Maisel profiles Rich Rodriguez in the article, and also discusses when new coaches break tradition.
"There's a difference between tradition and best practice," Rodriguez said. "Tradition is the fight song and the winged helmets. It's not style of play or how you pick captains...
"When I interviewed for the job, they didn't ask, 'How are you going to pick game captains?' They said, 'We want you to be successful on and off the field.'"
Maisel added: "And, probably, in that order. The Wolverines are 2-0. Perhaps it is that simple. In the end, winning is one size that fits all."