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After a recent comment made by Michigan Wolverines football coach Rich Rodriguez, I’m wondering how quickly news spreads among fans and how much turmoil could be done via the Internet and the various social media outlets.
My boss let me know of a statement that was made recently by University of Michigan Head Football Coach, Rich Rodriguez. His comment was made in reference to the passion of Michigan football fans. Those same fans that have sold-out the 100,000 seats of their stadium every season since 1975. Those same fans that have supported the team through the good and bad and the ups and downs of their 105 year rivalry with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Rich Rodriguez has handed the Wolverines their first losing season since 1967 with an even worse record this year than then. Rodriguez made the following comment going into this weekend’s game with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
"It’s amazing some of the things that people would say [on a message board] or yell at you of a personal nature," Rodriguez said Monday. "You almost want to tell them, ‘Get a life.’
I will agree that there are much more important things than football. However, I’m not sure I would have made the comment regardless of my feelings towards the fans. These are the fans that pay your salary to
LZ Granderson is a writer for ESPN and wrote a great column that mirrors my thoughts and expectations. I can’t say it any better than he did in his column, but this quote literally made me LOL.
It is because of this that Rich Rodriguez is lying down on an operating table somewhere, preparing to have his foot surgically removed from his mouth.
The question for me now becomes how quickly does the word spread and do some of the alumni start pulling strings to make this season, the last one with Rich Rodriguez in control?