If RR is let go, my hope for him is that he is hired at Miami. He does so well with recruiting now, can you imagine what he would do "in state". Then people wouldn't be able to complain about his recruiting any longer. He might even get Dee to join. How ironic would that be?
RR at Miami
you were posting that he was spotted in Miami. A bit misleading.
He's at Michigan not Miami
No. I do not want to see Rich Rod anywhere but Michigan.
I love this coach and love this team!
RR might get let go?
Thanks for lightening my morning. I went to bed all relaxed that my Texans played like dumb shit again and was greeted by Dee Hart, EMO Rich Rod and Groban.
Technically, wouldn't this be considered OT? The OP does somewhat mention Michigan football, but the focus of the thread is really a hypothetical about Rodriguez coaching at Miami. Interesting gray area . . .
to your 1,000,000 point bomb? Mods decide it was only a one day thing?
I was hoping it would at least last until the bowl game or a decision was announced. You were doing a fine job of policing the internets.
Wow the days are feeling like weeks...I don't know if I can last till New Year's...
Oh, but what a day it was! I felt like I was Denard's brother from a different mother, powered by Dilithium! Alas, all good things come to an end.
You need to CC this, lest everyone lose control.
It'll be interesting to see how this thread plays out
how this threads out.
taking his talents to South Beach?
What I really want for Christmas is for Rich to be instantly successful elsewhere.
Ohio State would especially love it since they play at Miami next year and his hiring guarantees them another easy blowout victory against a team with the initials "UM"
Blah, blah, blah. Rabble, rabble, rabble. Discontent, discontent, discontent. Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance.
what do you think we're doing?
January isn't that long. Odoms, DRob, and a bunch of other guys who haven't RSed would certainly be interested. Throw in the pipeline he already has in Florida and take that away from Michigan and our class might just fall apart. It seems as if there is already a crack hopefully it doesn't get much worse.
Then JH could bring back the California pipeline that we used to have and convice some of the kids he is recruiting to come with him. Seeing as how our class is ranked #30 in the country right now and his is ranked #8 I would be fine with that trade.
No offense to the OP but this was a dumb post. I will think about RR at Miami (YTM) if / when he is fired from Michigan. He is our coach until something changes and I personally hope nothing changes.
I have a feeling wherever rich rod goes next, assuming he doesn't stay here, he will come back to haunt Michigan. I think he could kill it down there in Florida.
Arrhhg... This is going to be a grueling offseason.
If Michigan fires Rodriguez, the university will be cursed so that everywhere you go on campus, you will hear "You Lift Me Up," playing oh-so-faintly in the background, and no-one will ever be able to discover the source.
Perhaps the haunting has already begun. I think I hear it even now . . .
As I've said all along, I will make no assessment of said "haunting" until after the bowl game
Hey.....after lots of research, I discovered the definition for "Michigan Man"
Michigan Man: Football coach who wins a lot of games and loses very little
Can I give Aquaman 4000 or so points? Truest comment ever!
Mgoblog: I wish I knew how to quit you. At least during working hrs.
The OP is a clear cut instance of someone who supports the coach rather than the school. I'm undecided at the moment between RR and (theoretically) JH, which is why I'd be a terrible AD, but one thing I am sure about is that I'm not on board with the logic of supporting RR even at the expense of the University (in this case, making us look like fools for firing him if he is instantly successful at Miami).
1. Nothing is clear cut
2. I support RR because he is Michigan's coach. I support the current players on this team who bust their ass everyday trying to please people they shouldn't even worry about pleasing. I really don't care about the other nonsense that goes with it.
3. Are rumors, speculation and hypotheticals no longer part of this blog? If so, I missed the memo.
I vote we bring in whats-his-name, make a serious financial offer to D Hart and move forward. We have done a pretty good job of making ourselves look like fools. Of course, one nice thing about JH - he doesn't have an accent, because we are awfully tolerant in A2, don't you know.
I think this post comes from the young person who looks like he's on RR's arm there in the avatar.
... Miami is going to have to fight Clemson for him.
Or Mississippi State after Dan Mullen leaves for Miami?
If he isn't retained here I hope one of those two teams hires him the next day. DR decides to transfer and become qb after Miami's qb leaves after next year.
you hope Denard transfers. I don't care what you say or think. You are not a Michigan fan
It would be best thing for DR. He probably wanted to qb for Miami,but wasn't recruited at that position. So now he could play close to home, after transferring and after their other qb graduates next year. RR would be able to plug him right into his offense again for two more years.
