Rich Rodriguez: No extra pressure in Year 2 at Michigan
As disappointing as last year's 3-9 record was, Rich Rodriguez isn't feeling any more pressure to win in his second season at Michigan.
"Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing it for a while and all that, and maybe it’s because of the times we’re in, but you talk about pressure you talk about a family of five and somebody loses his job and all his retirement and what he going to do next just to feed his family and keep his house," Rodriguez said. "That’s pressure. Pressure before, first whatever seven, eight years of my coaching career it was one-year contracts and you’re making up paying month by month. I get paid a whole lot of money now."
"People think I’m silly when I say I felt pressure coaching at Glenville State," Rodriguez said. "I did because I felt pressure to have success to try to move up. So I think it’s all relative.
"I feel the pressure in preparing. And that’s why I feel you got to have the right people with you, players and coaches and staff members. And I really do. I’m not just giving you coach speak, I really feel I got the right people with me."