The anti- RichRod talk is just getting ridiculous. There was recently an article on ESPN.com about how Bill Martin is sticking behind RichRod despite some of the recent losses (and what did you expect him to do, Bill Martin backed Carr after losing to App. State). After the article, I began to peruse the comments left by the Neanderthals that lurk ESPN.com Conversation sections in search of a sense of self worth and validation for their opinions. What follows are actual comments left by (I assume) actual people.
bill martin has to back dickrod, because if this thing dont work out..........and it wont then he might be out of a job to. michigan has made a few coaching changes in the last 33 years, and this coach is the first not to go to a bowl, whats wrong ? let me tell u, michigan wasnt ready for the spread this year. but it is the only offense he knows. michigan might go 3-9 this year. so next year if he recruits the right players he might go 4-8 or 5-7 and he can say " look we r making progress " so after 4 or 5 seasons this idiot might get u to a bowl. to me thats not michigan football. the whole country is laughing at your program right now, i dont know how that would feel after being on top for over 50 years. good luck with coach dick rod. oh, and 6 or 7 years from now if you guys go 12-0 and win the national championship, and div.3-a cal poly tech comes along and offers him an extra thousand dollars, he will leave you. dont u people get it ? he not only screwed a whole state. (his home state) but he threw the final game of the year so that w.v.u. wouldnt go to the bcs national game, so that he could go on his knees to ask michigan for a job. i hope the people that hired this man without morals go down with him after he screws your program up. GOOD LUCK ALL
Wow, where to begin? I think I’ll address this with the “Compliment sandwich,” where I start with something nice, find something I disagree with, then finish with something nice. Sooo…something nice…ok, “dickrod,” is very clever…for a third grader. Something that I disagree with…Michigan not ready for the spread and “might” go 3-9 this year. Hey professor, guess what? RichRod went 3-8 his first year at WVU. Then he followed that up with 9-4, 8-5, 8-4, 11-1 and 11-2. How about you help yourself to a history book, you retard.
Ok, screw the compliment sandwich. Michigan being on top for the last 50 years? Does that include last year when a senior laden team lost to App State, Wisconsin (who RichRod BEAT this year), Oregon, and Ohio State? Does that include Carr’s last 5 years of getting owned by Tressel? Are you including the bowl streak that includes about 8 consecutive years at the prestigious Citrus/Capital One/Whoever buys it out this year Bowl? As in, the first game on New Year’s day that everyone sleeps through because of their hangover? At least this year I get to sleep in. Yeah, that’s on top, all right.
And yes, I’m sure RichRod would leave Michigan to go to Cal Poly Tech. Because that would be the same thing as leaving awesome West Virginia for a program with some actual tradition. You know, West Virginia, the state that exists so that Ohio isn’t automatically classified as the worst state in the Union.
And I’m sure RichRod threw the game against Pitt, what, with his Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback injured and star running back all of a sudden putting the ball on the ground every other play. Did you watch the game?
The thing RichRod lacked in WV was an actual defense. They were always a decent defense away from being a constant #1 contender. You can get any speedy guys to run the spread, but now, with actual recruiting power, he will get the players he needs to create a top rated defense.
Next comment, please.
I hate to say, no, scratch that, I LOVE to say we told you so. I love every minute that UM is losing, I love every boo that rains down, I love the fact that he's scared before every game(and I have confirmed that before th PSU game he was pacing his 12000 sq ft house nervously). When UM first picked him up and all of the blue and gold fan base was angry, all you UM fans did was rub in it. I remember one fan telling us that RR was too good of a coach to be at WVU and to have fun slipping back in to mediocrity.
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Who installed the internet down in West Virginia? This is why we can’t have nice things.
I’ll address this with facts, instead of emotions:
West Virginia 3, East Carolina 24
West Virginia 14, Colorado 17
West Virginia Victories (Div 1-A Record): Villanova (1-1), Marshall (2-4), Rutgers (1-5), Syracuse (0-6). Combined Division 1-A record: 4-16. One word: Impressive.
Michigan Victories: Wisconsin (3-4), Miami OH (1-5). Combined 1-A record: 4-9. A few words: Better than the WVU numbers, any way you look at it.
Everyone wants to give Rich Rod a break - BS - All I see is a coach that CANNOT make second half adjustments and doesn't play to HIS players strengths (which by the way is a sign of a good coach). I have been a fan my entire life and will continue to be a fan - BUT THIS MAN NEEDS TO GO!!!! It's like he wants to lose so next year if he wins 5 we'll be stupid enough to think he's a good coach - DON'T be fooled HE ruined a program THAT WASN'T BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Again, how about some facts to spread some light to your miserable existence.
Michigan players taken in the 2008 NFL Draft:
As a Michigan Fan, do you recognize these names? You should, because they made EVERY PLAY OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE LAST YEAR. And they are no longer on the team. If RichRod had come in and run the ho-hum I formation with occasional spread on obvious passing downs (aka “The Carr”), how much better do you really think they would be? One game? Two games? All the while delaying the inevitable switch to the spread that has to take place at some point, because it was the whole point of hiring RichRod. At some point, they just have to bite the bullet and have some growing pains. The team hasn’t quit on him yet, that’s all that really matters. Stop acting like a downriver, Carhart-wearing, community college degree having “fan” that demands wins, has no patience, and can’t
It hurts me to see the Maize and Blue lose too, but the difference between me and you is that I’m not retarded and I don’t expect a 9 win season from a bunch of freshmen and a handful of players that weren’t quite ready to jump ship to the NFL. Get this through your thick skulls: The talent level at Michigan is way down compared to last year- mostly on the offensive side of the ball. Lots of potential, just not quite ready for the big time yet.
One last word- RICHRODROX!