Dear Rich Rodriguez, What Were You Thinking??

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Dear Rich Rodriguez, What Were You Thinking??
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Words can't express how mad I am right now.

I can't even break this game down objectively. With 7:42 left in the game, why would you put in the one-dimensional Denard Robinson, who is 4-of-11 for 57 yards and two interceptions.

You put in a guy that has sat the bench for a frigid three-and-a-half quarters instead of staying with the quarterback who has orchestrated not one, not two, but three last-minute drives?

It's inconceivable to me that you chose to lose a game that could put you back into the Top 25 and into the talk for the Big Ten title in order to teach a freshman quarterback a lesson.

Okay, D-Rob had a decent drive to put the Wolverines back into the game. But it took four minutes off the clock, largely because all but three plays were runs.

Tate Forcier took the ball 92 yards with a minute on the clock against the Spartans. What is there to decide? 

Screw the system, screw the game-plan and screw whatever lesson you wanted to teach Forcier. When the game is on the line, give it to the guy who has been getting it done all season.

I sat through the most embarrassing season Michigan has had in my lifetime last year and I paid money to see your team drop the ball against Toledo. I've made a point to stay up half the night here in Afghanistan (8.5 hours ahead of EST) to watch Michigan State, a team you should have beaten, hold you to almost zero yards rushing for a solid three quarters.

And I've have had full faith in your abilities the entire time.

But now, I honestly have to start questioning your coaching and your intelligence as a human being.

Are you trying to bring about the demise of one of college football's most storied programs on purpose?

Are you trying to make life harder for your players and your fans?

There is no possible way you can pass the buck to D-Rob and his interception. The Florida native has attempted 11 passes this season and is not used to freezing cold weather. He didn't even get the opportunity to play in Michigan's spring ball.

Did you expect him to throw a game-winning touchdown pass under those conditions? I don't think a single person in the state of Michigan expected that.

So, in conclusion, I would like you to pull your head out of your ass before we play Delaware State next week. I will be damned I we lose that game at home.

-Most Sincerely, Dean Walker

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