I started drafting this before Michigan's game with Ohio State. I was of the mind then that a real ass-whipping at the hands of the Buckeyes might have ended The Product's tenure in Ann Arbor, but instead, the Wolverines put forth their best effort and, but for five Forcier turnovers and a defensive score by Ohio State, could have won the game. So apparently, Rod's job is safe, for one more year. But what if Les Miles has decided the water has gotten too warm at LSU? What if Jim Harbaugh has hinted to the right booster that he would like to return to his alma mater, and that booster has the clout to make it happen?
Let's say he gets the axe next week. And then let's pretend that his ridiculous agent contacts Eddie P. and asks for a sitdown. Let's pretend that said agent tells Eddie: "Rich has regretted this move ever since he made it. I know we angered a lot of people when we left. I know we broke a lot of hearts. But we both know that this is where Rich belongs, and now that he has seen the grass on the other side of the fence, he wants to come home. You know that your fan base doesn't like the current coach. And you know what Rich could have done with last year's team. I am not saying that it won't be hard, but I think everyone involved should swallow their pride and really take a look at the situation. WVU needs Rich. And Rich needs WVU. Let's erase the last two years of acrimony, bury the hatchet, and put things back the way they ought to be. This is, after all, Rich's alma mater. And one more thing...Rich wants me to tell you Eddie, that if you give him this job back, he is never, ever leaving. No more dalliances. He wanted me to tell you he wouldn't make the same mistake twice."
Would we take him back?
I'd like to know what all of you think, but especially those here that are the harshest critics of HCBS. I really don't know how I would feel about this hypothetical situation, which makes me feel...disloyal. What can I say? I admired the guy.