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Rich Rodriguez (official thread of last laughs)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by heisman, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Pat Lazear might have been the most notable.
  2. WolverineTX

    WolverineTX Newbie

    Actually I wish it were the latter... but alas the cupboard is bare.
  3. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I'd add Pat Lazear.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2008
  4. Oneshot

    Oneshot Goes For Three

    Amazing. The best hire for an Ohio State fan.

    What makes it sweeter is that Michigan fans will be choking on their words in less than a year. They're happy about this hire?

    Unbelievable. The chokejob in the BBrawl was embarrassing: misuse of one of the best backs in the country and letting McCoy run silly on that soft defense is ridiculous.
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Those were givens, especially Lazear.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 31, 2008
  6. HailToMichigan

    HailToMichigan Maize and Blue Wahoo

    Well, if the knock on RichRod is that WVU didn't win the big games, one look at Cal's results ought to disqualify Tedford x2.

    Oh, and regarding Mallett.....I do think he'll be able to work in a spread offense. Not a spread option mind you (it'll look exactly the same as a regular toss sweep.) But remember that Mallett worked exclusively from the shotgun in high school. No reason why he can't play a little spread, and if we're lucky, have Pryor come in as a nice change of pace. (Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease........)
  7. WolverineTX

    WolverineTX Newbie

    Many are due to desperation having set in a couple of weeks ago.

    I still have a number of concerns and at this point I'm not sure if they'll be minimized or magnified in the short term.
  8. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    If I had to sum this up it would go this way:

    UM just hired a flashier version of Glenn Mason.
  9. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Hey, n00b. You seem familiar.

    There may not be as much need to go for borderline recruits at UM than at WVU. Seems UM would be the bigger draw naturally, if he can sell a promised return to UM's traditional strength to recruits.

    The biggest test may be whether he can survive the transitional period between starting to get his systems installed and seeing if they will work in the Big Ten.
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  10. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    My thought exactly Deety, was it will be interesting to see if he can coach in the B10.
  11. WolverineTX

    WolverineTX Newbie

    That's certainly my hope. If I see questionable dealings I'm going to have an aneurysm.
  12. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    This postulation isn't the tone of your original post. Personally, I think Martin did a horrific job with this search and it has nothing to do with it being a skunkbear search.

    If scUM had hired Kelly from UC, I believe that you would have seen many here that would have stated, on this public board, that that was the best hire. Granted, we will never know if that were to happen but having been here for a few years, there are those here that will give credit where credit is due.

    Would the hire of Kelly caused us to "shit our pants"? Short answer is no. This has more to do with our confidence in JT than this being a Buckeye board. I think the hire of Kelly would cause more concern than this hire, because I think there are those who believe that Kelly is a better coach than Rich "All I know is the spread" Rod.

    Good luck with this new coach. Seeing his reactions towards the end of the WVU-Pitt game would cause me to shit my pants if I were a scUM fan. :biggrin:
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  13. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    How is saying you want to coach in the bowl game not showing integrity towards scUM? If anything, it only goes to prove that you will stick by your team when required. Coaching the team this year is your job. You finish what you started.
    I see your point. But then again, he is an assistant coach. Not a head coach. His impact would be a lot less. I don't like the idea of coaches running before their respective bowl games. Probably a bad example on my part though.
    Horrible horrible analogy. The season is not over. There is still a job to be done here, as opposed to a divorce. You recruited your players. There is going to be a huge difference when the head coach runs. The entire mentality of the team is going to be shot. They are going to be down and RR's actions have a lot to do with it.
    Agreed. The reason why I bring this up is because of all the scUM fans getting on their high horse about how their program has more "class". Just saying.
  14. WolverineTX

    WolverineTX Newbie

    True, but still a comparative relief versus those of The Hat. :wink2:
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  15. HailToMichigan

    HailToMichigan Maize and Blue Wahoo

    Again: Would you prefer for Michigan to sit back and politely wait until bowl season is over in order to hire a coach, and all the while let recruits decommit, commit elsewhere, or otherwise cross Michigan off the list?

    (wait....of course you would, you're a Buckeye....but that's not the point.)

    Point is, it happens at every coaching vacancy, every year. Had Michigan hired Miles, or Kelly, or Hoke, or Schiano, the same thing would have happened. Ole Miss, Baylor and Georgia Tech all hired bowl-bound head coaches. Duke, Nebraska, Houston, and Southern Miss all hired bowl-bound assistants. Arkansas hired an NFL head coach in the middle of the regular season. Colorado State and Texas A&M hired NFL assistants. It happens.

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