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Posted on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 2:48 p.m.

Job security far from Rich Rodriguez's mind entering season's final stretch

By Pete Bigelow

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Rich Rodriguez says he ignores the chatter about his job security.

Entering the final two weeks of the regular season, Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday that he’s focused on Wisconsin and Ohio State.

Any chatter about his spot on a coaching hot seat is far from the forefront of his concern.

“I understand the talk is out there, and has been out there for three years, probably since the day I took the job and stood right here at my very first press conference,” Rodriguez said.

“All we do is come to work every day with the goal of building the best program in America. We’ve had obstacles, we’ve had bumps in the road, but we’re pressing forward. I’m hoping there’s enough positive momentum and positive talk that the negativity out there gets pushed aside a little bit.”

Michigan (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) plays host to No. 5 Wisconsin (9-1, 5-1) at noon Saturday (ESPN) at Michigan Stadium.



Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 9:30 p.m.

@ Bo A new DC? Wasn't Greg Robinson the new DC after Rich blew it by hiring Scott Shafer? I think "hiring a new scapegoat" would be more correct. Regarding a change in offensive style due to a head coaching change, the hiring of a new coach does not necessitate Michigan returning to a pro-style offense. I have heard at least one person float the idea of Michigan hiring the former Oregon coach, Mike Belotti, who basically built and handed off today's Oregon team to their current coach, Chip Kelly. It's been said that he is interested in returning to coaching and he is a master of the spread offense. But it's Harbaugh all the way if you ask me. Before the NCAA violations, cheating - despite playing dumb to the NCAA, (one of his better skills) Coach Rod DID cheat - and running Michigan's image through the mud, I think many Michigan fans expected it would take at least three and, begrudgingly, up to five seasons to reforge the Michigan program. Obviously, to us "bandwagon fans," the cheating and mistreatment of the Michigan program is enough to begin a new coaching search, but taking that out of the equation, to see the current state of the defense and special teams, two-thirds of the team, after nearly three seasons, is enough to question Rich Rod's effectiveness as a head coach. Considering the quality of opponents nearly all of Rich Rod's wins have come off of (bottom-feeders and other sub-par teams) and his appalling record in the Big Ten up to this point, if you're not concerned, well, you're either not paying attention or you're not a Michigan fan at all. In a world where Michigan is never put on probation by the NCAA, Rich Rod would deserve another season to turn things around. In either world, with a terrible defense that has worsened over three years, the innumerable turnovers and a kicker that couldn't make a field goal if his life depended on it, Rich would still be sitting on the hot seat. I can only speak for myself, but if Michigan were to fire Rich at the end of the season, the incoming coach would get his five seasons to turn things around, just as Rich Rod deserved before the cheating. The only qualifier: Respect and honor Michigan. This means he walks in the door equipped with at least a basic knowledge of Michigan history and tradition, something that Rich lacked. Ask yourself, if you were about to take control of a tradition-rich program like Michigan, wouldn't you go out and read a book about the program if you were completely ignorant? I think Rich was too concerned about signing the contract to think about that. Read "The Big House," describing Yost's history and the building of Michigan Stadium, or "The 100-yard War," that, among other things, will fill you in on the importance of The Game. There are plenty of other great books out there that could bring someone who has never heard the name Schembechler up to speed on what makes Michigan "Michigan." No, our coach was blissfully ignorant of Michigan Tradition from Day One, and seems that way to this day, his toying around with the #1 jersey tradition proof of his irreverance. This guy is a joke. Give me a coach with integrity that loves and understands Michigan Tradition, and I'll be happy to give him his five seasons. Go Blue


Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 5:58 p.m.

Even people who want RR gone need to realize that if we bring in a pro style coach, we DO NOT have the players for this offense. I suppose if Harbaugh comes to Ann Arbor, that when he struggles because he has spread players running the offense, you will call for his head also. We have an explosive offense right now, and are just a few recruits and a new DC away from being a 10+ win team next season. Go Blue and shut these bandwagon fans up.


Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 12:51 p.m.

