I have to do this.
I have to burn on MICHIGAN football
Everyone knows: all we want is wins.
i remember not being happy with a 10-3 season. THAT was unacceptable.
now unacceptable is
both Ohio State and Michigan State
a 5-18 conference record
1-11 vs. ranked opponents
It is not about the man (except the part about not being a “michigan man”). I am sure that Rich Rodriguez is a nice guy. I doubt he is looking to lose games. I know he is trying. This is his livelihood. This is how he supports his family. So i feel bad for saying this.
When you agree to be the head football coach at MICHIGAN, you have to understand the magnitude of the program. when you are the head coach of MICHIGAN football, you cannot claim that sort of ignorance and get away with it. you cannot continually blame losses on everything but yourself, especially when you are working with 18-22 year old boys. you cannot declare an intention to turn MICHIGAN football into a great program when it is already the all-time college football leader in wins.
you had to know that:
we expect winners.
we do not like to lose.
especially not to ohio state. (it is not just another game)
or michigan state (your little brother)
and to all you josh groban fans (if they exist) … it’s really nothing personal.
we just want wins. we just want someone who is angry that they lost to ohio state and sets his schedule around beating the buckeyes. we want someone who understands the mystique of Michigan football.
it is sad but… that just isn’t Rich Rodriguez. he will survive this. he will find another gig.
it is just time for his exit.