This is quoted from MaizenBrew.com. Link at the end. It is not as though this is something that no one else had thought of, or perhaps expressed elsewhere here at MGoBlog. It will be talked about again, some more, this week, as speculation mounts about Denard's ability to play for the remainder of the year.
But blogger "Hawkeyed Frog" wrote this, which is the kind of thing you'll never, ever see in local papers or hear about on sportstalk radio. At least not until they've first exhausted every shred of negativity they can find about Rich Rodriguez, which appears to be the case with the Free Press.
I don't know how this could have been written any better:
With his livelihood possibly at stake in a loss, Rich Rod took the safe route with the health of his player over the greater chance to win that Denard brings to the table. In a world where the seriousness of head injuries are only just starting to be revealed, it was a moment that I felt needed drawing attention to, and praising Coach Rodriguez for. Denard may not have a concussion, but keeping him off the field after taking one hard hit to the head certainly reduced his risk of having something terrible happen if it were to happen again...
Coach Rodriguez put the wellbeing of his player over his job, something I'm fairly pessimistic about most other coaches doing in a similar situation.
Congratulations on the win, coach. And congratulations for doing the right thing as well. I hope you win it all next year.
When it comes to covering Michigan football, the blogosphere continues to run circles around the mainstream media. They all just suck.