Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Rich Rodriguez

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Rich Rodriguez

January 18, 2011
Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez led the team onto the field in 2008

Okay, Rich Rodriguez never played football at Michigan.  But he was Michigan’s coach, and he did a very nice thing for charity and the people around Ann Arbor.  Rodriguez donated over 400 items to the Salvation Army to be auctioned, and the proceeds total almost $13,000.  Kudos to Coach Rodriguez.  I was not a fan of his hiring and he frustrated me at times when he was in Ann Arbor, but he seems like a guy who got a raw deal in many ways.  I will be rooting for him to succeed wherever he ends up, whether it’s this year or next.

Honorable mention: New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris had 12 tackles, 1 pass defensed, and 1 interception returned for 58 yards in a 28-21 victory over the New England Patriots.  The win advances the Jets to the AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  I hate the Jets and despise their coach, but Harris played a good game.


  1. Comments: 21384
    Jan 18, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Agreed, and a classy thing to post. Good luck Coach Rodriguez!

  2. Comments: 21384
    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    so wen does manny harris get athlete of the week? he scored like 27 a week or so ago


  3. Comments: 21384
    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    @ horn 7:29 p.m.

    When it's football season, I only really care about football. Once the NFL playoffs are over, maybe I'll pay attention to the other sports.

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