Monday press conference leftovers: Rich Rodriguez cracking jokes at his own expense, tickets remain for Indiana
Rich Rodriguez delivered the one-liner of Monday’s press conference when he was talking about receiver Jon Conover, a walk-on who was given a scholarship this year and Michigan's Special Teams Player of the Game against Eastern Michigan.
Rodriguez said Conover, who'll graduate in December, hopes to attend Michigan Law School.
“If anybody has any influence on helping him get in there, I think he’d be terrific,” Rodriguez said. “I know enough about lawyers now that I think he’d be a great one. I’ll probably be employing him some day.”
â€¢ Former Michigan quarterback Ryan Mallett set school records in passing yards (408) and touchdowns (five) in Arkansas' loss to Georgia last week. Cornerback Donovan Warren, a member of Michigan's 2007 recruiting class with Warren, said he was impressed by his former teammate's performance.
"He actually hit me up after the Notre Dame game, told me good job and congrats and I told him the same thing," Warren said. "I'll be watching him."
â€¢ A limited number of tickets remain for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Indiana. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at MGoBlue.com or by phone at 866-296-6849.
â€¢ Michigan will hold a homecoming pep rally 4 p.m. Friday at Crisler Arena. Bus transportation will be provided for students to and from dorms, and several door prizes will be awarded.
â€¢ Michigan coaches will wear armbands in support of finding a cure for muscular dystrophy on Saturday as part of the American Football Coaches Association's public-service initiative. Rodriguez and Ohio State coach Jim Tressel filmed a public service announcement at the Big Ten meetings this summer about the disease that's scheduled to debut this week.