@thosewhostay I completely understand what you're saying about obvious progressions in our record, but honestly none of those wins have been of note. If we can't beat ranked teams in his third year, what makes you think we will in his 4th? I see RR coming back for his 4th season which makes me angry, but Michigan made the bed, so....

Brendan Keeley

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 : 12:05 p.m.

First, Michigan doesn't have seven wins. Anyone who calls the Purdue game a win I don't feel understands. Sure, Purdue lost but Michigan didn't win anything. The quarter back and back on Purdue couldn't stop running into one another, and they simply looked terrible. There isn't a QUALITY win on Michigan's resume, sure they beat a pathetic Notre Dame, and the crappiest of the crappy big ten challengers, so what. This is Michigan. Can you imagine RR out coaching that other coach for those guys that wear red? I can't, I have seen nothing to make me believe that could happen. That sums it up, and frankly I think they will just line up and shove the ball down our throats big ten style, and that is not acceptable.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 5:42 p.m.

@ ThoseWhoStayUM Ignorance? Ignorance is the lack of, are you claiming to KNOW Rich Rod's record for the upcoming seasons? Really? Or is it that you're claiming that because Michigan has won two more games than each previous season with Rich Fraud, that trend MUST continue because there is a pattern? With that thinking, Michigan will go a perfect 25-0 in his 12th season. That will be quite a feat, it even sounds like something Theo might predict. FYI, Rich Fraud peaked at WVU in season five in the underwhelming Big (little) East with a 11-1 record, and he never had an undefeated season. He went 5-2 in Big Least play his last two seasons before he ditched his alma mater to cheat and defile ours. Oh, Rich Fraud won four Big (little) East championships, you say? This includes three shared championships, including the 2004 season in which half (LITERALLY HALF) of the Big East was crowned "Champion." You can tell me the Big Ten has shared championships too (until next year), but would you ever equate winning in the Big Least, a conference that currently lacks even a single team in the Top 25, to winning in the Big Ten? Don't embarrass yourself. Look, if Dave Brandon decides to keep Rich around (on a short leash) I will accept it and hope Michigan will win under his tutelage and that he is prevented from embarrassing our university any further. But if you want to use induction, look at Rich Rod's record on and off the field. You'll see that his coaching accomplishments have been underwhelming and overhyped, and lawsuits and shadiness surround the man. Vote NO on Rich Vote YES on Blue!


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 4:46 p.m.

Those who stay, Like your logic. 2008 Big ten record 2-6 2009 Big ten record 1-7 Using your logic I agree RR should have been fired last year.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 4:29 p.m.

PU, That would be because most good coaches would have enough sense not to change a system that was built on 40 years of success. What I cannot believe is who would hire a coach that said he would change the system after 40 succesful seasons?

Sean T.

Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 2:16 p.m.

PU MSU, John L. Smith took a pro-style MSU team and won 8 or 9 games in his first season. I think there are a couple of more in the Pac Ten and the "nobody" conferences like the MAC/WAC but my memory fails me.

Sean T.

Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 1:56 p.m.

Truebluefan, I wanted to agree with you about the Seniors on MSU's team but it is only ten starters between offense and defense. I guess their fullback has been starting for the last 3weeks because of injury or it would be nine. Contrary to many posts, I believe the spread "can" work in the Big Ten. Purdue, NW, Indy and ILL have all went to bowls within the last 5 seasons but they are consistantly mediocre and seem very fragile as programs. Is this what we want to be in the conference, another mediocre program with flashes of greatness but never sustaining long-term success? In our conference you may get to a bowl with a spread offense but will you become an annual contender year in and year out? The history thus far! True we have produced more wins each season under RR but that has been due to two players at the helm and that's TF and DR. frontloading the non-conference schedules with patsies and the heroics of a couple of talented QB's doesn't equate to "progress". If Devin Gardner doesn't pan out we will be back to 3-9 immediately.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 12:42 p.m.

One thing to consider the defense has gotten worse each year. What makes everyone think it will improve next year? I for one thought they would be better this year because how could they be any worse? Boy was I wrong.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 12:05 p.m.

