Michigan had their annual team banquet yesterday, and oh man did it get dusty in there. At least for RichRod, who hands in his man card after getting emotional over a little adult contemporary.
Michigan was kind of crappy this year! So Rodriguez might not get to do the banquet again next season, and that clearly weighed on him.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez fought back tears, talking about the toll his job has taken on his family, and used passages from the Bible and a Josh Groban song during an emotional address that closed the team's banquet.
"I truly want to be a Michigan man," he said Thursday.
"This hot-seat stuff is not very much fun," he quipped.
Then, he got serious with a prepared speech.
He cited Hebrews, talking about the faith he had in program's direction, and talked about how Groban's "You Raise Me Up," inspires him before having it played. Rodriguez, his wife, Rita, Brandon and players stood on risers with their hands held above their heads as the song blared in the ballroom.
Here's that song.
You know what? Just hire Harbaugh.
Rich Rodriguez Gets Emotional at Michigan Banquet [AP]
Rich Rodriguez Truly, Madly, Deeply Wants To Be A Michigan Man [Detroit 4 Lyfe]