By: Jamie Samuelsen
Rich Rodriguez never really fit in in Ann Arbor. But does he fit in in Hollywood?
RichRod went 15-22 in his three years as Michigan head coach before being fired in 2011. After a year away from coaching, he was hired as the head coach at Arizona where he wrapped up his second season with an 8-5 record and a 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl (the Independence Bowl).
But Rodriguez’s coaching style is under fire. A new movement led by Alabama’s Nick Saban and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema wants to make it a penalty when the offense snaps the ball with more than 29 second on the play clock. Saban and Bielema argue that it’s for player safety. But it’s rather obvious that this is a ploy to slow down the hurry up offenses preferred by Oregon, Auburn and yes…Arizona.
So Rodriguez took to the bus and the highway to argue his case. Splicing the coach in with clips from “Speed”, Rodriguez fights back against the claims that a slow down is the way to go in college football.
It’s unclear whether he ends up with Sandra Bullock at the end of the movie. But it is clear that he’s already a better actor than Keanu Reeves. But then again, Michigan fans probably knew that already.