First the media consensus was Rich Rod needed to show improvement to keep his job. Then, he needed to make a bowl. Yesterday Pat Caputo said Rich Rod will lose his job if he loses to Western. Today, Drew Sharp suggests that Michigan not only needs to beat Western but beat them by AT LEAST 3 TDs. With each day that goes the media's demands on Rich Rod increase. As the leaders and best I say we top their petty requirements and send out a mandate that Rich Rod must cure cancer by the end of the season to keep his job.
Seriously, what the hell is everyone thinking? If Michigan fires Rich Rod mid-season who would take over? One of the guys that he brought here from WVU? No way, they are more loyal to him than they are to Michigan. If the firing comes at the end of the season and a new coach brings in a new system, then he inherits a bunch of undersized players not suited for his system and again Michigan is stuck in neutral, destined for another few years of sub-standard football. Keeping Rich Rod, even if this year doesn't go as well as hoped, is still the fastest path to redemption.