UM: Football

The Wall Street Journal publishes a column by Ann Arbor-based sports columnist John U. Bacon, who reflects on the tenure of recently fired University of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez: “For the past three years I have been granted unfettered access to the Michigan football program, from the meeting room to the locker room, to write a book about what I’ve seen. I thought I knew college football, and particularly Michigan football, as well as anyone. But after three years of seeing everything up close, I can tell you this unequivocally: I had no idea. If the tenure of Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Wednesday, looked chaotic to outsiders, it appeared positively crazy from the inside.” [Source]