1) 3-9 2) 5-7 3) 7-5 (for sake of argument) what comes next in the sequence. This is simple induction people. Are you really that ignorant? 4) 9-3 5) 11-1 6) 13-0 National Championship Thus far, the University of Michigan has not deviated from this trend. Why would you even consider firing Rich Rod when simple induction shows that we are headed in the right direction and the ultimate prize is only a few years away? Obviously, the logical conclusion is to retain Rich Rod until this trend is no longer applicable. Rich Rod will get a fourth year. If the trend is broken and he underperforms then give him the boot. As of right now, he is where he should be.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 8:55 a.m.

Show me 1 coach in a major conference who has gone from a pro-style to a spread and had success immediatly. You will not find one. You can't compare the situation here with any other team or coaching change in the country. All these comparisons with other teams and other coaches is all garbage. No example is comparable to ours. This is what I do know. -RR has had success at every program he has coached at. -The coaching change was very messy. Lawsuits and WV fans being crazy. This was bad for recruiting. -There were some stars on the team when RR came, but there was a lack of depth. A few of the stars transferred including a top 5 player. -Unhappy transfers talked to the press about team issues which lead to NCAA investigations. This hurt recruiting. -Since the terrible first year, the team has improved in the wins column each year. -Injuries, transfers, leaving a year early for the nfl, and improper behavior by players no longer with the team have really hurt the defensive backfield. I know it sounds like I am making excuses, but these are facts that I have a hard time putting on the coaching staff. I think that it would be a mistake to cut bait now will all the young talent on the team. If I do not see 9+ wins next year with all of the returners, I will be the first to show RR the door.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 12:22 a.m.

By the way, some posters on here are clearly too pessimistic about U-M's chances in the final two games. I agree beating OSU in Columbus is a long shot, but there's a pretty decent chance U-M beats Wisconsin. I wouldn't bet on it straight up, but it's not crazy to think they will.


Tue, Nov 16, 2010 : 12:18 a.m.

truebluefan: Not sure how MSU figures into this, but since you quoted an incorrect statistic, I'll correct you. If you look at MSU's depth chart for Minnesota, there are 11 seniors listed as clear starters. In some cases there are co-starters. But, for example, MSU is losing John Misch at LB, but co-starter Chris Norman -- the better player -- will be back. As another example, MSU loses Mark Dell, but that just puts Keshawn Martin at the other starting WR. Your post smacks of wishful thinking. MSU will be good again next year. The record is likely to be notably worse because of the tough schedule.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 11:54 p.m.

that's a new one. RR has made almost every excuse in the book as well as some new ones. Even he hasn't had the temerity to blame his record on the Appalachian State game. Now that is lateral thinking!


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 11:45 p.m.

"How did we ever become 3-9 in the first place". i'll tell you how! by losing to app. st.! LC definatly had his moments. but everyone knew it was time for him to go after app. st. what do you think carr would have gone with the qb's michigan in 2008.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 11:12 p.m.

To the apologists and's not "the wolves", it's the Wolverines. It's not offense, it's offense and defense. It's not a bowl game that should be the goal, it should be the Big 10 championship. It's not 7-5 that is the end game, that was the worst record ever under Lloyd Carr. It's not "we'll be better next year", it's "look at the last 3 years and what happened". It's not "look, we've improved over the 3-9 season", it's "how did we ever become 3-9 in the first place, and why can't we beat any quality opponents after 3 years?"


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 10:49 p.m.

sevans68. Very well said. I too am a 40+ year fan and absolutely could not agree with you more. Good post.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 10:41 p.m.

What you so called experts forget is you are the same people that said 2 years ago that this offense will not work in the big ten. Well 2 years later they have the #1 offense in the big ten. 2 years ago you said his players are to small and you need size in the big ten. Their offense is one of the bigger teams and by far one of the fastest. Look at their lineman, no fat stomachs hanging out and they can run all day. You have to remember they have started 3 different qb's in 3 years. Next year DR will have the big ten spinning. When the defense becomes average next year that will add another 2 wins to the season. Now for all you experts that say defense wins championships. In the past 10 years how many defensive minded superbowl winners have there been. The majority of the winners have been offensive minded. New England, Indy, New orleans, New york, and the Steelers rely both on their offense and defense 50/50 so you could argue that one.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 9:53 p.m.

