Rich Rod’s Regrets


I’ll never be able to get over what he did on that fateful December night in December 2007. He threw the game against Pitt… just one more game to win, and WVU would have been headed to New Orleans to trounce Ohio State or Missouri in the National Championship Game.

While my other writers won’t talk about him, I will.

He recently talked to about his time in Michigan, and it is a doozy. After the jump…

After going 15-22 at Michigan, former Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez says he thinks leaving West Virginia for Ann Arbor may have been a mistake.
Gee, ya think!? Kinda easy for you to say now that you royally screwed up, pal!

“I think it’s easy to go back now and say, ‘Gee, made a mistake.’ And you can say that now because of hindsight,” Rodriguez told “But at the time, some of the things I was looking to do and the opportunity that was there, you kind of make the move.”
Hindsight’s a b*tch, isn’t it Richy-poo?

After seven years at West Virginia, where he compiled a 60-26 record with two BCS bowl appearances, Rodriguez became a hot coaching commodity. He chose to leave Morgantown for Michigan.
He was a hot commodity because he had an agent that was a hell of a snake oil salesman, Mike Brown. Plus, Rodriguez couldn’t bring Pat White and Steve Slaton with him.

“Hindsight is always easier to look back and say, ‘It was a mistake,’ ” Rodriguez said. “Because we did have a good thing going at West Virginia, and we really enjoyed it. As you look back at it, wasn’t the best move. Easy to say now.”

In his three seasons at Michigan, Rodriguez was 6-18 in the Big Ten, including three straight losses to rival Ohio State, and was never fully accepted by the Wolverines’ alumni base.
That’s because Michigan people knew what was coming. Rich Rod’s style didn’t fit in the B1G.

Michigan has turned to former San Diego State coach Brady Hoke, who was an assistant at Michigan from 1995-2002, to turn around a program that has not been to a BCS game since the 2007 Rose Bowl.
I bet Brady Hoke does a little better at Michigan… however, it won’t be 3 long years in Ann Arbor. No more than 2 years to turn things around.

Although things soured for him at Michigan, Rodriguez, now a CBS Sports guest analyst, said he still hopes to coach again.
Yep… supposedly, Clempsum would love to have him back!

“I still love coaching, I’m open to another opportunity, but we’ll see,” Rodriguez said. “If something comes open after this season, and it seems like it may be a good opportunity for me and someone is interested, I’m sure I’ll look into it.”
Good luck, schmuck!