Michigan Missing Rich Rod?

By DJ Byrnes on November 26, 2013 at 7:45a

One would be hard pressed to find a more beloved Michigan coach in Ohio than Rich Rodriguez. The ol' gunslinger has taken his talents to Tucson, and after demolishing Oregon on Saturday night, has the Wildcats on the up-and-up. Michigan, on the other hand, just lost to Iowa and are the biggest underdogs they've ever been going into The Game in Ann Arbor.

The stats present a pretty compelling case, and hell — the Pac 12 might have been the tougher conference the last two years.

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FROMTHE18's picture

was really surprising to see how empty Arizona's stadium was. Sure they may be a Basketball school and sure many probably expected Oregon to bury them, but as they proved, anything can happen and a good amount of fans with tickets missed out on one of the bigger upsets this year.

Alhan's picture

Honestly, I almost went, but it was at the same time as the Buckeye's game and the weather was supposed to be horrible (and I'm not going to go sit in cold reason to watch a football game not involving the Buckeyes).

Whether weather was a factor or not, UoA has been struggling to put butts in seats and keep them there for the whole game, even (especially?) in the students section. It has definitely been a culture shock moving to Tucson from Columbus as far as college football support goes.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

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1MechEng's picture

Which coach would I rather have up there? The "_ichigan Man" who can't coach or develop players, or the "non-_ichigan Man" who couldn't coach and was a complete ass?
Can I answer: It doesn't matter?! Either way, it seems like a win-win to me!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

_aybe TTUN just sucks, regardless of coach

Yeti's have feelings too.

Hovenaut's picture

Not sure where 'Zona stands at the _o_ent, but how fantastic would it be if these two progra_s _et up in a bowl ga_e at the end of the season?

TheShookster's picture

I can see it now, _ichigan vs. Arizona in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, with a special halfti_e perfor_ance fro_ Josh Groban

He ain't even stretch doe!!

GoBucks10's picture

And an all you can eat post ga_e buffet of Hoke donuts.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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razrback16's picture

Man that would be awesome.

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Alhan's picture

UoA has seven wins right now and is looking for their eighth against AzSt this weekend. After the Oregon game that was is a toss up to me (rivalry too). If they lose to AzSt and _ichigan loses to us, they would have the same record.

I would say it is extremely likely and at this point I need to see this game!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

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Jonnferrell's picture

It's not the coach--it's not the tradition--it's the letter "__"  They suck!

"I miss Brady Hoke."

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GoBucksToledo's picture

Dave Brandon's _aster plan.  Genious!

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rdubs's picture

We get pissed because we think they have a vendetta against us, but that is so_e first class trolling of those dudes up north.

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Grayskullsession's picture

True _ichigan _an:

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

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hodge's picture

Troll on, RichRod.  Troll on.

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Buckeye419er's picture


Troll on, you crazy dia_ond.

I fixed that for you

There can be only one

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hodge's picture

Thank you sir.  I deleted it because I decided to take Earle's suggestion to not use any word containing the thirteenth letter of the alphabet for the duration of the week.
It's been a real pain in the ass -- a veritable personification of the the Wolverines' very existence.

Earle's picture

No sacrifice is too great to express hatred of that university and its football squad.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Beats down Oregon, but loses to UCLA, and Wazzu. College football is weird.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

His team is already showing flashes of great, but they're inconsistent for now. I'm betting within two to three years they will be where WVU was in the last few years of RichRod's tenure - always in the top 20, often in the top 10, sometimes in the top 5. Always very entertaining to watch.

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Pavs38's picture

I for one a_ still a little sad that Rich Rod went away, but _eyer see_s to have the sa_e fire in his belly for this rivalry as Tress did... so I don't see anything changing anyti_e soon.. GO BUCKS!

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Doc's picture

I for one a_ glad to see Rich Rod having success in AZ.  He got a raw deal up north and deserves better.  I loved hi_ at AACC for different reasons, but glad to see his tea_ showing i_prove_ent.  AZ vs. AACC in a bowl would be priceless.

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81Alum's picture

I agree. The way Rich Rod was treated by TSUN is a disgrace, he never had a chance.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Those who stay...got stuck playing for the Hokester...

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Scarlet_Buckeye's picture

This thread is just awesome.

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4thandinches's picture

Maybe Rich Rod thrives on that underdog mentality. Maybe it's that 'we're not supposed to win' mentality that makes him able to coach.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

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doodah_man's picture

I miss LLLLLLoyd too....

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

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Iron_Buckeye's picture

UoA has no real football tradition with high profile alu_ni, neither have they been really relevant on a national level. RR never had a chance at U_, he's had a chance to start over at UoA with a clean slate and more down to earth expectations.

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

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