Goodbye Rich Rod, Bring Home Jim Harbaugh!

joel bradleyContributor IFebruary 24, 2010

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford Cardinal looks on against the Washington Huskies at Stanford Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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After Michigan's press conference on Tuesday I think it is pretty clear that Rich Rodriguez had no idea just how big Michigan really is. He seems to always fall back on, "well what we did at West Virginia... " Being a lifetime Michigan fan this is embarrassing.

I will admit, when Lloyd Carr was fired I was all about it. I was ecstatic about Rich Rod being named the head coach. But after two dismal years under the new regime and an almost certain average season next year, I think its time to start flirting with the Jim Harbaugh to Michigan idea.

When Jim didn't bite at Notre Dame's opening, I think it was pretty clear that he is leaving open the idea of coming home and carrying on the Michigan tradition. A mistake was made when Rich Rod was hired and mistakes happen, it has just been a really long time since Michigan has made a mistake in choosing it's leader for the football team. No Michigan fan is used to this below average team that we are forced to follow.

Rich Rod constantly referred to having the cupboards bare upon his arrival. Not true! He had America's number one quarterback in waiting in Ryan Mallett, Mario Manningham, Adrian Arrington, Justin Boren and the list goes on. Call these kids lazy, call them traitors, call them what you want, they are all excellent athletes, and they all left when the West Virginia hillbilly was empowered. The cupboards were full you redneck, but you pushed them all away.

So it is time to call it a mistake, a loss, a bad move. And it is time to get back to what we really are in Ann Arbor, a powerhouse. Bring Jim Harbaugh home to where he belongs, Michigan.