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“I didn™t cross the border from West Virginia and start taking stupid pills,” declared Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez at a LIvonia, MI banquet last night, insisting that he considered his 5-7 Wolverines to be “champions”. If you suspect something’s a bit screwy about the highly paid educator’s sense of perspective, you’ve not heard anything yet. From the Detroit Free-Press’ Mark Snyder :
œIt™s really kind of ironic that the New Orleans Saints overcame the hurricane a few years back, Rodriguez said, referring to Hurricane Katrina, which damaged large sections of the Gulf Coast in 2005. œI used to live and coach in New Orleans for a couple years, and I know how devastated that city is and how they overcome and rebuild the stadium and rebuild the program.
œAnd we™ve had a few hurricanes of our own. We had a big hurricane in August, and it kind of hit us like a ton of bricks. But you had 120 young men and a bunch of people on the staff that said this is not going to tear our program apart. “
By “a big hurricane in August”, Rodriguez is no doubt referring to allegations his program had violated NCAA guidelines regarding off-seasons workouts..
3 thoughts on “Rich Rodriguez’ Analogies Will Rock You Like A Hurricane”
Why is “ironic” so hard for everyone?
You’d like to think that DickRod could have come up with a better analogy. Something about how the Skunk-Bear football program is similar to the State of Michigan and it’s car industry? All three have seen a lot better days?
I don’t know but Bo is rolling in his grave with this schmuck running his program. That said, I’m all for giving DickRod an extension. He’s doing his part to make sure that “the leaders and the best” will remain a hoops school.
Yeah, I didn’t like this move when they did it and I hate it more every day. This guy reeks of scumbag and is at least a jerk who really shouldn’t be involved in any form of education, even football. Even when we were struggling to compete at the highest level with Lloyd Carr, the coaching gave us something to be proud of in its dignity and class. I’d rather be a second tier major with Carr than even a constant national champion contender with this ball bag. And now he can’t even win either.