What the hell is going on at Michigan?

Stacey MicklesCorrespondent IIAugust 31, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines holds a football during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Hey Rich Rodriguez how is that Michigan job working out for ya? Apparently, things in Ann Arbor are going from bad to worse for Coach Rich Rod.



Former and current players are now complaining to of all people the NCAA that they are being over worked on the practice field. Boy, someone must want Rich Rodriguez’s head on a platter.



To have your own players turn you into the NCAA must be a new low for the head coach. How do you continue to want to coach there when you own players are turning against you?



It’s been a rough ride for Rodriguez since he left West Virginia. First of all his former school tried to sue him for the money he owed them on his broken contract. Then he arrives at Ann Arbor only to the find out that Lloyd Carr didn’t exactly stock piled the talent.



Not to mention you led Michigan to their first losing season in what forever? now this. Either the Michigan players are dumb as dirt and have no idea what they just did or they really can’t stand their head coach.



Let’s get real here. Most of your big time programs have off season workouts that technically aren’t suppose to take place, but you know the head coaches pretty much hint to players if you want to be on this team next year or even compete for a job, I suggest you get to the weight room or go on the practice field.



That’s what championship teams do. They work a little bit harder in the offseason to get better. If you have players doing this to their own head coach, this reflects badly not only on the head coach, but the players as well.



It sounds to me that Coach Rod has character issues on his team or in this place, lack of character. Players who do this kind of thing don’t give a damn about the program. They are more concerned about their own comfort. Somewhere along the line, Rodriguez has lost control over this program.



If you are not that pleased with the way things are being run, you quit the team not go to the Detroit Free Press and tell your story. Now, they have opened a can of worms which includes the NCAA being involved and goodness knows what they will turn up.



These players also will be singled out by their teammates for tattle telling. And you know some of these kids know or will figure out who did this to them and there will be hell to pay.



But it’s not just the players. There is someone in the Michigan family who probably urged the players to “do what you got to do” if you want to save the program.



The players who turned Rod Rodriguez and Michigan in may considered what they did as doing the right thing, but the right thing may cost Michigan football for years to come.