I hope he isn't let go. I can just see the newly hired coach having success at Michigan with Rodriguez's players as juniors and seniors...
I know this is a stupid question but how do you upvote and down vote
not sarcastic at all
you need 100 points
+1 to you - you're almost there
Thank you thank you far too kind
If the coaching staff is let go after this year, I fully expect them to land on their feet and continuing to pump out top-20 offenses. Personally, I think RR needs one more year to prove that he can win with his players, but whatever happens I'm fairly certain he will land on his feet.
Well RR at Miami would work. He has a big three in Lebron, Bosh and Wade. Since RR knows the spread offense, this will open the floor a bit for those three. Lebron and Bosh can run a post route or slant to the basket and Wade can pass them the ball for easy scores.
LeBron is like 6-8, 270. Don't you know? Rodriguez does not like big guys. He wants Earl Boykins at the 5.
I realize the Miami Heat are underporforming right now, but I really think their coach deserves some time to get Wade/James/Bosh to gel.
Let's not worry about RR in Miami until the Heat make a move with the coach they have, ok?
Please delete this thread.
This type of speculation honestly does us no good whatsoever.
Please please please listen to Magnus on this one.
I would be shocked if RichRod ends up at a decent program (other than Michigan) as a head coach. His future after Michigan is either as an offensive coordinator at a major program or as the head coach of a CUSA or MAC level school.
I disagree. Miami would be a great fit for RR. They've got a great athletic defense. They're only missing an offense to compliment that defense. Miami could be scary good in a year or two with RR.
I think you're wrong on this one. You would be surprised at how strong his reputation still is off his WVU days, especially in the east and southeast. The emergence of Denard Robinson and this offense has only enhanced that. If he is fired from Michigan I can virtually guarantee you he will be very quickly hired at another D1 program, and a prominent one at that.
There are strong indications that Miami is watching and hoping.
I wouldn't be surprised if RR took a year off after the circus this year has been, but I think you're 100% wrong about him not getting another major school gig. I'd bet it will be an ACC school like Miami, Virginia, North Carolina, or Clemson. We'll see.
It's telling that many of the RR haters don't think RR will end up at a major school. Shows how ignorant they are about football. RR would be a dream hire for Miami and he would rule the ACC from there. You don't think most of our Florida recruits wouldn't jump at the chance to play in their home state at a legendary program (which FYI has won way more MNCs in recent years than we have)?
I could see him ending up at another BCS-conference school, but the idea that a guy with a 15-21 record at Michigan would be a "dream hire" for Miami is a major stretch. Check the record of the guy they just fired.
Is if Brandon is thinking about firing Rich Rod, it's not fair to string him along.
Rich Rod wins either way:
(1) He stays in Ann Arbor and coaches Michigan to 11 win seasons
(2) He leaves Ann Arbor and watches us go back 100 years in football, going between 8-4 or 10-2, losing to Ohio State (and any team that utilizes a mobile QB), and getting blown out in the Rose Bowl.
Meanwhile, he'll be at a school whose fan base didnt' start after his head before he even arrived to town, coaching them up to greatness.
Rich Rod wins either way.
Can you imagine the drama if Harbaugh had to face a Rich Rod team later down the road (as Michigan's coach)?
Miami or clemson would be the teams that come calling... Donna Shalala is the president of the university of miami and she knows coach rod very well from her days in the big east. Right now she is showing support for mike leach but dont think for a second if coach rod becomes available she will throw her support behind hiring coach rod. the state of florida is very fond of wv coaches and they always have recruited florida well even back in the don nehlen days. With jimbo fisher a wv native at florida st. and rick trickett a former rich rod assistant offensive line coach at fla st makes me believe miami would make the move very quick with coach rod.. He knows those guys very well and that being miami main rival it would be the right move... Also coach rod has rod smith, calvin magee, and coach frey all those coaches came from south florida and they already have strong ties to the state of florida.
... whether at MICHIGAN (which I advocate) or at Miami (which would be too f'ing cool otherwise) or at wherever he ends up if the haters get their way.
RichRod is a good man, a simple man from the poor of West Virginia who says ' yu all ' and doesn't speak that well but I don't think he deserves the anger and hate which is coming at him and lets not forget he is an offensive GENIUS.
im getting on that bandwagon early. richrod will tear the ACC a new one if he gets hired down there