Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Don't Bank on More Rich Rod Commercials

If you're a Michigan fan who dreamed of Rich Rodriguez one day appearing in local commercials as he did in West Virginia, well, it's not going to happen.

Under terms of Rich Rod's six-year deal worth $2.5 annually, Michigan will control all of the coach's commercial endorsement and marketing rights.

Rich Rod was looking out for his assistants. He secured a $1.95-million pool for his nine assistants and strength coach, according to the Detroit Free Press. If our math is correct, that breaks down to an average salary of $195,000 for each.

Now the pressing matter for Rich Rod is finding a quarterback after he ran off Ryan Mallett. They rolled out the red carpet for Terrelle Pryor over the weekend, who came away "impressed," according to the Detroit News.

But not impressed enough to give a commitment to the Wolverines. Pryor, who has already visited Ohio State, says Louisiana State, Oregon and Florida are also on his list. Some tough competition.

Relative calm was reported Monday in West Virginia, Rich Rod's former place of employment. It appears fatigue is starting to set in among the Mountaineers.


Anonymous said...

Ran off? You need to learn the facts man, Mallett was done with Michigan before RR had a chance to keep him.

Anonymous said...

Bitch, please. Mallett knew he was not the type of QB that RR wanted for his style of offense. Ran off is a fair assessment. RR better hopes he gets Pryor, or it's going to be a rough couple of years at UofM.