I thoroughly enjoyed watching Rich Rodriguez squirm during Saturday night’s loss to a hapless Penn State team. I am not a Penn State devotee by any means, but I am a fan of anyone who plays Michigan. Yes, I am a WVU fan and yes, I still hold a grudge.
The camera man for ESPN delighted me to no end, showing the many expressions and melt-downs of our former coach. I wanted him to lose. It looked like he was going to cry, in between his fits and childish rants. Well, a lot of coaches have fits and childish rants, but Rich’s are special. His make me smile.
So, today, I have been lurking on a Michigan football forum and their fans are already debating who the next coach should be. They want Rodriguez fired. Now. They are willing to pay us to take Rodriguez back. I can’t tell you how much fun this is to read. There was a friendly banter between a WVU fan and Michigan people. He offered to take back Rodriguez as the offensive coordinator if they give us Barwis, and would throw in Stewart, some ramps and pepperoni rolls to seal the deal. Funny stuff.
Most people think that Rodriguez will be fired this year. I hope that it is not before the Ohio State game. Right now Rodriguez’s record at Michigan is 13-19 and his Big Ten record is 4-16. I’m disappointed that it isn’t 0-16, but I will take that dismal record.
Would WVU take Rodriguez back? I think there would be a revolt in our wild and wonderful mountain state. He would have to sign a contract to coach for free. And Rita, his lovely wife, would have to relinquish her fur coats. I’m tired of seeing her wearing them.
No, I think it would be best if Rodriguez was a man without a sport’s team. And perhaps a man without a state. West Virginia doesn’t want him back. Oh,sure, there may be a few relatives and friends in Grant Town who would still erect a statue in his name, but they can’t see clearly.
There may be some junior high teams that need a coach. In Saskatoon, Canada. I guess he could ask around.