All of the turmoil and adversity that has hit this program over the past 3 years has really made me have a true appreciation for what Rich Rodriguez has done with this program. The players go all out for this guy, and he has always been focused on the ultimate goal since day one. The negativity that has been directed toward him really makes him more endearing, and I think we fans can look to him as the figurehead of our program's "us against the world" attitude. He hasn't made excuses for the problems we've had, and I think Bo would love the way he has handled himself and the program.
"Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said he put his arm around Rodriguez as they walked to the embattled coach's news conference.
"I said, `You had a good week, Coach,' and he did," Brandon recalled. "It's been a month since we had a win and the [NCAA] situation is over, and I think Rich was to a degree was vindicated. Now, we're going to a bowl and if we can find ways to win, it'll improve the picture."
The picture improved a great deal today, and under Coach Rod, the future is bright. And a big screw you in advance to the "Ok, thanks for that." crowd -- there's always room for some positivity. Go Blue.