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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Welcome to the 21st century Michigan

I am a bit relieved with Michigan's hire of Rich Rodriguez on Monday.

Les Miles is a good coach, but I don't think he was the best man to take over for Lloyd Carr. That's rough for some LSU fans to stomach. I've talked with several LSU fans in Baton Rouge who were ready to fork over Miles' bus fare to Ann Arbor.

Miles and I are Michigan Men, an archaic term that I'm glad has come to an end with Rodriguez. Bo Schembechler wasn't a Michigan Man either and that turned out pretty good for the Wolverines.

Rodriguez's hire immediately upgrades Michigan's offense into the 21st century. Let's face it. That whole three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust spiel has come and gone. You want to start winning national titles, then it's time to invigorate a stale offense.

Michigan has been synonymous with underachievement. Recruiting classes have consistently been in the top-10. Yet, it has finished in the AP's top-10 only five times since 1993. Meanwhile, rival Ohio State has been in the top-five five of the last six years. Not much of a rivalry then, is it?
Rodriguez will update the offense to one SEC fans will recognize, especially if you're a Florida fan, and one that can compete for a national title.


Blogger Joel Anderson said...

Oh yeah, how many national titles did Bo win?

10:09 PM  

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