As I am sitting here and watching the Cincinnati/Rutgers game, I am reminded of the rumors that were swirling before Rodriguez was hired a couple of years ago. Schiano was one of them for a while, and I'm sorry, but I have never been convinced of this guy's ability to coach. He would be and is great for a place like Rutgers, but can you imagine him coaching at Michigan? And then there were the rumors about Kirk Ferentz. I had a buddy who was excited about that opportunity, but for me, no thank you. He is doing great at Iowa, but he is not a Michigan head coach. In spite of all the journalist-driven allegations this past week, I have to sit here and be thankful we got the coach we did. The guy is a winner. I've got nothing against Schiano and Ferentz and others like them, but I'm just glad they're not dressed in the maize and blue.
Thank you God for Coach Rod
If God can deliver Rodriguez to Michigan, I'm gittin' right on that praying thing. I want One hundred BILLION DOLLARS! WOOT! I'M RICH ALREADY!
Don't you know he selects a group of apostles from the players?
I wasn't expecting Rutgers to be blown out 31-7 at halftime. I thought they would look much better in this game. For the most part, Schiano has been pretty impressive turning that program around, but i agree you with you, Coach Rod is on a different level
I love Coach Rod and think Michigan absolutely made the right decision by hiring him, but at the time I was definitely in favor of Brian Kelly. I live near GVSU and have always known what the guy was capable of. They're both great coaches for sure.
I liked the idea of Brian Kelly, too, but I've since heard a lot of rumors about him not being the cleanest of coaches. Nothing concrete by any means, but considering how the national media handled last week's Situation and all of that, I'd just as soon not have any more aspersions cast on the program.
I'm just glad I cant sit in my endzone seats and NOT know exactly what play is called and where the ball is going based on alignment and splits in the OL. Maybe I will be saying the same thing in seven or eight years if RR never develops a new play again but somehow I doubt that will happen.
The press and other school fans blow everything out of proportion when it comes to RR out of fear. An innovator of his caliber with the ability to recruit nationally is quite a disturbing thought. I cant wait for the years to come...
but during the search I really was interested in Kelly, in spite of the "baggage" from his stint at CMU. I expect him to be snatched up by one of the major BCS programs eventually. I really hope it's not some B10 school. I could see Illinois going after him if they have another lousy year or two under Zook, but they're not a major power; Cincy might be just as good a spot for Kelly.
Tressel was OSU's third or fourth choice; Schembechler was not Don Canham's first choice either. I'm really happy Schiano turned Sailboat Bill down.
It would suck if he ends up at OSU in a few years. He would not underachieve the way Tressel has done with all the talent they bring in. What he has done in Cincy so far is remarkable I would say. I kind of wanted Tennessee to get him this past off-season, just to keep him away from the Irish or other Big 10 teams.
Yep Tressel has definitely underachieved.
8 Seasons with OSU:
5 Big 10 titles (3 shared)
7-1 vs. Michigan
6 BCS bowls (3-3)
1 National Title
1 Heisman winner
Just because he lost in two national title games does not mean he has underachieved. Tressel is the most successful coach in the BCS era not named Carrol or Meyer.
I hate to admit it (though it's a little easier after the Buckeyes back RichRod up last week), but Tressel has had some pretty impressive success. OSU is a perpetual top-10 team, and they have apparently beaten Michigan several times in recent years. I can't confirm this, however, as I have erased that part of my brain.
Tressel's inability to win the last two national championship games pales in comparison to John Cooper's perennial late-season flop.
Tressel's 7-1 record against Michigan always makes me throw up a little in my mouth,
He has been pretty good, but far from spectacular for the kind of talent they bring in. And the conference has been weak, resulting in all those BCS bowls and the title games. In my opinion he is very similar to Mack Brown, their programs can attract so much talent that it's hard not to have a good record. Only fat Charlie can mess something like that up. But again, I should have expressed my opinion better earlier.
You should have expressed your opinion of Tressel in any way. He is simply a very, very good coach, and there is no disputing that.
