On CBS Sports Network (Channel 613 on Direct TV). He is giving a pretty animated performance. Actually quite enjoyable listening to him. BTW, when did Southern Mississippi creep into the # 22 spot in the BCS rankings?
Rich Rod Calling the UCF-Southern Miss. game right now
when everyone kept on losing.
So where's RR going to coach next year? Any thoughts? Suppose we should make this thread useful..
I was going to post this exact thread...he's doing a VERY good job. Very charismatic.
...it made me think. Say we won the next couple games. WHEN we win the next couple of games. I think it would be nice to invite Rich Rod back to surprise the guys during a practice. It would help mend Hoke's message of a fractured fanbase. I think it would go a long way for Rich Rod to know he was welcome back and we do appreciate him giving his all...just didn't work out for him and wasn't a good fit.
i suppose it's a nice thought -- but it'd NEVER happen.
He talked about how our fanbase was fractured and how he was embarrassed by it. How Rich Rod never had the full support of the Michigan fanbase, how we were/are split, etc.
From day 1 he's put an emphasis on MICHIGAN. i.e. THIS IS MICHIGAN! He never says "Hoke's team" and his assistants don't call it "their" offense/defense.
That would be off-the-charts crazy (not necessarily in a bad way). I'd actually like to see Hoke do that. He has a mind of his own and I'm sure he wouldn't feel threatened by RichRod's presence.
I'd be surprised, though. I think Brandon has one of these attached to everyone to keep them "on message" >>>
I'm so glad the RR fans are able to grit their teeth through an 8-2 season. Because those "crybabies" woudn't have done the same thing with a similar record.
Considering those two losses are to MSU and Iowa, my sense is that people would still be bitching.
But again, yeah for winning.
No one is gritting their teeth through an 8-2 season. The teeth gritting was disappointment at RR's firing and RR's opponents getting their way, but recognizing that the important thing for the team was not to let that cloud our support for Michigan's coach. We supported RR because he was Michigan's coach, not the other way around. His detractors couldn't bring themselves to do that even at 5-0. They enjoyed the wins, but could never give credit or support to the coach.
Quit crying already or you will be lumped in with the Lloyd Loyalist Crybaby Club. Not is that what you want? Didn't think so. Toughen up toughen up, keep your lip buttoned up (little Elvis Costello for you!).
Now that there has been some time and distance, that would be pretty neat. I'd love to have Rodriguez and Borges bounce some ideas off each other as well.
Then we should all probably find a deep dark fallout shelter and wait for the end.
I wonder what it would be like to be him, as a sportscaster, watching a team run the offense he created and perfected. Must be surreal. Pretty cool that S. Miss. coach gave him credit.
"I invented that play...and that play..."
He knows so much about the mechanics, it must be hard not to talk specific Xs and Os. I did notice him mention the footwork of the O-Line. Thats a pretty technical observation that most sportscasters would not or could not make. Pretty cool!
I'm actually pleasantly surprised by how good he is.
I'm not surprised at all.
UCF and Southern Miss are my second favorite teams
Anyone remember when we recruited him?
Oh...and Leilon Willingham, the LB and (obviously) Jeff Godfrey play for UCF too.
Can someone explain how this is flamebait?
That is fucking ridiculous.
The first post was because Rich Rod has mentioned J-Rob 19 times on one drive, it was funny. That's all.
The second was just a REAL update on guys that we recruited, that landed at UCF.
Do I get negged for saying McGuffie ended up at Rice?
...what a joke of a poster to whoever did that. I rarely get bent out of shape over negs, but that is just plain dumb. Nothing was wrong it was all good conversation.
A great game.
He's great. Have any one of you watched inside college football. I watch for him, he is hilarious.
But he's no Matt Millen!
disclaimer: I didn't watch a second of that game.
RR knows football, and it is clear he knows how to communicate that well. It didn't work out at UM, but he's a smart guy who can break down an offense as well as anyone. I'm happy that he had a chance to call a couple of games and showcase what he can do; I expect him to be coaching again by next season.
last week, and it was the first time I had seen him on TV since the surreal moment they had him interview Brady Hoke. He was very at ease and I think was being featured by the producers -- he always was given the last word, such as making the final prediction for each match-up. He was more entertaining and insghtful than most of the ex-coaches on the football programs. I bet he returns to TV after his next coaching gig.