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Even Josh Groban’s having fun at RichRod’s expense

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As you no doubt have heard by now, Rich Rodriguez put on quite the emotional performance during the Michigan football team’s end-of-the-year awards banquet.

Teary-eyed and choking up at times, RichRod basically stumped for his job on a night that was meant to honor the seniors and outstanding performers from the 2010 season, saying among other things that he’s “honored to be the head coach at the University of Michigan. I hope you realize I truly want to be a Michigan man.”  Rodriguez also admitted publicly to finding solace in Josh Groban‘s “You Raise Me Up” during these rough days, then led a group of grown men and women, hand in hand, in some bizarro sing-a-long as the song blared over the ballroom’s speakers.

Some referred to the display as stirring.  We preferred to refer to it as awkward.  Still others eviscerated him, saying that “Rodriguez embarrassed himself and the program” and rhetorically asked for “one reason why this man should keep his job”.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the artist responsible for the song that brings tears to RichRod’s eyes has taken to Twitter to add further insult to emotional injury.

No offense to Groban, but when Josh Groban is taking shots at your head football coach in any context whatsoever, things are bad.  Really, really bad.

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7 Responses to “Even Josh Groban’s having fun at RichRod’s expense”
  1. hotlantalaw says: Dec 3, 2010 5:43 PM

    How can an attempted rip from Groban really be a rip?

  2. Slim Charles says: Dec 3, 2010 5:45 PM

    They should give Groban a shot at coaching their D, can’t be much worse.

  3. barnesaintnoble says: Dec 3, 2010 5:47 PM

    This guy is a chump. He is the example of why you don’t go after the “hot” coaching commodity. You stick to what you know and the history of your program. Luckily, what Michigan knows and used to be is also one of the best coaches in America, Jim Harbaugh. Fire this loser crybaby who’s in way over his head and bring in the guy who is actually a coach and not just an offensive mind.

    GO BLUE

  4. rick1922 says: Dec 3, 2010 6:51 PM

    RichRod is loser time for him to go.

  5. cornerdenizen0 says: Dec 3, 2010 8:00 PM

    I think Josh Groban needs a serious beat down.

    Someone references his music and he clowns him? Like Josh Groban is fu—-n Sinatra or something?

    Really?

    Man, it really is ‘revenge of the nerds’ these days…in every aspect of life.

  6. frank booth says: Dec 3, 2010 11:27 PM

    DickRod and Bo Schembechler have the same amount of National titles- 0. And that is awesome.

  7. overratedgators says: Dec 4, 2010 9:48 AM

    My God. I practically want to frame this.

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