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|4 days 17 hours ago||You're mean.||
|4 days 18 hours ago||Muah!||
|5 days 4 min ago||E-mail them to Mongoose||
E-mail them to Mongoose below!
|5 days 22 min ago||Sent. You're welcome! Enjoy!||
Sent. You're welcome! Enjoy!
|5 days 24 min ago||I'm so over the "Michigan Man" BS.||
Why are you presuming that only someone who "grew up in Michigan" and has a history of obessing over the OSU rivalry/knew Bo would be successful here? I think that's a damaging lens from which to view anything, most certainly a coaching search.
|5 days 27 min ago||I don't like being mad at you||
I don't like being mad at you because I LOVE your avi, but why are you so angry? Why is it so hard to give Coach Rod credit? (Not being fiesty, seriously asking.)
|5 days 34 min ago||Section 215, Row 32. And yes,||
Section 215, Row 32. And yes, I think they will accomodate you! If you give me your e-mail address I'll send them right over. Also, I'm sorry about your heel! Get well soon!
|5 days 38 min ago||No /s at all. Sad state of||
No /s at all. Sad state of affairs, my friend.
|5 days 40 min ago||I love you too||
I love you too
|5 days 45 min ago||I love you||
I love you
|5 days 49 min ago||Dude, NO ONE'S a good fit for||
Dude, NO ONE'S a good fit for Michigan. That's the whole issue. It's not them, it's us.
|5 days 52 min ago||As the Chief RR Supporter of||
As the Chief RR Supporter of this fanbase and probably country, I hope Coach doesn't even think about going to Florida. They're crazy there--he'll never receive the institutional support (ie patience) in Gainesville that he's getting in Tucson. Gainesville is too much like Ann Arbor in that regard. As a friend of mine said today, if Coach goes 9-3 and gets to a Rose Bowl, they'll build a statute for him at Arizona. And for those who think that money could be a factor, Coach stands to get a hefty sum if he stays in Tucson for eight years: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2083140-rich-rodriguezs-unorthodox-ne...
PS, can we please stop diminshing his wins? I'll never understand why Michigan fans continue to go out of their way to put him down. Leave him alone.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I have two free ones for||
I have two free ones for tonight too! I have class and can't go. :( Does anyone want them??? No one on Twitter could use them.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||THANK YOU.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Why are some of you STILL||
Why are some of you STILL trying to FIRE RICH ROD? Let him go. If you don't want to support him, fine. But why exert energy toward rooting against him? Why is that even a thing?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I THOUGHT REAL FRIENDS WOULD HAVE STAYED||
Per Three and Out, Bill Stewart made a play for almost all of Coach Rod's assistants. When Stewart offered Casteel $275,000 "and more importantly, a two-year contract", it looked great to Casteel compared to Michigan's $265,000 and no contract. Bacon goes on to quote Mike Prrish (who's a really great guy, FWIW): "If they don't hire Stewart, Jeff Casteel comes to Michigan." (Three and Out, p. 89)
Meanwhile, in Tucson, Scooby Wright (sophomore linebacker) a Rivals two-star recruit who had ZERO scholarship offers when Arizona offered him is currently second in the Pac-12 in tackles and tackles for a loss. He's also third in sacks. He just won Pac-12 player of the week and NATIONAL defensive player of the week.
Be angry if you want, but the future of Arizona Football is bright. Rich Rod can flat out coach.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Y'all should've never doubted||
Y'all should've never doubted him/made him feel like he had to leave in the first place. WD is a good dude and he's family-we have enough people against us on the outside to resort to attacking our own.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I thought real friends would have stayed...||
As probably the most vocal supporter of Coach Rod both while he was here and especially since he's left, I couldn't be happier for him. I joke that I will probably get my Michigan Football season tickets revoked one day for supporting Coach so enthusiastically. I just feel like his success is scriptural, almost--it feels like a table is being prepared for him in front of his enemies and I couldn't be happier for him.