I'm not a big fan of Rich Rod as a coach and I question if "his"spread option offense can work in the big ten at a high level. By that I mean can they beat the top teams with it. And just because I have my doubts about the coach doesn't mean I'm not a "true blue" fan. I watch every game and root for the team even if I get frustrated with what I see on the field, the same way I did when Lloyd Carr would play conservative with a 7 point lea. I'm been watching Michigan football for almost 40 years and the last 2+ years have been frustrating. The problems I have with Rich Rod (besides his record) are: NCAA Violations for the football program (a first), the 3 worst defenses in the history of UofM football and he doesn't seem to take responsibility when the players are prepared (I hate the "cupboard was bare" excuse). We were 3-9 his first year and my opinion is that it was because he lost/ran off a lot of players because he only runs a certain style of offense. Not adapting to your talent is poor coaching at any level. I would prefer a different coach at UofM because I don't like Rich Rod's style of Offense first and everything else (D & special teams) come last. I really hope we beat Wisconsin & Ohio State and will be rooting for the wolverines but I don't have the confidence I did in the past because of how far we have dropped.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 8:30 p.m.

Rich Fraud is a dirtbag who is destroying the greatest program in the history of college football. He needs to be eliminated so that integrity can be restored and pride may return. Fire this fraud now! Hire Harbuagh!


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 7:59 p.m.

I am reminded of the days when John Cooper was at Ohio State. All the Blue fans I knew loved him and said that they were sending money to Columbus to help keep him employed at OSU. The True Blue loved him because they knew deep down they would always be able to beat up on the Buckeyes as long as he was at the helm. Well, what goes around comes around. Now the great U of M has a coach that is the laughing stock of the Big Ten, with really not much hope in sight. (That is if you look at the situation realistically.)


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 7:08 p.m.

Here we go again, advice from a rival. LOL! As far as I'm concerned John Cooper and Earl Bruce were two of the finest coaches ever! Rich Rod's job is secure because the team shows great promise, and no way do they change the coach now. Of course next year is the time to contend for a championship or else. The wolverines will be out for revenge and that's just what the red and green teams are afraid of. Blue will finally have the team leadership they've lacked with much better depth and should be the most experienced and fastest team in the league hands down. OSU fans would love for RR to be fired and humiliated. As that would be the worst thing M could do at this jucture in the program- which is exactly why many question the loyalty of those who beat the anti-coach Rodriquez drum every chance they get.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 7:05 p.m.

I think UM will play better vs. OSU and Wis if they would LINE DENARD UP ELSEWHERE. Tate = leader Denard = something fun to watch


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 6:45 p.m.

There are still 2 games remaining this season. I am certainly not a huge RR supporter, but can they at least play these next two games before keeping/firing the guy? These next two games will show if progress has been made. I for one think Michigan can play with both Wisc. and OSU. The offense has made huge gains this this season and I think they will score their fair share of points in both games. Hopefully Michigan can find a running game and get back to some of the short roll out type of passes that seemed to be very effective early in the season...that is when Robinson looked to be comfortable (he throws the worst deep ball I have ever seen). The question is on the defensive side of the ball. Have they made progress or was it simply a case of a horrible Purdue offense? In truth, I think it was a combination. Anyway, many other factors will come into play on RR's future...the first one being these last 2 games, the AD's opinion, and that may be followed by some of the high end booster/donors. Finally, GO BLUE AND BEAT OSU!!! It has been far too long.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 6:30 p.m.

I see all of this indignancy from the RR supporters and think it is terribly misguided. We've seen this before, just down the road. MSU dumped both Bobby Williams and John L. Smith. In both cases there were plenty of advocates and apologists. "Wait till next year." "This program is close to turning the corner." "He got handed the wrong players." There are differences from this situation of course, but there are a lot of similarities too. Bobby and John L. followed two successful coaches (Perles and Saban) and turned a winning program into a losing one. MSU spent 7 years in a funk under their leadership and is taking another 3 under MD to finally get back to where they were. That's 10 years, guys and gals. Which is forever to a fan. Lord knows three years is. We are three years into a funk. Denial won't make it shorted but might make it longer. Ask your green and white friends.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 6:16 p.m.

