Seeing all the vitriol that continuously being re-hashed here regarding RR's tenure. I submit the following resolution.
Let it be resolved that between the years 2008 and ending in early 2011, the Michigan football program experienced a "perfect storm" of events that ultimately led to the dismissal of the head football coach.
These events could not be foreseen, nor avoided due mostly to the complexity of the factors involved in creating them. Therefore these events cannot be blamed or attributed to any one party, event or situation. To attempt to do so is futile and requires that the attempting party ignore or minimize a variety of factors to make their "case".
Its akin to the Edmond Fitzgerald sinking. Reading literally scores of reports, books and second hand accounts of the tragic event, one can only come to the conclusion that there is no clear explanation that will put the tragedy "to bed" once and for all. Having a morbid curiosity about that particular piece of history has led me to spend a substantial amount of time researching and reviewing it, as well a collecting a substantial diary of information on it, I can say that I know only one thing for sure.
The only way that it could have been avoided for certain is this. The doomed vessel never leaves the harbor to embark on its fateful journey. Once it did so, the events that followed became history.
Lets please do the same for the health of our program and our fanbase. Let the events become history.