I know I've shared this story before, but a few years ago when I was in Arizona for work I was able to visit him on the Thursday before the Oklahoma State game. Huge, important game, right? I thought I would be able to maybe shake his hand and that's it. I would've been so grateful for just that opportunity. The warmth with which Coach received me was just incredible--he said, "Wanna chat for a bit? Let's have a seat." And so we sat for 15 or 20 minutes and chatted away. We even called my best friend Aimee who has supported Coach through thick and thin just as I have. He chatted her up for a few minutes, too. "Hi Aimee, this is Coach Rod!" (I'll never, ever forget those words.) The first thing I did when I met Coach was apologize on behalf of the program, the university and the entire state of Michigan. Also, I immediately started crying. (I told Coach this was like other people meeting Leonardo DiCaprio lolol). But when I told him how sorry I am for how our fanbase treated him, he replied, "Oh, that's alright Jenny. That's long gone. Things are much better now. I really like it here in Arizona and they're giving me plenty of time."
I love Coach because he always wears his heart on his sleeve. I don't think he would know how to operate in coach-speak if his life depended on it. He's just REAL. Everything about him. And that resonates deeply with me because I'm the same way--super passionate yet widely misunderstood.
I get a lot of flack (especially on Twitter) about being disloyal to Michigan for supporting Arizona, but I guess I don't understand how the two are mutually exclusive. I quote Brian's Rich Rod farwell column title ALL the time and occasionally shout it to Brian when I see him at games. ("I THOUGHT REAL FRIENDS WOULD HAVE STAYED!" Sorry, Brian.) After Coach's Oregon win last week, Michigan fans were STILL angry, still tweeting out mean things about Coach and about how Oregon "really isn't that good anyway", calling Coach supporters "history revisionists". I guess I don't understand why Michigan fans feel the need to go out of their way to convince themselves and others that Coach Rod is an awful coach and worse, an awful person. You wanted a new coach and you got one. Leave Coach Rod alone. I don't understand the need to actively root against someone that shouldn't matter to you.
I guess my point is this--I hope Coach balls all the way out. If he ends up at a great bowl game this season, I'll probably go. When (not if) he makes the Rose Bowl, I will be there, in my Arizona gear, despite my Michigan degree and block M tattoo, because that's how strongly I feel about supporting Coach. I supported him at 3-9 and when it appeared that every other Michigan fan (besides Aimee and me!) had walked out, and I'll support him at Arizona and wherever else he may go. Bear Down and Go Blue.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||FIRE RICH ROD||
FIRE RICH ROD
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Will you marry me?||
Will you marry me?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Fair point, but why do we||
Fair point, but why do we need kitschy things like this now when we didn't ten years ago? They just don't do anything for me. I'm ALL about the pom poms though. They're probably my favorite "extra".
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I offered to lend them my Shrek 2 DVD||
Back in my day (like ten years ago), Michigan football was about football. That was the star of the show.
I miss those days.
|28 weeks 3 hours ago||I love you. I miss Coach||
I love you.
I miss Coach every single day. I'm a Michigan alum/football season ticket holder but you better believe I'll be at Arizona's first Rose Bowl.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Dude. This. Amen.||
Dude. This. Amen.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||FIRE RICH ROD||
FIRE RICH ROD
|33 weeks 5 days ago||LOVE it beyond words. I'm a||
LOVE it beyond words. I'm a big title person. I tweet, "I THOUGHT REAL FRIENDS WOULD HAVE STAYED" to Brian all the time. I even yell it (quite literally yell) at him when I run into him at games. :)
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Love the title.||
I feel like I can never truly process monumental loss without an MGoColumn. They help me to make sense of the overwhelming emotion I can never seem to put into words or organize or compartmentalize. Even when really sad or inexplicable not-sports things happen to me and I can't process them, I find solace in old emo MGoColumns. They are tremendously comforting even though they may have nothing to do with my current situation. Sports.
Thanks for always being able to put my crazy emotions into words and for helping me make some sort of sense of it all, Brian. For that I will always be grateful.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||On to better, better||
On to better, better things...for both of us.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Love you too sweet girl. xo||
Love you too sweet girl. xo
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks friend. Yeah. Tough||
Thanks friend. Yeah. Tough stuff. I only WISH sports were the hardest part of my year, haha.