December 3rd, 2010 at 7:06 PM ^

a lot, that speech gave me chills. Anyone who doesn't respect him and support him as our coach and leader right now is not all in. You either live, die, laugh, and cry with your team and coaches or get bent. I pray dave brandon has the logic to keep him around. He's a good man. And one hell of an offensive guru. I never thought i would say this but life is more than wins and losses. Sometimes great things take time, i believe this is one of them. 


December 3rd, 2010 at 11:50 AM ^

I'm gonna be so disappointed if he gets fired. I don't know what the best decision will be for the product on the field, but even through all the shit he's had to deal with he's still able to be so committed to this program. I hate this whole situation.


December 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 PM ^

and it especially sucks that he (and we) go through the suffering and disappointment of the last three seasons, and juuuuuust when he has the offense totally loaded and primed to wreak havoc in year 4 it looks like we are going to pull the plug.

And even if he does come back, he still loses a prime recruit who would be perfect for his offense b/c the announcement didn't come quickly enough.  This after beating out Florida, Auburn, and Alabama for his services.


December 3rd, 2010 at 1:04 PM ^

At times I feel bad for RR and think that he's gotten something of a raw deal.  He certainly hasn't been treated very well.  On the other hand, he's brought a lot of it on himself (defense, special teams, Sheridan over Threet, probation....).  The reality is that the team should not be as bad as it is and he has to answer for that on some level.

Hair Raid Offense

December 3rd, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

He's so right when he says that the defense had struggles but never gave up. That's what I love about our team.

Look at Indiana against Wisconsin giving up 83 points. The Indiana D completely quit.

That has never happened under RR.


December 3rd, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

I love this.

"Our times coming.  Our times coming and it's coming in a big way.  We'll let people jump on the bandwagon.  That's okay.  They may not have a front seat but they'll jump on the back."


December 3rd, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

you not like this guy?  There has been so much hate for this man in the media and such but he is such a genuine guy, you can just tell by the way he talks and you can tell he truely loves Michigan.  You could tell he spent a lot of time on this speech and it came right from his heart. 


December 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 PM ^

All we know it that the AD is going to stick to his timetable to discuss the season with the coach after it is over.  That means to me that the sign is that all the noise and hoopla is a lot of hand-wringing over nothing.  The AD and the coach will discuss what to do next and the AD will formalize in writing during the review what he has been telling the coach all along all season long. 

That's how real companies that have been successful over time and real executives who have been successful over time operate.  This is all about teaching the MSM, our fan base, our players, and our entire athletic department about how the ship is going to be run by DB going forward in all sports, not just football.

That;s the kind of intelligent and professional personnel management I would expect from a man with DB's education and experience.  Contrast that with Goss and Martin's handling of various situations relating to coaches over the past decade or so......


December 3rd, 2010 at 12:16 PM ^

You know he is right.  If you look at our record during his tenure, you think worse coach in Michigan history.  What you don't see is all the challenges this team has faced.  I think people don't realize how difficult it would be to make for example Wisconsin into a spread team.  Sure he has made mistakes, (see Defensive Coordinator hiring), but everyone makes mistakes.  The people you are hire don't always turn out the way you think they will.  It happens all the time in life.  I look at our offense and see joy for the future with RR at the helm.  We have one of the youngest teams in college right now.  We have the same record as (wait for it), FLORIDA who won the national championship just a few years ago and didn't change their head coach.  I think we should give him one more year.  If the teams record improves again, we should keep him and be glad that we kept him.  Sure Harbaugh looks like the hotter girl right now, but go back to when we hired RR and he looked pretty hot too.  Lets not forget that.  RR might not have been a Michigan insider, but he exemplifies a Michigan Man.  The guy benched his ONLY punter on the day of the biggest day of the year to send a message, No man is above the program. 


December 3rd, 2010 at 12:25 PM ^

Through all of the trials and tribulations, Rich Rodriguez has held fast.  He has led his team and he has been a fine example and role model for us all.  God bless you, RichRod.


December 3rd, 2010 at 12:25 PM ^

His speech wasn't as bad as it was made out to be, but it wasn't particularly good either. 

He needs some motivation and inspiration.

This sucks.