June 17th, 2013 at 7:43 PM ^

Do you mean something sometimes sweet and tasty but mostly dry and bland, something that is relatively the same no matter the ingredients, something with a lifespan that will outlast either one of us and something that has zero creativity? Where were you for the debord years of Michigan offense? If anything, RR was like the lucky charms of offense - might be a spoon full or marshmallows, might be a spoonful of whatever not marshmallows are, might be right in the middle, but usually productive and some degree Of enjoyable.


June 17th, 2013 at 8:05 PM ^

You cannot use this video to call Arizona inauthentic, in my opinion (see my post above). This video is a homage to Tucson tradition, where the university is located. Yes, it is cheesy as hell, and Arizona will never have the tradition that Michigan does.


June 17th, 2013 at 7:30 PM ^

I'll say this.....could have used some highlights from their past season to help the video. Seems like they could have let me know it was a football promo video.

Either way, I hop ethe best for RR and hope to see him in the Rose Bowl one day (to watch Mattison completely eat it alive)


June 17th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

That video is plenty cheesy and I'd cringe if Michigan ever put out anything like it. I have to agree that it's cheesy in a RichRod sort of way. Cultural fit, etc.

Related: I'm about halfway through Three 'n Out (which, for some reason, only recently found its way to my reading list). If 3% of what Bacon reported there is true, responsibility for the '08 to '10 debacle was shared. It wasn't entirely RichRod's fault. That idea would be a hard sell for some of the simple-minded posters here.


June 17th, 2013 at 10:49 PM ^

Lloyd would have never done something like this! Nor would Lloyd have tried to make an offense in football exciting. RR wasn't a good fit at UM for several reasons, but one of them was that he had a sense of humor that Michigan Football hadn't seen before. He wasn't our Huckleberry, but he may be Arizona's. Let him be fergodsake!


June 17th, 2013 at 10:58 PM ^

Not bad.  Rich Rod always has to take center stage and be the 'star' well some programs need to hitch their wagon to a "star" coach.

Glad Michigan is not one of them.


BTW Max Scherzer is 10-0


June 18th, 2013 at 3:23 AM ^

It bothers me not because it's cheesy. In fact, I thought it was generally good natured and fun (if not a little too long). What bothers me is the single minded attention on the coaches. RR seems to demand credit and delegate blame (talking about not having good players, etc.); Hoke does exactly the opposite (it's always about how the players succeeded after a win and how the coaches failed after a loss). That's why I think none of us can imagine Hoke doing a bit like this... ok maybe the cigar and sherriffs badge have something to do with it too. 

The Geek

June 18th, 2013 at 8:59 AM ^

I just finished Three and Out for the second time. Interesting to reflect sometimes...


It is clear in the book RR thinks of himself as a "master motivator" and for the most part, he's pretty darn good at it. This, however... not so much.


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