It's funny but RR's employment "forecast" is about as fickle as the weather. RR (and other believer in the "spread") don't seem to accept that the spread ONLY works in good weather. Warm, dry and sunny, then maybe your offense can keep scoring against Wisconsin enough to win despite your porous defense. But if true mid-November weather occurs, as it did in West Lafayette, then "the spread is dead." Neither you (nor nobody else) can make it work in the cold and the rain and the mud. Is it any surprise that the SEC loves the spread? Even in a post-season bowl, they know their teams will be "weather-proofed" in a southern venue. By the way, does anyone in the BLUE nation realize the Big 10 has extended its season until after Thanksgiving? You're never going to make this offense scheme work long-term. Fire RR and revive the "greatest rivalry in sports." Quit defending RR with this "empty cupboard" excuse. The caliber of athletes the UM attracted (and RR inherited) were capable of at least 60% victories his 1st year. You guys are paying for a very expensive lessonin common sense.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 6:04 p.m.

Seriously I know a win is a win but is there a quality opponent Michigan has beat? I thought Illinois was one but they just got beat by Minnesota..............


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 5:46 p.m.

UM's finish in the Big 10 under RR: 2008: #10 2009: #10 2010: #8 likely Since when did UM fans become so accepting of being bad? Since when did we measure our program by our record against teams like Bowling Green? Why are UM fans so scared to get rid of a coach when the program is failing? UM football is about winning. period. If we were accepting #8 as improvement, we'd be IU fans.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 5:10 p.m.

Sorry, meant to say 14 of 22 starters for MSU are either 4th or 5th year seniors.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 5:09 p.m.

The only "bad" loss this year was PSU. MSU and Iowa were not bad losses. The 22 starters for MSU are either 4th or 5th years seniors. They will likely end up 11-1 and head to a BCS bowl. Iowa is arguably better than MSU since they beat MSU soundly. Get over it. Two losses to two legitimately good teams and one clunker. Not bad for a team that starts so many freshmen in the secondary and returns all but a few starters for next season.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:35 p.m.

"You are what your record is." - Bill Parcells


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:26 p.m.

XTR, I don't think anyone is saying they are happy about 7-5. From what I see, people see that it is improvement from the previous year. Speaking for myself, my standards for this team with raise as they develop. I refuse to put unreasonable expectations on this team/coach because "this is Michigan and we win." They are a very young team and have performed to my expectations FOR THIS YEAR. I don't think that Michigan has been beaten "badly" all year. So I fail to see what your are saying regarding the bad losses. They have simply been beat by more talented teams. The one loss that I saw as being bad is PSU. Other than that it was clear to me that we were overmatched.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:18 p.m.

3 Big Ten wins if they lose out............................ Nice improvement LOL...... Seriously that kool aid can't be good for ya.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:17 p.m.

3 Big Ten wins if they lose out............................


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:10 p.m.

81 Wolverine - I agree that 7-3 is not a failure, it is in fact, a great achievement from 3-9! LOL! If a 7-3 to your standard is like winning the Big Ten Championship, then good for you. LOL!


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:07 p.m.

Don't need to cheer for OSU and Wisco, as long as RR is the head coach, were 99 percent sure (1 percent is pure luck) that UM will be beaten badly by OSU and Wisconsin this year in the same manner UM got beaten by MSU, Iowa and PSU. Everytime RR goes against weak teams, he barely beats them and if he goes against good decent teams, he gets beaten badly, nothing new against Wisco and OSU. Enjoy the beatings! LOL!


