Instead of him saying "...people singing kumbaya" it would have been great to reference his Josh Groban "You raise me up."
OT-Funny Rich Rod reaction parody video( 10 second rule)
That Groban thing was just a fucking embarrassment.
It was Rita's idea.
That's pretty funny. Well done Arizona coaching staff...well done. I like how they spliced in the clips from the movie.
Seems like RRod has dropped a few pounds, too. Needed it for his big screen debut.
That is hilarious. Godd for U of A to put that together.
I wonder if Rita had some role in making this video. Either way, it's a lot better than the last hokey promo video they did for Arizona football.
I just don't understand the value. Obviously, I don't think the NCAA Rules Committee is going to look at this and say, "Hey, RR's got a point, let's change the rules back." If this is aimed at recruits, it'll just make them say, "Oh, so the AZ offense is going to have to slow down. Won't that hurt their team? Maybe I should go somewhere else."
Clever concept. Fairly well executed for what I presume is a low budget. But it's like the hilarious commercial that you enjoy but can't remember what it's selling. What's the strategy? What's the end game?
You want about RR and whatever, but this video was awesome!!! Usually these type of things aren't good (see: Purdue song) but this was awesome! well played, Arizona, well played
The Bielema stand-in could have used a few more pounds and few less IQ points.
Danny McBride would have been perfect.
That was awesome.
I'm starting to think you don't care for this "Rich Rod" fella.
Brady ("family matter") Hoke.
I mean, really. I like Brady Hoke as much as the next Michigan fan. Nobody thinks Brady isn't a good guy. Certainly, I have little doubt about Brady's being a wonderful, decent, caring, straight-up guy with his players.
But so was Rodriguez, wasn't he? I've never heard any different. I think his guys loved him. His Michigan seniors weren't very happy about his discharge.
Anyway; you seem to be making a point that it is all about handling the press and creating a public persona. And this year has not been a kind one for Brady Hoke on that front.
...I think that the larger national perspective is that Rodriguez was speaking truth to power and was being smart about it. Most people I saw seemed to think that Rodriguez was right. Rodriguez's own perspective about the way that the NCAA had failed to alert anyone to discussion about the possible rule change was as informative as it was powerful in calling the NCAA to account.
By most measures I am familiar with, he's doing a good job in Arizona. He put a team on the field last year that was probably as good as Michigan. His recruiting out of Tucson is also comparable to Michigan: 2014 team recruiting -- Rivals AZ #28 (Michigan #31); Scout AZ #30 (Michigan #27); 247Sports AZ #31 (Michigan #20).
It really is interesting how smooth the coaching transition turned out to be in Columbus, compared to Ann Arbor. I wondered why; it occurred to me that the Rodriguez loyalists weren't the outlier. It was the Rodriguez-haters. There is simply no corollary in Columbus, to the Rodriguez-haters in Ann Arbor. They love them some Urban Meyer for sure, but it is never at the expense of Coach Tressel. Jim Tressel still has a considerable wellspring of support throughout Ohio, Columbus and the Ohio State University.
You wondered why Ohio State's transition was smoother than Michigan's? You have to look no further than 12-0 versus 3-9 in each respective coach's first season.
Cast away your conspiracy theories and accusations of sabotage, it was about winning. Meyer did, Rodriguez didn't.
No one ever went broke understimating the insight of sports fans. For many of them, nothing matters except winning.
Of course Urban Meyer walked into a team with a future Big Ten Conference Player of the Year at QB, and Rodriguez inherited Saline High School's QB.
Let's leave out the 4 star quaterback. It doesn't fit your narrative.
Didn't RR win BCS bowls at West Freakin' Virginia?
They beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, 38-35.
Not sure how you can take someone seriously who has more to say than any other poster about a subject he adamantly despises.
Congratulations on making the most semantically-based horrible defense I've ever read on MGoBlog. And that's saying something.
It goes without saying that being technically correct here (I could make an argument to the contrary but its not worth the bandwitdh) does not count as a moral victory. If anything it looks like a defeat.
A simple "my bad, I was wrong" sometimes can go a long way...
'I don't think you'll find many WVU fans that think....'
you can stop right there....'nuff said
I thought the video was awesome and I have no problem with RR calling out a BS proposal for a rule change that would ostensibly seek to hinder his offensive scheme...seems like a smart move to me.
As for RR, I would gladly have him back in exchange for all the old-school, manball type fans represented in the video by the 80's phone talking guy who wants to turn back the clock.
If he was a bad fit for Michigan, it is only b/c a large segment of the fanbase still lives in the dark ages of football and pine for a time and place in the sport that is more or less disappearing. Yay for them getting what they want, jury is still out on how that is going to work out for us heartened somewhat by hiring an OC that can hopefully bring us back to post-1999 football on that side of the ball, fingers crossed.
sure he hates artificial turf b/c it no longer kicks up the cloud of dust in the '3 yards and a ' offensive scheme
Define "horrific" so that we may take you to task regarding your usage.
Coach Rod was not the worst possible hire. Someone else could have won between 0 and 14 games. His era was an utter failure, but it could have been worse.
They changed the last lime to, "People don't want to watch huddles. They don’t want to see people standing around singing You Raise Me Up."
Still not great but not too far off, a little cheesy for my taste. Definitely an improvement to that god awful western video he put out last year. That thing was the perfect embodiment of his time at Michigan, good idea but the worst execution imaginable.
OK - where's the ND video???
That comes out every time another school makes one. Don't make me do it!
I prefer the Irish on ice video.
Cute video, but it highlights RR's not-so-deep thinking. If the proposed change is all about the personal agenda of someone who does not like speed, then RR's battle against it is also about a personal agenda - his own, as someone whose obviously loves speed.
The video is just one big self-contradiction.
Here is a picture of a kitten.
nice pad level.
I like how at the end it says, any similarity to the movie Speed is purely coincidental. Right.
"it would have been great to reference his Josh Groban "You raise me up.""
No. Too soon. Always too soon.
...Okay, but is it still too soon for my dead Lincoln jokes?
it was a parity. Parody is when the whole conference is no good.
That's all I can really think to say right now.
That was awful. (And un-informative)
Needs moar Sandra Bullock!!!