Is there a more tired meme than "Ryan Mallett wuz robbed by RichRod?"
I think it's a close second...
Amusingly, as part of the parsing of the AP interview of RichRod, there was a post of some screed cut and pasted from SI.com. Now THERE'S a reliable source of sports news, that would never hire a tool named Michael Rosenberg to write stories praising others for that which he accused RichRod of shaming U-M...
I'd seen the SI.com article, but it was here:
And look who wrote it...our old pal Mark Snyder.
I don't know who wrote it first, or who used the quotes. I didn't see a byline on the SI.com story.
While we're at it, shedding tears for Ryan Mallett leaving, why isn't mom bemoaning Bobby Petrino forcing her son out of the NCAA, and into the unknown NFL 2011-12 season?
I've referred to Mallett as Lloyd Carr's Jeff George...let facts tell you whether he had the type of character to stay and win, or cut ties and run.
Making arguments pro-Hoke that he kept DR on hand for the month of January, and is thus better than RichRod, are weak efforts to prop up the hire, since his W-L record can't. I'd much rather make the statement, at this time, that Ryan Mallett was far less a "Michigan Man" (MOST TIRED MEME!) than Denard Robinson is today.