Just saw the following blurb on MLive:
Posted: Nov 1, 2010 at 4:47 PM [Today]
With forecasters predicting winds of more than 50 miles per hour across southeastern Michigan last week, football coach Rich Rodriguez met with his team’s operation director and video coordinator.
“This is pretty heavy wind,” Rodriguez told the group Wednesday.
The Wolverines spent part of their practice that day inside because of the winds. When they went outside, the video coordinator went 10 to 12 feet off the ground in a hydraulic lift instead of filming the team’s practice from a higher perch.
Under similar conditions that day, a student videographer was killed in South Bend, Ind., when his lift toppled from a height of 40 to 50 feet while he filmed Notre Dame’s football practice.
At Michigan, Rodriguez said he makes the decision on whether conditions permit practice to be held outside or necessitate a move inside, and then he speaks with the video coordinator about safety.
“The video coordinator will talk about the conditions, and whether it’s safe to go up or not, and he communicates that with me,” he said.
Given the overeaction of many on this site (myself included) to just about anything that RR says or does, I thought that I would poke fun at us and create the following mock post:
Man, can you believe this. Now I know why RR can't get it done in the B10. Guy just isn't that into winning. I mean he cares more about the life of some stupid non-athlete video guy than he does about winning games. You don't see Brian Kelly doing things like this.
And, can you believe that he takes time out to talk to the video coordinator about conditions. I mean really. He has no time to coach the defense, but he does this?
This also shows how unfit he is to coach in the B10. Dude, it is windy in the midwest. We get tornados. Maybe in WVU or the Big East he didn't have to deal with this type of weather, but in the Big 10 we get wind. That's why his spread option offense doesn't work against real teams, by the way. He doesn't video practices on windy days.
I bet Harbaugh would have climbed up on that hydraulic lift himself and videod practice while simultaneously coaching the defense in tackling and explaining to his kickers that it is a good idea to not kick out of bounds and to try to kick it between the uprights instead of wide right.