Coach Rod- Fit to lead?
During his Press Conference yesterday, Coach Rod looked like a broken man. Charitably, many people characterized him as being "emotional". More specifically, he appeared disheartened, confused, and disillusioned. What he did not look like was a leader of men. Bo and Lloyd were always unflappable. No matter the situation, neither Bo or Lloyd ever lost focus on the task at hand- leading the players to victory. Bo and Lloyd would each cast aside distractions and keep on task. Neither of them ever broke down. In contrast, Coach Rod has clearly let the allegations get the best of him. He was an emotional wreck. Despite his assertions to the contrary that this will not be a distraction, this situation will take away from the task at hand (winning on Saturday) simply because it is too much for Coach Rod to handle. He is clearly overwhelmed. A broken man is not in a position to lead others to victory. Coach Rod needs to pull it together and fast. It's game week. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of an "emotional" Coach Rod from his 8-31-09 Press Conference from MGoBlog.com
*Note 2: Photo of Coach Schembechler from collection of Bentley Historical Library, U-M.
*Note 3: Photo of Coach Carr by Rashaun Rucker/Detroit Free Press.