“Three and Out” Interview podcasts and excerpts

Hello Loyal Readers,

Here you go – more interviews and excerpts.

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The LAST excerpt of “Three and Out,” anywhere, anyhow. Rodriguez at a low point between losses in 2009, in MGoBlog: http://mgoblog.com/content/three-and-out-excerptThe last of five excerpts from “Three and Out” in The Detroit News: “Out of Gas at the Gator Bowl.” http://detroitnews.com/article/20111028/SPORTS0201/110280301/1004/sports/Excerpt–Michigan-had-no-fight-left-for-Rich-Rodriguez%E2%80%99s-finale
Podcast galore! Webcast with Art Regner on Fox: http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/streaming

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“Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football” is out TODAY! It can be ordered now.

Since folks have asked, I will give the first local book talk and signing at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28.  My book tour schedule has been updated, under Events, with more to come soon.


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  • Teddy October 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for all the links especially the webcast with Art Regner on Fox. You guys should have a daily show on WTKA.

  • bob agdern October 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I met you with my daughter Bev at the Chicago book signing. Thank you for a very interesting and informative read. I suffered through all the losses again but I learned quite a bit. Three things stand out for me.
    1- Lloyd’s role in the hiring search is still perplexing. I am sure you know a lot more than you felt comfortable publishing. With much less information to work with I would “guess” that Lloyd knew Bo’s interest in RR and probably agreed to a point and thus followed up on it. I would speculate that Lloyd got upset when RR either didn’t kiss his ring or gave his assistants the run around with the firing and “interviewing fresh” for their jobs. His emphasis on that was really silly. He should have just indicated he was bringing his staff with him and he had a different direction to go in with the few openings he had. We all know how loyal these guys are to their assistants who make so much less than they do. Even though the Michigan guys got paid, they were somewhat humiliated by the RR process when RR had no intention of hiring any of them except one. Am I on the right track?
    2- Brandon comes off much more aloof in the book then the sense I got of him from the limited press we see here in Chicago. That has caused me to reevaluate him with greater scrutiny. Thanks for that.
    3- As you know, the book has rekindled the discussion of the causes for RR’s firing. I agree with the confluence of events among lack of support, the Free Press, the cupboard being empty, and RR’s own mistakes. What baffles me is the contention that RR did a great job coaching except for the defense. People have said on WTKA when you have been on stating the offense was almost unstoppable if only they had a half-way good defense. There doesn’t seem to be any challenge to that. Reviewing the numbers confirms that RR’s offense averaged 15 points per game against the top five defenses he faced in 09 and under 20 in 2010. This is hardly the hallmark of a good offensive team let alone an unstoppable one. And let’s not even get into the miserable job of coaching the special teams (dropped kicks and punts, blocks, missed FG’s etc). All in all, it seems to me his coaching record at Michigan was mediocre at best on offense and flat out terrible everywhere else. Am I off base here?

    Thanks again for a terrific read.


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