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VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:22 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former West Virginia and Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez admits he has enjoyed his time as an analyst for CBS Sports Network. But that does not mean he has given up on the idea of returning to coaching.

"I still have the hunger to coach," Rodriguez told Tim Brando on Tuesday's edition of the Tim Brando Show. "We'll see what happens in the next three or four weeks."

Rodriguez and Brando discussed the challenges of coaching at a place like Ole Miss, where you are competing with some of the best programs in the nation. Rich Rod, along with former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach, have been some of the names immediately tied to both current and future vacancies all over the FBS. Check out the video below to hear Rodriguez weigh in on life as an analyst, and his thoughts on dealing with the legalities of former employers.



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Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 9:55 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

Where would Alabama be if Rodriguez had taken the job?
 



Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:06 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

coach rodriguez will be fine at Arizona or like university.  Michigan is a top university his type of players just don't quailfy. 



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:45 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

I remember Rich Rod back when he was OC at Tulane ( 12-0 ) in 1998 or so.  Then saw him get passed over for the HC job and went to West Virginia.  He definitely has the offensive side of things down.  Make a good hire as Defensive Coord.  and ????



Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:35 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

 
His schemes are good for the Big East, Conference USA, or the MAC.  He will really get mauled in the SEC where they play big time defense


Ummmm, ever hear of Cam Newton or Tim Tebow? Same type of spread offense. 



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:32 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

It's apparent that you haven't been following Michigan much this year (if at all).  Michigan's defense is one of the top twenty defenses in the country and has been improving every game largely because of new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.  Michigan does not play 8 home games every year (see the 2010 schedule).  But, if they did, by your logic they should have had stellar seasons the three years of the Rich Rodriguez experiment.  Everyone knows how that worked out.  The fact is, Rich Rodriguez was not a good coach. Especially in a building phase, a GOOD coach is able to work with the athletes he has to get the most out of their talents.  Michigan had some great athletes; Rodriguez didn't (or didn't know how to) use them effectively.  He was too anxious to jump to the scheme he wanted to use without having the athletes with the right skills to execute it, and he seriously neglected the defense (he seemed completely uninterested in it). Brady Hoke is not making that mistake.  He also wants to run a particular scheme that in its pure form would not work right now with the athletes he has.  Still, he (and his staff) have maximized the talents of the existing players.  That's what a GOOD coach does. 

As for the Big Ten, some of the best, most entertaining games have been played in the Big Ten this year.  Its no more overrated than any of the other major conferences.  Get a grip!   

 




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:26 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

Reputation 28,say no more oh ignorant one



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:14 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

 
His schemes are good for the Big East, Conference USA, or the MAC.  He will really get mauled in the SEC where they play big time defense

Funny that his teams while he was at WVU were undefeated against the mighty SEC teams they faced, with a combined score of 118-62

The ONE thing that brought Fraudriguez failure at UM was that Casteel was true to WVU and stayed put, had Casteel followed the product to UM, they would have competed much better in the second and third years.  Those undersized players ran circles around those big hosses.   Fraud had a good thing going, but went nuts after that infamous loss to sPitt, and let his agent peddle him like a side of beef to a place where he will be forgotten, rather than staying put and becoming our version of Woody Hayes.



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:32 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

I know Rich very well,and he made a Big Mistake by leaving WVU for Michigan.He left a better Job than he took,and he knows that now.He made a Bad Hire in Greg Robinson as DC.Michigan did no better with Hoke,he is winning with Rich's Players.The defense is still bad.But The Big Ten is in such a Mess,and So Overrated too.Michigan plays 8 home games every year,and 4 road games.Should be undeafted with those Teams they play.But he may has hurt himself,by what happen at Michigan.Michigan THE GRAVE YARD OF COACHES.THATS WHERE YOU GO TO DIE.



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:29 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

Nor does he have a clue of what he is doing on that side of the ball.  Notice how his players are miraculously a top 20 defense with compentent coaching. Also if he gets a gig in the SEC or any power confernece for that matter his undersized recruits will get manhandled.  His schemes are good for the Big East, Conference USA, or the MAC.  He will really get mauled in the SEC where they play big time defense. It will be fun to watch the experiment though if he ends up at Ole Miss.  The results will be even more horrid than his Big Ten track record.



Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:02 pm
 

VIDEO: Rodriguez still has 'the hunger to coach'

As a Michigan fan, I say that any team that wants to hire Rich Rodriguez as an offensive coordinator is getting someone capable of installing a dynamic, fun offense to watch. However, under no circumstances whatsoever should you hire him as a head coach if you are even remotely concerned about playing defense or special teams. Rich Rodriguez is very good at offense. He is terrible at everything else. He just doesn't care about anything other than how his offense is doing.


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