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    Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    The Michigan football program is taking it on the chin. Ryan Mallett and both star WRs are going:

    U-M football team has comings, and goings
    Arrington, Mallett and Manningham won't return

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    BY JOHN HEUSER AND NATHAN FENNO

    The Ann Arbor News

    University of Michigan football players Adrian Arrington, Mario Manningham and Ryan Mallett won't suit up for the Wolverines next season, according to coach Rich Rodriguez, who spoke to reporters briefly at halftime of the Michigan-Indiana men's basketball game Tuesday.

    Cementing comments he made in the afternoon on Jim Rome's syndicated radio show, Rodriguez said starting wideouts Arrington and Manningham - who combined for 139 receptions, 2,056 yards and 20 touchdowns last season - will go pro rather than return as seniors.

    "With Mario and Adrian, they made decisions they thought would help them professionally and decided to come out early, Rodriguez said at Crisler Arena. "I certainly wish them well. That's about all I have to say about that.''
    Rich Rodriguez has his work cut out for him.

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    Re: Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    That's about all I have to say about that.

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    Re: Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    Michigan keeps spare receivers in the basement.
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    Poor Michigan... and their fans.

    I'm certain we'll survive.

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    Makes the Terrelle Pryor sweepstakes more entertaining.

    I'd say Mallett will transfer to Arkansas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Makes the Terrelle Pryor sweepstakes more entertaining.

    I'd say Mallett will transfer to Arkansas.
    One of the choices mentioned.

    The former Texas Class 4A offensive player of the year may end up at Tennessee, which is considering hiring former Michigan offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and quarterbacks coach Scott Loeffler.

    "If they're hired, that would be a real good possibility," Jim Mallett said. "Ryan really clicked with both coach DeBord and coach Loeffler during the last couple months of the season and during bowl practices, I've never seen Ryan throw the ball or read defenses as well as he did."

    Mallett said his son also will consider transferring to Texas A&M, Arkansas and UCLA among other schools. After sitting out next season, he will have three years of eligibility.
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...TWNRgD8U2HJJ80
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Didn't realize that about Tennessee. I'd say the Vols make more sense.

    Isnt Jon Crompton going to be the starter in Tennessee next year? Could be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Didn't realize that about Tennessee. I'd say the Vols make more sense.

    Isnt Jon Crompton going to be the starter in Tennessee next year? Could be interesting.
    Yeah, Crompton will be a Jr. next year. Mallett will have to sit out a year.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Michigan keeps spare receivers in the basement.
    Yupp

    Michigan will be just fine.

    They have a long history of success.

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    Re: Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    As a die hard WVU man I can't help but to love the bad news and anticipate more coming out of Ann Arbor...after Rich leaves or hopefully is fired, I'll wish Michigan well.

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    I haven't had the heart yet to ask my neighbor whether it's worse to lose at home to App State in football, or to Coach HighTop Fade and Haaaahhvaaahhd in hoops.

    Either way, I think it's all karma's way of repaying everyone for the travesty that was Steve Fisher and the Fab 5.

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    Re: Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    Players shouldn't have to sit out a year if they transfer after their coach leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will5979 View Post
    As a die hard WVU man I can't help but to love the bad news and anticipate more coming out of Ann Arbor...after Rich leaves or hopefully is fired, I'll wish Michigan well.
    Nice...


    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...z-family_N.htm

    Rich Rodriguez's mother says family suffering threats, insults

    GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Relatives of Rich Rodriguez have been harassed and threatened in the three weeks since his resignation as West Virginia University football coach, his mother says.

    Arleen Rodriguez says her teenage grandson received a death threat and found other harassing notes taped to his locker at East Fairmont High School, while her 12-year-old granddaughter had to be escorted to classes.

    Mountaineer fans furious over Rodriguez's Dec. 16 decision to accept the head coaching job at Michigan also vandalized his home near Morgantown, hanging signs on a fence and tossing a mailbox in the yard.

    "He put seven years into WVU and now everybody thinks he's garbage,"
    his mother said. "Think like a parent. That's all I can say. Think about it. Think about what you're doing."

    The backlash has been even more venomous on the Facebook social networking site, where dozens of groups with profanity-laced names have formed, devoted to wishing ill for Rodriguez and his family.


    "What it feels like to me, it's like your kid getting beat up at school all the time and you can't stop it," his mother said Monday.

    A similar but short-lived fury boiled up last month against Mountaineer kicker Pat McAfee, who received angry text messages and had his car vandalized after missing two field goals in West Virginia's 13-9 loss to Pitt. The loss knocked WVU out of national championship contention, but the team went on without Rodriguez to claim victory over Oklahoma at the Fiesta Bowl.

    Feeding the fury against Rodriguez is that after seven seasons in Morgantown, he is raiding the Mountaineers' program, taking assistant coaches and perhaps recruits with him. On Sunday, he announced he'd hired the six-member strength and conditioning staff to work at Michigan.

    But Arleen Rodriguez said her son had not been planning to leave Morgantown, was renovating his home and struggled with the decision.

    Several wealthy football boosters claim there was behind-the-scenes tension between Rodriguez and the WVU administration, but the coach has yet to publicly discuss the matter.

    "I don't think he felt wanted at WVU anymore," his mother said.

    "I found out that things are a whole lot different than what people think," she said. "It wasn't easy for them to leave."

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    Re: Mich Wolverine Football Losses

    Classy bunch, those WVU fans.
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    She better watch her couch.
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