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11/22/2011 - 5:37am Go Wildcats!

Congrats!!  Agreed, I now have a second team to follow.  I am visiting family in Arizona for Christmas and will be stocking up on Wildcats gear.

Very happy for Rich! 


11/15/2011 - 6:28am Classless act

To me the heart of the matter isn’t if RR wanted the ring or not.  It is an issue of principle and a matter of right and wrong.  Not giving RR or anyone he hired rings is wrong and doesn’t seem like a very “Michigan” thing to do.  As someone else pointed out, West Virginia sent RR a Fiesta Bowl ring even though he departed before the bowl game.  They managed to run a very successful smear campaign against him but that still didn't stop them from sending him a ring for the team that HE constructed and lead to that bowl game.

If you like RR or hate RR is irrelevant.  No one can debate that he and his staff poured their heart and soul into the program amid very difficult circumstances, many of which were no fault of his own but were created by his detractors.  And as John U. Bacon said himself there is no question RR wanted Michigan to win every game and that is more than he can say for many other “Michigan Men” during that same time period.

I think DB is a hypocrite.  RR deserved much better than he got here.

11/01/2011 - 3:24pm Right from Wrong

It’s hard for me to enthusiastically root for an organization that conducts itself the way the football program did the last 3.5 years.  I know right from wrong and the way RR was treated throughout was wrong all the way to the end.  They couldn’t even fire the guy in a decent way.

For DB to not give RR or anyone he hired Gator Bowl rings is petty and classless in my opinion.  Even if he didn’t like RR or think he was a good coach no one can argue he tried his hardest under very difficult circumstances and to slap him in the face like that on the way out the door makes me sick. 

Another thing that John U Bacon said at his book signing really stuck with me.  He said RR made mistakes and Martin made more but there was no disputing they wanted Michigan to win every game and that is more than he can say for many other “Michigan Men.”  He also said in the 100 plus years of Michigan Football he has studied there was no other time where people within the program were working against it. 

These people (Michigan Men) are still alive and well within the program and some of them are now the biggest cheer leaders.

I personally can’t just forget all this and let it go like it never happened.  It was wrong.

10/31/2011 - 4:04pm Another bright idea.....

10/23/2011 - 9:01am Bizzaro World...

Everything is opposite what it should be.  I'm sure I will wake up soon to find this is all a bad dream.

10/17/2011 - 5:00am Horrible

Didn't like them at all.

09/22/2011 - 5:48am They don't get it

Don't these teams know you can't do well in the Big Ten unless it is out of the Power "I"?

04/18/2011 - 6:06pm Well said...

I couldn't agree more.

01/19/2011 - 3:19pm Can't speed development

Been in the industry for over 20 years.  You can not speed physical development.  It takes years to get the full effect.  Freshmen and sophomores have not been in the system long enough to see the true effects.  You start to see some of the fruits of their labor with the juniors who've been in it 3 years.

It's a progression so much of the first year you are teaching technique as much as anything. 

When Barwis got here he had to start from scratch.  Many of the athletes had never performed olympic lifts so even though some were upper classmen they were freshmen with this way of training.

Barwis' methods would have paid dividends in time but we'll never see that now.  I'm sure he'll get more than 3 years at his next stop and they'll reap the rewards when they have a team with 5th year guys, seniors and juniors who've been under his system the entire time.

01/17/2011 - 4:45pm Well said TennBlue ...

My thoughts exactly.

01/14/2011 - 6:55pm Right there with you.

In Rod We Trusted clan with heavy connection to the Rebellion.

01/14/2011 - 5:47am Ditto

Feel exactly the same. 

01/13/2011 - 7:10am Ditto

I feel the same way.

01/12/2011 - 4:32pm Emotion

Speaking of the 180....RR got raked over the coals for showing emotion yet it apparently is OK for Hoke to do the same......just saying.

01/08/2011 - 4:13pm I witnessed that too.

I'm not crying, there's something in my eye.

01/08/2011 - 12:50pm Excellent point.

Also, on the plus side the average salary for ghosts has got to be pretty low.

01/08/2011 - 12:35pm I like that idea.

I am also still on board with going after the ghost of Bo.
Two possible drawbacks:

1. Ghost would be considered a spirit rather than a man so "Michigan Man" title may not fit therefore acceptance by Michigan family questionable.

2. Recruiting could be an issue for those who don't believe in ghosts.

01/07/2011 - 3:49pm Seance

Assuming we were able to land the Ghost of Bo we'd have to use a seance for the introduction.

01/07/2011 - 7:45am Good call on #5

I'm really surprised we are not making a harder run to get the ghost of Bo.

Then again, since he is a ghost he's not actually a man therefore wouldn't qualify to be called a true "Michigan Man" and thus wouldn't likely be accepted.

01/06/2011 - 6:22pm Thank you coach and best wishes!

You deserved better than you received here.  Where ever you end up will be my second favorite team.

I hope you know that there are a lot of Michigan fans that believe in you and wanted you to have more time.

01/04/2011 - 6:09am The very good players that fit his system...

I believe coach should get credit for the "very good players that fit his system."  Afterall he and his staff recruit and develop those players.   


01/04/2011 - 5:58am Thank you

for posting this.  I think you summed it up beautifully.

I believe RR deserved much better than he received here.

I'll support whom ever is next to take over the headset but I will always be an RR fan where ever he ends up and I wish him all the success in the world.  He's a good man and a good football coach.

12/14/2010 - 6:20am Legion

of Doom and Justice League.

12/07/2010 - 3:50pm Count me too

I support RR 100%.  He deserves another year.

12/03/2010 - 8:01pm Context

Once again the great media takes clips out of context and spins another story that paints RR in a negative light.

Listening to the whole 13 minutes I don't understand what is the big deal.  He's a passionate man and cares deeply about his team and his job so I don't blame him for getting choked up.  And he clearly says the song is a "thank you" to all those coaches, players and fans who've been supportive from day one.  

Funny thing is if he would have won 10 games this year and delievered the same exact speech last night people would be talking about how charming and passionate he is.

I support Rich Rodriguez 100% and really hope he's back next year.