It's unfair to say Tressel has underchieved -- yet. Tressel has a national championship, which most good coaches never get, and has pretty much dominated the Big Ten since he took over OSU football in 2001. At the same time, Tressel's success to date has been inextricably linked to his ability to beat Michigan, and except for 2006, Michigan has not performed at its best over the past eight years. If OSU loses to Michigan in even half of those games, Tressel's performance would be about the same as Lloyd Carr's during his first eight years.
Tressel's OSU legacy will depend as much on how he does in the next eight years as it will on how he has done up to now. If he continues to dominate the Big Ten with one or two loss seasons, he will eventually win another national championship and his legendary status will be confirmed. If he doesn't, then many will say his best years were his first years and the big games OSU failed to win -- FL, Texas (2 out of 3), LSU and USC (probably twice) -- will stand as important markers OSU fans will point to when considering whether Tressel underachieved.
Reciving slight intrest from GVSU in high school, then going to central I have followed Coach Kellys carrer for awhile now. I was all for us bringing him in,glad we got RR though, and my biggest fear is him at a Big Ten school or ND. He would make any Big Ten school a contender, Indiana excluded. But if he ever ends up at osu, penn state or nd I may get a bit worried. If he can recruit nationally and get elite talent, watch out. I really hope he ends up in the sec, pac-10, stays at cincy, pretty much anywhere but the bigten.
I was thinking the exact same thing while watching the game. I almost forgot about him being considered. I was so excited to get RR and his fast paced offense. This offense is IMO what Michigan has been lacking for a few years. We were too predictable.
The product on the field is a heck of a lot more entertaining than its been in years. Definite breath of fresh air.
Coach Rod was a winner at WVU, and he'll be a winner at Michigan - no doubt about that. Watching the game Saturday, seeing how he spread the field with tons of playmakers and mixed up the playcalling, all I could say was WOW. I would hate to be a DC trying to gameplan against this offense.
On a side note: What are the odds Brian Kelly stays at Cincy much longer? He's a great coach. I remember watching him at GVSU, winning DII national championships year after year. Let's hope Weis keeps his job at ND because I would hate seeing Kelly in South Bend.
I think if Weis doesn't get at least 9 wins this year, we will definately see Kelly in South Bend. I don't think Meyer would come up here, but you never really know.
Kelly in South Bend would be scary with all the talent he could bring in there.
I know a lot of UF fans who would disagree. They think it's a possibility. It's also one I'm not keen on, considering he's been hugely successful everywhere he's been so far, and we play ND pretty much every year. Could someone else please snatch him up? The NFL, maybe?
Ole' Lester almost got his ass beat by a Huskie team that didn't win a game last year.
when suddenly Coach Rod talk popped up, and then it was a done deal. I remember being on a vacation in 2002 in a hotel room watching West Virginia play Miami in a night game at Morgantown. It was the first time I had paid attention to Coach Rodriguez, I wondered what/how a Mexican dude would/could get a stint in By-God West Virginia. I remember WVU got beat but I also remember being intrigued by the offense they ran and I wondered how something like that would look like at Michigan and...maybe it was the Mexican thing but that moment just stuck with me...and now, here he is! I never would of anticipated it...
he's not mexican
Not that it's okay, but some people conflate "Hispanic" and "Mexican" in the same way other people ask, "Laotian? So is that Chinese or Japanese?"
to make a point is always a win in my book.
Probably my favorite show on TV.
We have entirely too much in common.
Laotian? What ocean?
" little sister brought her new boyfriend he was a mexican we didnt know what to think of him until he sang feliz navidad feliz navidad"
if ma memory serves me correctly, rr is of spanish descent not mexican. not every name ending with a z is mexican, believe it or not.
Yo essai.....Rich Rod wasnt born in East LA, Holmes...but he is a still chulo dude
Who would OF thought?
Rich's family emigrated from Spain, not Mexico.
The same goes for a spanish dude...:P
I still wish our coach would have been Mike DeBord.
agreed. our current offense is way to unpredictable lol
Why would you thank God for being himself?
Whats the difference between Rich Rodriguez and God
God knows he is not Rich Rodriguez
PSALM 23 ROD N THY STAFF GIVE ME STRENGTH