With UM's first practice came this beauty of RichRod dishing out a chest bump to Brandon Minor following a drill. With my mind short circuited by a week long headache, this photo triggered a barrage of questions that I thought I'd share and obtain your thoughts.
Following the buttoned down Lloyd Carr Era, I'm sure the UM players are beyond excited to see their head coach chest bumping his players if nothing else but to demonstrate a change of style and attitude.
That said, do you think showing his players a different brand of leadership will have any impact on how they play? Meaning, will they have more desire to play for RichRod than they did for Carr?
Second, I tried to envision The Vest laying a chest bump on Beanie after a 60 yard jaunt to paydirt. Not only could I not picture it, I was glad I couldn't.
Whether it's because of the success Tressel has obtained with his Senatorial approach or maybe just that I'm partial to a conservative figurehead running the show, I'm more than satisfied with Tressel's low key style save the periodic fist pump.
What do you think? Would you prefer a more animated Vest or no? Do you think his relative lack of emotion has a positive or negative effect on the team?
Lastly, and most importantly, the pic of RichRod got me thinking of Rita which begs the question - Between Rich and Rita, who has the better chest bumps?
It's pretty hard to tell underneath all that leopard/tigress print and 70's hair, but I think I give a slight edge to Rich. (Easy UM fans - it's all in good Friday fun!)