Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez Recalls His First Trip To Ohio State

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Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Leading up to his first trip to Ohio Stadium for the Michigan-Ohio State game in 2008, Rich Rodriguez got a lot of advice about the atmosphere.

And it didn’t disappoint — not even the bus ride into the stadium.
“People have said you’ll see some things you haven’t seen before. I think you all (in the media) had said that,” he recalled this week. “So I was looking for things I hadn’t seen before.
“I saw a couple of elderly women, probably in their late 60s, give us the middle finger salute. But I said, heck, I’d seen that before. Playing in Pitt (with rival West Virginia) we saw whole families of them doing that. That wasn’t anything different than what we’ve seen.

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