March 16th, 2012 at 5:58 PM ^

The issue isn't whether he was wrong for disliking Rodriguez, the issue is whether he was wrong for expressing his feelings in a semi-public forum (especially in such a childish and vulgar manner).

Also, a dude named "Cox" is the last person who should be making penis jokes about other people's names.  


March 16th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

I agree completely.  I don't think he should have said/wrote what he did.  All I'm saying is that it was a 20-year-old kid expressing his frustration with the outgoing coach, a guy who lost a bunch of games, brought shame (whether deserved or not) on the program, and played a mediocre running back (Vincent Smith) ahead of some other guys who arguably deserved a shot at the RB job (including Cox).

In the grand scheme of things, writing "Dick Rod" on a Facebook wall is a relatively minor offense compared to the legal issues that many college players get into (Marvin Robinson, Kenny Demens, Kevin Grady, Darryl Stonum, etc.).


March 16th, 2012 at 5:53 PM ^

I hope it works out for him. You never like to see guys transfer, but I'm sure everyone can agree that being a spectator on the sidelines during your career has to be challenging. Hopefully Mike can get the bulk of the carries at UMass.


March 16th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

Might have missed this earlier, but can someone enlighten me on how Cox is going to be eligible this season? If Umass is playing in the MAC this season, then he would be transferring within FBS football (one year sit out period). 

I understand that he can go the graduate school route and take a major that "is not offered." I just have a hard time believing that he can somehow find a decent grad school program that Umass has that Michigan doesn't offer? 


March 16th, 2012 at 6:11 PM ^

I think that these transfers are just transfers for football and the kids just take whatever. Many of them only need to go to class one semester. They can then move on. To that reason it is a bit of a shame. Will be interesting to see over time how. Many of such transfers actually get a masters. The cynic in me says that Russell Wilson will not get a masters degree from Wisconsin. Perhaps if enrolls in the summer at UMASS he can get around the FBS rule.


March 16th, 2012 at 6:28 PM ^

Dateline this fall:  Revenge is a dish served Mike Cox, who's erect running style penetrated the interior of the Michigan line for 23 hard earned yards, in a 55-3 drubbing at the Big House.


March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

I guess him transferring to a school we play this year wasn't a factor since he couldn't read a playbook in the first place. I wonder if he picked up on the terminology of the offense and defense enough to make it a pain in the butt when we play.