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Rich Rod firing rumors are not “rubbish”

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There are a lot of rumblings that Saturday will be Rich Rod’s last game as the Head Coach at Michigan, but I doubt the outcome of the game with Ohio State will have any bearing on the decision to keep or fire Rodriguez.

Rich Rod’s future at Michigan will be based on two things.  One, is he a good fit at Michigan and two, how badly do Jim Harbaugh and Michigan want each other?  

Today, rivals.com national college football writer Tom Dienhart tweeted, “The more people I talk to, the more I think Rich Rodriguez will be coaching his last game at Michigan this Saturday.”  He is right, a well connected source close to Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon told me this week that they like Rich Rod at Michigan but he may not be a “fit.”  If that is the case, why would they wait another year to make a move, especially if Harbaugh is antsy to leave Stanford.  If Rich Rod isn’t a “fit” for the program now, it is hard to imagine he will be a “fit” in one year or five years!

Harbaugh can’t stay at Stanford any longer, nobody cares about football in Palo Alto and he will be overwhelmed with offers when his season with the Cardinal is over.  Stanford is a stepping stone job and everybody knows his departure is inevitable.

Make no mistake, Harbaugh wants and covets the Michigan job, he knows he can return the program to its previous standing and retire a legend like his mentor Bo Schembechler.

I don’t know what will happen for sure after the Ohio State game, but I think we are about to see fireworks.  Dave Brandon is a decisive guy and I am sure he wants to return Michigan to top 5 status and begin building a legacy immediately.

Some are concerned that changing pphilosophies will set the program back another two or three years as they transition back to a pro style offense to compete in the Big Ten, but Harbaugh is a smart coach, he would make great use of Denard Robinson, Tate Forcier and Devin Gardner.  You can bet he won’t run them off like Rich Rod did to Ryan Mallet.


Where Does Michigan Football Go From Here?

RichrodI’ve heard from a lot of Michigan fans regarding Michigan football since their loss to Michigan State on Saturday.  The most common question is, where does Michigan finish?

I’m not a genius but I think I can see where this is heading, I think it is heading for a New Years Day bowl and a nice improvement over last years disaster.  My Michigan fanatic buddies are freaking out because Michigan lost to MSU, most think there are 2 wins max left on the schedule and I couldn’t disagree more.

Just because Denard was sub par against MSU doesn’t indicate a collapse of the Michigan offense.

Michigan can and will beat Iowa on Saturday, remember that Iowa gave up 34 points to ASU a couple of weeks ago, they have problems of their own and won’t contain Denard Robinson.

MNext is Penn State who is awful offensively.  They are going through the same growing pains the Wolverines are experiencing but on offense and Michigan should win in Happy Valley.  I’ll take Michigan’s offense over PSU’s defense any day of the week.

Illinois is dangerous but not nearly as prolific as Michigan on Offense and Purdue is just garbage.

Additionally, Wisconsin doesn’t scare me in Ann Arbor.  I think Michigan wins 3 or 4 more games and finishes with 8 or 9 wins, which should place them in the Gator Bowl on January 1.

Michigan fans, Rich Rod is your coach, he isn’t going anywhere and at this point, he shouldn’t.  He’s changed the program and we are really close to seeing his vision of competing for National Titles realized.  He didn’t get stupid overnight and Michigan is on pace for a return to national prominence.

2011 should make all Michigan fans giddy with excitement.  The dark days are over and Michigan is ready to return to the national scene, they just need a couple of defensive players to mature and get healthy.

 


Turd Indiana fan trashes Denard Robinson!

TomI just wandered across this guy’s article trashing Denard Robinson and Michigan football.  His name is Tom Baer and before you get all worked up, take it with a grain of salt.  The guy isn’t a journalist making a fair analysis, he’s a bitter Indiana fan who has also “liked” an article called “Top Ten Reason’s to Hate Michigan.

This guy writing the article has no more credibility regarding Denard Robinson than the goofy U of M fan who bangs the cow bell at every MIchigan game. He’s a slap dick one seed.