I am sure that there will be numerous posts criticizing RR as a coach. While I agree with those criticisms, this is not the subject of this post. Rather, my criticism is with some statements that RR has made to the press.
Watching this game, one of the announcers commented that RR said to him that he hoped to find a FG kicker on the trip to Penn State. It sounded like ajoking comment, but if this is what he said, than he is an ass. OUr FG kickers are not good. Fine, we know. But they are young men coming to practice every day to try to help M win. How do you think they feel hearing RR say things like that? How do they feel when RR says (earlier this year) that he would welcome students to cme and try out for the kicker job. Talk about undermining a kid's confidence.
More importantly, if I were a parent of a recruit, and I heard that RR mad statements like that publicly, I would think twice about sending my son to play for him.