Rich Rodriguez has recently expressed disappointment that his staff didn’t get to see it through, didn’t get to finish the job. Rodriguez felt the Wolverines were over the hump and on the verge meeting expectations.
AD Dave Brandon isn’t surprised by Rodriguez’ comments.
Brandon told the Free-Press, “He’s a good man and likely will go someplace and be successful, and I think in the right circumstance Rich has proven he can win football games. … I hear some of the comments out there — ‘If I had just had some more time’ — well, of course he’s going to say that. Why wouldn’t he say that? He should say that. … He’s a proud guy who believes in himself.”
Brandon also pointed out the Rodriguez was not solely the problem.
“To point the finger at Rich Rodriguez would just be wrong. You could do a book on all the factions that split off and all the camps: the Harbaugh camp, the Miles camp, the Carr camp, the Rodriguez camp. There was all kinds of splintering. And now you start losing and everything gets jump-started. … It was a lot of different factors, but it was no one individual.”
Of note, Michigan hosts Notre Dame in the Big House this season. The game is set for a rare primetime kick-off at Michigan. Brandon believes the athletic department could sell at least 150,000 tickets to the game if the stadium held that capacity.
Currently on Stubhub, you can purchase 2 tickets in the corner endzone for $250 each. The cheapest sideline tickets will run you $559 per ticket.
Expect The Big House to be electric when Notre Dame comes to town. Kick-off is set for 8 pm EST.