Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Five Reasons to Fire Rich Rodriguez

Here is part 1 of the Rich Rod saga.

5.) Cultural Misunderstanding- While I and many University of Michigan's alumni was pleased for the Michigan's outside the box thinking for hiring Rodriguez, but the lack of cultural understanding from admission standards to high athletic standards like winning ten football games at least every year, is making hard for Rodriguez to stay.

4.) Lack of Accountability- Talk about the ability to pass blame to others, this guy does it better than anyone else on earth. Sadly, this does not stand with anyone with association at University of Michigan.

3.) Poor Defense- There is one thing to have a bad year defensively, but to be bad three years in a row, that is not acceptable in Michigan football or football in general. It is even more unacceptable to bring a 3-3-5 defense to the Big Ten Conference and not expect to pay the consequences of said actions. 

2.) Making rivals feeling sorry for the team- It is a sign to get rid of someone who is hurting your team's respect in the world when rivals are feeling sorry for your fall in the pecking order of teams in a conference.

1.) Embarrassment- Richard Rodriguez is an embarrassment to the University of Michigan and himself that is the number one reason why the University of Michigan should fire him.

Five Reasons to Keep Rich Rod at U of M

As a Michigan State alum and fan, I want Richard Rodriguez to coach football at the University of Michigan as long as possible at any cost, but I am going to do an objective case on why he should not be fire from U of M.

5.) Comedy- Every major college football program has to have those "how in the world they became head football coach at my school" and yes, it is Michigan's time to go through these cycles. Also it is funny to hear him speak and seeing the fighting between Wal-Mart fans and Alum of U of M on Rich Rodriguez.

4.) Keeping Denard Robinson in the quarterback position- If you see all the Big Ten games so far and carefully watch him play, you can easily argue this guy cannot really play quarterback that well. The only redeeming quality about Robinson is that he playing in a system where he can use his athletic skills for his benefit, any other system he would be looking at a position change or transferring to some other school.

3.) Money- With a four million buy-out to relieve Rodriguez of his coaching duties and the major donors are close to being tap-out of funding the remodeling of Michigan Stadium. I do not see him leaving anytime soon.

2.) Slowly, Improving Record-Wise- Going from 3 wins in the first year of Rodriguez's tenure to 7 wins is saying a lot, in terms of improvement. 

1.) Offense- It gets fans excited to see this offense fully functional and in the world of college football that is great. Especially getting more money and interest to the school has helped benefit U of M in quickly repaying for the remodeling project.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

How Many Teams

'Too many MC's not enough Mic's.' Praz's verse on the Fugees "How Many Mics"is the perfect theme to this year football season for both college and the NFL. While Praz was rapping about how hip-hop have too many rappers claiming to the "Best on the Mic" title; the same thing can be said about the best team title of the season. In college football where there are four teams undefeated (Oregon, Auburn, Boise State and TCU) as of today can reasonably claim they are the best team in the nation, at the same time there are counterclaims saying each team are not the best team in the nation. It might be because either lack of a great win, poor defense, or the whole one player making a difference each are good reasons for this debate.

Meanwhile, in the NFL there are eight teams with six wins and each team has some type of flaw against them. The only positive thing about the NFL is the all eight teams have a chance to win the championship compare to college football, which only two teams have a chance to be National Champions. I could tell that Pittsburgh (6-2 as of today) is the best team in the NFL right now, but someone else could say it is Atlanta (7-2 as of today), either way it will be settling on the field. You could both college and professional best teams are going to be decided on the field, which it is better than hip-hop's idea for number one rapper in the game.