Just read Schalbach's article on the Hoke hiring and this stood out:
The last time Michigan went searching for a football coach, it quickly focused on Rodriguez, who was the hottest name in the country. But the Wolverines sold their tradition for a big name when they lured Rodriguez away from West Virginia after the 2007 season.
It's my understanding that RR's hiring went nothing like that. He wasn't the first, or even second choice, and his agent contacted Michigan, not the other way around, right?