Category Archives: Rich Rod

How Rich Rod Should Fight Saban and Bielma “Slow-Down” Rules Proposal

Coach Rich Rodriguez of Arizona is none too pleased about the NCAA Football Rules Committee’s new recommended rule change – which still must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on March 6 — which would give defenses … Continue reading

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This Guy is A Hero?: Tremblin’ Jimmy Tressel’s Statement is Excruciatingly Embarrassing to Read

The Head Coach finds out everything. Tressel as Scared Little Old Lady.  Tressel Falling Apart Under Pressure — for nine months.  Tressel lying and covering-up. Tremblin’ Jimmy and his Phony “Safety-of-Players” and “I Was Petrified” defense.  None of it makes … Continue reading

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Bill Martin and His Backhoe — He Covered-Up and Buried NCAA Violations Just Like Jim Tressel Did

Subtitled How Bill Martin Threw a Top-Notch, Faultless Employee Named Judy Van Horn (Chief of UM Compliance) Under the Bus to Save Martin’s Department Terrelle Pryor, Posey, and the rest of them sold gold football pant trinkets for Tattoos and … Continue reading

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Calling the NCAA’s Bluff: Require Coaches to Be Compliance-Certified

There is an old axiom known by everyone: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.  But (alleged) ignorance is often a perfectly good excuse within the context of NCAA litigation. A huge majority of the ersatz “litigation” before the NCAA … Continue reading

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Izzo Cryin’ and Dyin’; Beilein Coaching CYO-Style

Whither M Basketball?  We’ve been treading water for several years now, and it’s getting tiresome.  But first, the good stuff: it feels so good to beat State.  I’ll admit it, though, it feels great just to see that game, one … Continue reading

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Bill Martin’s Train Wreck

Scott Draper, we are told, resigned the other day. Who? Scott Draper, Assistant AD for Football, under Bill Martin. Scott Draper? Still don’t recall?  He was one of the Three Amigos (along with Rich Rod, and Dir. of FB Ops … Continue reading

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Hoka-Hey! Brady Hoke: Best Name, Best Character and, We Hope, Best Pick

I had to stop and think about this hire for a while — having hoped for a rocket-shot coach like Jon Gruden, or Chip Kelly.  Hoke’s won-loss ratio gave me alot of pause. But I watched Brady Hoke’s first press … Continue reading

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Brandon Passing His Halfway Moment?

Try this one on:  “Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” (Pearl S. Buck) The “halfway moment.” Once you stop and think about this notion, it will stick with … Continue reading

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@RichRod– RR’s First Post-Firing Tweet: “Have Shredder, Will Travel”

  When he departed WVU, Rich Rod burned alot of bridges – friends, relatives, associates.  He made sure he called prize-recruit Terrelle Pryor to tell him about Rich’s acceptance of the Michigan job — even before he informed the WVU … Continue reading

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Publicity Hound Brandon Fritters Away Crucial Recruiting Days

Brandon’s self-created media circus here violates his number one “triage” duty: to not waste one hour or day of precious recruiting time between Jan. 1 and the Feb. 5 “signing day.” Every second is valuable. Brandon’s had 5 weeks since … Continue reading

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