Rich Rodriguez is still a delusional putz.


Yes, I used the word “putz” in the title. Bite me.

Anyway, stumbled upon this AP interview with Rich Rodriguez, Unemployed coach. Who the hell does he think he’s fooling at this point!? Without further ado, grab your shovels, kids, we got a lot of sh*t to clean up here…

NEW YORK (AP) — Rich Rodriguez says the most frustrating part of being fired after three seasons as Michigan coach was that he thought the worst days were behind the program and the Wolverines were going to be “exponentially” better next season.
Oh yeah, and what makes you think that, because you and your team go to a bowl and get blown out!? “Maybe next season we’ll go to a BCS bowl and get rolled!”

“We saw the light at the end of the tunnel,” he said Tuesday in a 30-minute interview with The Associated Press.
A tunnel which YOU took them through, Rich!

“Heck, we had 24 starters coming back, and the player of the year in the league — he’s a sophomore and still learning. Recruiting, we thought it was going really well even with all the drama.
Again, drama caused BECAUSE OF YOU!

“That’s the frustrating part about it is we didn’t get a chance to finish the job.”
Do you really think after the 3 years of misery you dragged Ann Arbor through, that they wanted you to finish whatever the hell it was you started?

Rodriguez was in New York, preparing to work as a guest analyst for CBS Sports’ national signing day coverage Wednesday.
Well, look at that, he can now cry on TV!

He was fired last month after a 7-6 season that ended with blowout losses to Ohio State and, in the Gator Bowl, to Mississippi State.
Man those were some good games… especially seeing them get curbstomped in the Gator Bowl.

Michigan athletic director David Brandon took the unusual step of waiting until after the bowl game to decide whether to keep Rodriguez.
That’s because the buyout amount on Rod’s contract plummeted from $4mill to $1.5mill. It was only a matter of time!

Asked if it was fair for Brandon to wait on the decision until January, Rodriguez said the timing of his dismissal was far from ideal for him, his players and staff. The Wolverines lost 37-7 to Ohio State on Nov. 27, more than a month before the bowl game.
Of course it was “far from ideal” because the dumb schmuck thought he was going to be a “Michigan Man” for life!

“Whatever I say in that regard is probably going to sound self-serving,” Rodriguez said.
Like everything else about you, perhaps?!

“Would it have been better for the staff to know a month a head? No question about it. When jobs come open in the college level they come open in December.
Well, your staff found jobs at the ghetto an hour north of Morgantown!

“And had I been able to get on somewhere, that could have happened, too. I may have been able to get another head coaching job then. But I still had the belief we had things going to the point where we were going to be pretty good. Like I said, the worst was behind us.”
Dude, you were overlooked by Pitt and Maryland! You weren’t even going to get on at Slapdick Tech… get your head out of your ass already!

In three tumultuous seasons with the Wolverines, he was 16-22 — including a 3-9 first season that stands as the worst in the history of the storied program — and 6-18 in the Big Ten. The program was also hit with NCAA sanctions for the first time because of rules violations.
The above paragraph shows why Rich Rodriguez was fired… you know, the tunnel he took them through where he supposedly saw some light at the end of… the drama… yeah!

From Day 1 at Michigan, Rodriguez seemed almost doomed to fail. He came to Ann Arbor from West Virginia, where he nearly coached his alma mater to the national title game, to replace the retiring Lloyd Carr.
NEARLY coached them to a National Title instead of actually doing so BECAUSE HE THREW THE PITT GAME THAT NIGHT!!!!!!! Enjoy your new house in Waynesburg, PA, jerk!

But his divorce from West Virginia was messy and his reputation took a serious hit in the court of public opinion. When he got to Michigan, there were plenty of Wolverine supporters who were skeptical of their new coach.
And rightfully so!