new system in this situation would be faring much worse at this stage. By next year, without a doubt, we'll be on top of the Big 10.
B. GOOD - RichRod is doing a good job. He's made some mistakes here and there, but the relative lack of success is due to things beyond his control. We have improved from last year and, by next year, we should be in the top three of the Big 10.
C. MEH - Could be better, could be worse. We expected to have a rough couple years because of the change, but last year we should have had another win or two, and by now we should be a little further along than we are.
D. POOR - Despite the youth on our team, we still have better recruits than anyone in the Big 10 except OSU. Maybe we should have had some hiccups, but there is no excuse for EVER going 3-9 at Michigan, and no excuse for that Penn State game. Most of the players' mental mistakes should be blamed on the coaches.
F. Fire him now.