Sunday, December 16, 2007

No Headline, No Conclusion. What do you want from me?

Rich Rodriguez has taken the University of Michigan gig. I get it. The Michigan job is arguably the most glamorous coaching position in college football. It must be tough to turn that kind of opportunity down.

If I were him though, I would have stayed with West Virginia. The WVU job has to be the most underrated in the country. In fact I would think West Virginia football is one of the 5 or so best programs to run in America. Sounds strange, but consider the following

  • They have a rabid fan base, but they are not so spoiled that they will call for your head after a 9-4 season.

  • The Mountaineers can clearly attract top recruits, as few teams in the country have as much talent at the skill positions as anyone besides USC.

  • In the Big East, the Mountaineers are likely to win as many conference championships as any other team in a BCS conference. There is no reason West Virginia shouldn't win 7 out of every 10 Big East titles. If everything goes gangbusters in Michigan, Rodriguez will probably win 4 or 5 out of 10 Big Ten titles. Regardless of how well the Wolverines do, Ohio State, Wisconsin, a resurgent Illinois, Penn State, and Iowa are going to win some championships.

That's all I got.

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