Michigan’s Rich Rodriguez: Don’t judge us too soon
Ann Arbor — A rollicking 5-0 start brightened the mood and lightened the load on Rich Rodriguez. Quarterback Denard Robinson was dazzling and the Wolverines were rising, even as their defense struggled.
Then came back-to-back home losses to physical Big Ten opponents, and the questions returned. Rodriguez has never been far from the hot lights in his two-and-half seasons at Michigan, with a 13-18 record and NCAA scrutiny. The Wolverines are still 5-2 and have a bye before traveling to Penn State, but for some, images of last season’s collapse to 5-7 are stirring.
Not for Rodriguez. At times defensive, but mostly defiant, he sat down this week to discuss the state of his program.