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4:03 p.m.

umgoblue - If I am paid 2 million dollars a year to do anything, I'll make sure to do what was expected of me to do. If I can't do it because of incompetence, then I'll accept the responsibility of my failures and leave. But since I am not the head coach and I'm not the one receiving 2 million per season, direct your challenge to the failure Rich Rod. He's the driver of the bus and he gets paid 2 million dollars per season for insignificant seasons. He got paid for destroying the program.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 4 p.m.

you have to love "casual" fans... you all know who you are. if all you "casual" fans are as smart as you think you are you would know that RR will be back even if they lose to wisky and tuo$. maybe, if you "casual" fans did some research on credible sites that have credible info you would put your pitchforks back into the shed and be patient. there is absolutely no way DB fires RR this year so you might as well shut up and support the team. some of you so called fans are so arrogant and knowledge deficient about this current program and the state of affairs that surrounded it when RR took over. DB is not like you and when he was talking about divisive factions, he was talking to YOU so called fans. either "ALL IN' or get off the wagon and go cheer for another team who excepts this kind of fan-hood. RR knows he is safe that is why he won't entertain ignorant question like this.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:57 p.m.

To XTR and all the other RR haters out there: Sorry, but 7-3 does not indicate a "failure of a coach" to me or David Brandon or any rational person. Does that mean Rodriguez and his staff shouldn't be evaluated after the season is over given the entire last 3 years? Of course not. Fortunately for Michigan, David Brandon will do a thorough, rational, and objective determination of who will coach the program next year. Until then, why not give the hate a rest and support The Team (remember them?) instead of venting about the coach all the time.

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:52 p.m.

Wow, I love these pro UM posts. I'll add mine. Michigan will give both Wisc & osu all they can handle. The key is the turnovers. If the offense can hang on to the ball, they'll win them both. A lot of that of course, is DRob. He has to play within himself, and not force the ball downfield. He is elusive enough, that he can beat these teams, and/or dish the ball off to play makers. In a curious way, I think both Bielama & Tressel will try to play ball control, which will play into our young defenses hands. Oh sure they'll score some, but not enough to beat us. I'll love to read the posts from the 'the haters' when the WOLVES finish 9-3.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:49 p.m.

Steph, Get ready for your comma. I have a very strong feeling he will be back. Mike R. would agree with me. Your right about the improvement from 3-9, but I still think he will be back. This is my gut feeling. Until I talk to more donors and gage their reaction, I feel he will be back.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:43 p.m.

PU, if RR comes back I want to be put in a coma until he is gone. When you start coaching a great football school, win only 3 games your first year, I hope there is improvement. God help us if he stays. He would make a good assistant, but he is not a leader. I am still willing to chip in for his going away party.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:38 p.m.

XTR... if michigan beats wisc and or osu (big if) would you take responsibility that you are a failure as a michigan fan (if you are a michigan fan). we beat wisc 2/yrs ago in the biggest comeback in michigan history... the decks stacked against us, but so was 2/yrs ago... GO BLUE...

Mark Edwards

Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:30 p.m.

RR is the coach & will be next year. He is taking this program forward--like Moeller did when he took over for Bo & LC won national title with Moeller recruits. Support the kids. If not,you are worthless & should go root for ohio state. Brandon already fired one football coach this year (Lloyd Carr). He is not going to do it again


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:27 p.m.

This is like hater bait, must think the haters have had enough time to recover from the Michigan win on Saturday. Long Live Coach Rich. Go Blue.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:18 p.m.

Haters: Don't waste your time RR WILL be back next year. GO BLUE!!


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:16 p.m.

Even with the next 2 games probably being losses, I think that RR will be back for a 4th year. There has been improvement every year thus far. I think that 9 wins is a fair expectation for next year and the deciding year on RR's future. I feel good about the offensive side of the ball, but there must be changes with the defense.


Mon, Nov 15, 2010 : 3:12 p.m.

Now this is the correct forum to post this message: Hey Coach Rod! You were given the honor of representing the University and were paid 2 million dollars a year for managing the program! It is now the end of your 3rd season and we have not seen any performance so far that Blue Nation deserves from you. UM paid for your contract, UM defended you from the NCAA now you have to take responsibility for your team's performance!!! Beat Wisconsin and Ohio State OR be MAN ENOUGH to take responsibility that you are a FAILURE of a coach!