MS Paint - Thank you coach Rod

Submitted by Timnotep on January 8th, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I made this anticipating his return, however in light of recent events, I feel it still caries the same weight as a fond farewell... Sorry it's a few days late, but I don't have an iPhone and therefore could not post...

Anyway thanks for giving it your all RichRod, Sorry the local media was after you from the start and never really gave you a chance, good luck wherever you end up... here's to you big guy!



January 8th, 2011 at 11:04 PM ^

what you're talking about.  3 years ago we had the talent that Carr left us with...none.  And while were on the subject, can we all stop using Carr's name with Bo's?  Like they both left the same imprint on the program...give me a break.  If you ask me 08 and 09 are on Carr, not RR.


January 8th, 2011 at 11:08 PM ^

Rich Rod made some mistakes.  I'm sure he would admit that.  But he also had to put up with nonsense the likes of which no other Michigan coach has had to endure.  It cost him his job.  Don't kick a man when he's down.


January 8th, 2011 at 10:54 PM ^

While I'm also sad that RR couldn't figure things out I feel I have to ask you these questions:

1. After hiring 2 DC's that both under perfrormed here why would you trust RR to hire another Coach?

2. If, as it seems, RR did want to concern himself with the defense then why would he saddle a DC he hired with A) A staff of RR former defensive position coaches and B) a defensive system the DC wasn't familiar with/ knowledgable of?

I find it odd that people are calling for DB's head before he's even hired a new coach for the way he's handled this.  Yet they wanted to let RR try to hire another DC after he already botched the job twice.


January 8th, 2011 at 11:35 PM ^

1) I wouldnt, I would tell tell RR that I (as DB) am making the hire 


2) Not sure what youre asking here but Gerg was not a fit with the rest of the D staff... for the next DC you pick a coach and let that coach fill in the rest of the staff.


January 8th, 2011 at 10:40 PM ^

of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'"  - John Greenleaf Whittier

Godspeed, Richard Rodriguez.  You are the very definition of a Michigan Man.


January 8th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

What is the big love affair with rr by everyone? I was a big fan and wanted success, but it became clear that it wasn't going to happen. He may be a great guy as many have written, but that's not justification for keeping him around when the team didn't appear to be going anywhere.


January 9th, 2011 at 12:19 AM ^

How is it clear to you that he was never going to have success? He won more games each year and finally had his offense in place. There was obviously still work to be done but based on the one statistic that really matters his tenure was trending upward.


January 9th, 2011 at 12:42 AM ^

Yea, because a guy working constant sixteen hour days to win games is just like a wife beater hurting his wife. Two completely different situations.

Whatever you think about the CC, I think it's basically beyond doubt the RR gave his all to better the team, where a wife beater just likes to hurt people.


January 9th, 2011 at 1:41 AM ^

and a good coach, just maybe not at Michigan. I still have a hard time though understanding why so many people feel the need to shit on him for stuff that really doesn't have to do with his coaching, rather than just looking at the coaching issues. In the end, if we would have won under him, none of the superfluous stuff would even be raised. People gotta need to dump, though.

I hope that he learns from his experience in Ann Arbor, and that he continues his rise as a coach. Just hope also that Michigan doesn't end up on the short end of an ass-whooping some day administered by a Rodriguez-coached team.