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by BruceK » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:16 am
by jb » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:56 am
BruceK wrote:One less felon for U of Mhttp://www.freep.com/article/20100610/COL08/6100384/1354/sports/Why-didnt-U-M-back-Rich-Rods-decision-on-Dorsey?
by danwismar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:01 pm
by Loo » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:32 pm
by jb » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:29 pm
wiz1001 wrote:I was thinking the same thing , JB....about the writer not exactly having any particular point to make...(other than the rather tired one about athletes being exploited by heartless football factories)This is an embarrassment to Dick Rod for having made a scholarship offer in the first place to a kid who couldn't get by UM's admission standards...which are of course more rigorous than the NCAA's standards. OSU passes on a lot of kids, who end up at MSU or Minnesota or elsewhere, because they couldn't get into Ohio State. The difference is that the OSU staff typically does enough homework up front to avoid making offers at all until they are relatively sure the kid will pass muster with OSU admissions.And there has been a certain amount of media piling on with Rodriguez on this particular recruit because of his high profile (maybe the most talented kid in the whole recruiting class) and because it is currently fashionable to beat up on Dick Rod for all kinds of reasons. Rodriguez point is a valid one....this is not that unique a situation. It happens all the time, with many different schools and many different players...and the media is making more of this one than is merited.I do think it reflects the UM administration's current attitude toward Rodriguez....that they're not inclined to compromise their standards for him...and that they don't have his back in the battle with the media. He's as lame a duck as there is in CFB.
by fabs227 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:20 pm
by Hikohadon » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:31 pm
by gotribe31 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:41 pm
by Hikohadon » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:47 pm
Gotribe31 wrote:The problem with firing him is that he has recruited for his gimmick offense for the last three years. So if they go back to a real coach with a real offense, he has to recruit real football players for at least two or three years until they are competitive again. If I were a fan of that school, I'd punch myself in the face. And possibly the junk. But I'd also want RR around for one more year, just in case the year three magic is more than a mirage (not saying it will be). If he steps on his crank again this year (he will) then you s-can him and move on and hope in 20 years no one remembers this fiasco. But we will, and we will laugh.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:10 pm
by Loo » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:45 pm
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