So in the ever-fluid world of the Rich Rodriguez “Is or isn’t he fired?” saga, reports out of Ann Arbor now suggest that the Michigan football coach has managed to delay a decision on his future.
Multiple media outlets today reported that Rodriguez had been fired. But TheWolverine.com and AnnArbor.com are now reporting that no decision came out of his afternoon meeting with athletic director David Brandon, and The Wolverine is even reporting that the two men will reconvene on Wednesday.
The school put out a statement early this evening from associate athletic director David Ablauf saying "Everything that is being reported is media speculation at this point. The definitive voice on this matter is Dave Brandon and he has not and will not speak publicly until a final decision has been made. I will let you know when Dave is prepared to comment."
But, really, how did Rich Rod avoid what many think is the inevitable for at least another day?
We have a few thoughts on what he might have said and figured we’d have a little fun with the situation.
Emphasis on "this is purely for fun."
"I'm sorry Dave (cough, cough). I’m feeling a little sick today (sneeze). Any chance (sniffle) we can do this tomorrow?”
From Rich Rod’s secretary: “Oh I’m sorry, Mr. Brandon. He’s on the field. It’s the 63rd straight day of practice and he wanted to
test the NCAA be with the team.”
"Come on in, Mr. Athletic Director. Before you say anything, I have a Josh Groban song I'd like you to listen to."
7) "I've got this new idea for an offense. Have you ever heard of the A-11?"
6) "Dave, I just heard Jim Harbaugh may be taking his tablets to South Beach. Shouldn't we wait to see how his situation pans out before coming to any final decision?"
“Whaddya say I show you how well I sing ‘The Victors?’ “On the banks of the Red Cedar, there’s a school that’s known to all ….”
“Oh, hey, Dave. Listen, before we get started, I brought a couple of bottles of Vernor’s and some of my favorite pizza. Ever try this Domino’s Pizza before? Mmmmmm. Pizza.”
“Denard will leave, too.”
“Really, if Harbaugh doesn’t want the job, who else ya’ got?”
"Um, Dave....aren’t these your wife's feet in this photo?