Although it's difficult to step away from this enticing Cincinnati/Pittsburgh matchup on ESPN, I decided to pause for a second, and really debate Dave Brandon's upcoming decision. Do we keep Rich Rod, or go after Jim Harbaugh?
And while coaching records, past performances, Michigan Man status, etc etc all fall into the "debate bucket," I think the one, TRUE factor that will make or break this decision comes down to the all-important matter of nicknames.
While Rich Rodriguez has been blessed with such catchy nicknames as "Rich Rod," "RR," and even the infamous "Dick Rod" by our rivals (as well as many bitter alum), Jim Harbaugh's name brings about no such catchy/witty nicknames....
Unless we can come up with a better nickname for this potential future head football coach, I think Dave Brandon has no choice but to go with the coach that's the easiest to refer to without going over 2 syllables.