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Richie Rodriguez, he doth protest too much.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wickedwritah, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    No, P-G says RR could be offered the job in 48 hours. Splitting frog hairs, sure, but you know, let's not make more of this than is actually there.

    While I agree with the board cognoscenti that this would be foolish for Rodriguez to do, I'd also like to point out that coaches on this level operate in an achievement realm that most of the general populace (including, I would posit, most sportswriters) is unacquainted with. Where others see lead baloons, they see opportunity for greatness. Just sayin.
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If RichRod goes 7-5 and 8-4 the next two seasons at WVU, he wouldn't be fired, but the Morgantown faithful certainly wouldn't be singing his praises.
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Touche, n_w. I just think it's sleazy to go on the air one day and say you have no interest in the 'Bama job, then you're meeting with 'Bama folks three, four days later. Just be honest.

    And Alma, you should know better than trying to reason with Pube.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It may be a mistake, but to equate West Virginia's prestige with Alabama's... that dog won't hunt.
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    From a historical perspective, yes, Alabama has a much richer football history than West Virginia. However, Army, Harvard and the University of Chicago also have rich histories, too.

    History is just that. History. The only people who seem to place any significance on history are pollsters and Brent Musberger.

    The better job, the better team is West Virginia.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If you don't understand why a football coach worth his salt wants to coach at Alabama, then you just don't understand coaches, period.

    No one hates Alabama more than me (as you might guess from my SN) but I can't imagine why any coach at a Big East/ACC/Big 12 or Pac 10 school would ever turn down the chance to coach at Alabama.

    RR would be a fool NOT to take the job, IMO.
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    You know what Bama's "prestige" is worth to today's high school athletes?

    Jack. Shit.
  8. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Well, for starters, they just shitcanned a guy who went 10-2 a year ago. And he was a former player, so you'd think there might have even been a little loyalty there.

    You telling me an outsider won't get run the second he throws up a couple of 8-4s?
  9. Depends if Auburn is one of those -4's.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

  12. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    You know, we've kind of made the point about Bama here, haven't we. The fans don't mind if you put up the occasional 8-4, as long as you don't actually lose to anyone while doing it. ;D
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