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A Bumpy Time In Ann Arbor

by @ 6:04 am on November 20, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, OSU v. Michigan, Sports

It sounds like Rich Rodriguez is having some trouble adjusting to the frenzy that is Big Ten football:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rich Rodriguez loves to win — and he hates to lose as much as anyone.

Michigan’s coach, though, tries to keep as much perspective as he can.

Rodriguez has his wife and kids around him after practices, at the team hotel and on bus trips to the stadium. His office door is always wide open, allowing visitors to say hello.

Heading into his first Michigan-Ohio State game — where the Wolverines are expected to extend their dubious record with a ninth loss — he tried to deliver a message to fans who have lost touch.

“It’s amazing some of the things that people would say (on a message board) or yell at you of a personal nature,” Rodriguez said Monday. “You almost want to tell them, ‘Get a life.’

“There’s a whole lot bigger problems. Look at the economy.”

Hey Rich, did it ever occur to you that people in Michigan might not want to look at the economy just now ? Maybe they’d like a football team that actually plays up to its reputation, for example.

College football’s winningest team has tumbled like the stock market, losing a school-record eight games and getting beat a Michigan Stadium-record five times at home.

For the first time since 1974, the Wolverines will be relegated to watching bowl games.

The 10th-ranked Buckeyes are favored to beat their rivals on Saturday at home by 19 points, matching the largest spread in series history, and win at least a share of the Big Ten title for the fourth year in a row.

Ohio State has won four straight over the Wolverines, who seem to be days away from losing five straight in the series for the first time.

Sucks to be them, I’m guessing.

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