CC - Art Regner on WDFN

Submitted by Thrillhouse on December 9th, 2010 at 11:00 AM

A friend just texted me and said Art Regner is claiming on WDFN that RichRod is going to possibly get the axe today and be replaced by Brady Hoke. Errr....what?

I haven't listened to Detroit sports radio in years, so I don't know what Art's opinion of Rich Rod is, and for all I know these idiotic "insider" tidbits about the coaching search are a daily occurrence.

Here's to hoping it was just an aural hallucination.


James Burrill Angell

December 9th, 2010 at 12:32 PM ^

This kind of stuff is going to happen for the next four weeks or so or until the very moment David Brandon steps to a podium and completes some version of a sentence like......the Michigan football coach in 2011 will be ______________.

Until then we all have to come to peace with media-types throwing out every crazy idea on earth just to get ratings/listeners/readers etc.  No need for negbombing, complaining, etc. It just is what it is and until David Brandon blesses us with the details of whatever he's been doing, we all just get sit and wait.


December 9th, 2010 at 11:04 AM ^

Yep I heard that too, at 1:07 est DB is going to fire RR.


Ugh why can't this shit stop already (not directed at OP, just at msm)? One way or another can't DB just please announce something so that all of this talk and speculation stops?


December 9th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

And so it was written, at the seventh minute of the thirteenth hour, David Brandon would appear in the sky and call forth all true blue believers to sit by his side during the great tribulation.  And so it was done, and thus all True Michigan Men were swept up into the blue sky to sit with the great DB whilst those non-believers were left behind to find the true path....

....wait a minute.  That would mean that both Rich Rod and Harbaugh are gone.  Now what!  Tressel?  Yes, the anti....


December 9th, 2010 at 11:04 AM ^

this would refute what i have heard from my sources, who indicate that RR will be replaced with a giant hamster and Schembechler hall will be replaced by a series of tubes and ironic settings, such as a large container with a pirate ship, or a jungle motiff complete with plastic plants. really it's kind of like a giant aquarium/terrarium really.

i think it would really help with recruiting.

just my sources - haven't gotten the requisite third confirmation before creating a thread about it.


December 9th, 2010 at 11:15 AM ^

If anything, it will be a giant gerbil.  You can only breed hamsters until they get to be about 30 pounds.  At that point, their hearts just give out.  Gerbils, on the other hand, can get up to about 60 pounds before you run into the same problem.  At that weight, a gerbil can wear children's Michigan gear and plausibly look like a coach.  Some people swear that Knute Rockne was a giant gerbil, but of course people were smaller back then...Anyway, it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. 


December 9th, 2010 at 12:33 PM ^

The rodent as HC or DC won't end well when Brandon brings in a live wolverine to patrol the sidelines as our mascot.  What will the media say when our coach is eaten by our mascot? What will the children be asking their parents after the incident? 

For God's sake, think of the children!!11!


December 9th, 2010 at 11:06 AM ^

The bagger at my grocery store said a couple weeks ago that RR was going to be fired immediately after the bowl game and be replaced by Urban Meyer.  I obviously scoffed at the idea.  But now that Meyer has resigned, i'm wondering how this teenager has the ear of DB?

BTW, who the hell is Art Regner and why does he matter?


December 9th, 2010 at 11:07 AM ^


Art Regner is a sports radio broadcaster and author who has been on the Detroit sports airwaves, for WDFN and WXYT, since the 1990s. He is a native of Livonia, Michigan and graduated from Franklin High School. Regner is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has co-written two sports books on what it means to be a Michigan Wolverine and Detroit Red Wing.

Never get in a land war and Asia and never trust anyone from Livonia.


December 9th, 2010 at 11:09 AM ^

is stating what he thinks would happen if it were to go down now.  Says that Harbaugh has not been offered anything.  Basically a bunch of bull shit speculation. 

Regner is alright because he is a Michigan slap, but now he's just a fill in.  By the way, at least he seems as dismayed by the prospect as the rest of us.


December 9th, 2010 at 11:08 AM ^

but part of me would enjoy it just to watch the "Fire RR Now/Hire Harbaugh" crowd and all their heads a-sploding.

The Law of Unintended Consequences comes to mind.


December 9th, 2010 at 1:06 PM ^

It's not so much the idea that Harbaugh is desperate to come here, it's the idea that if Brandon fires RR without Harbaugh in the bag -- instead opening up a search to the likes of Brady Hoke and a bunch of people with far inferior resumes to Rodriguez -- then he's foolish.