Monday, May 19, 2008

Edwards Shows Rich Rod Who Is No. 1

Braylon Edwards has solved his No. 1 problem.

To refresh, the Cleveland Browns receiver endowed a $500,000 scholarship for the Wolverine player who wears No. 1. That jersey number has been given to a receiver since 1979, and Edwards was one of the players to proudly wear No. 1.

Then word leaked that freshman defensive back J.T. Floyd was spotted wearing No. 1 this spring. Edwards expressed his displeasure with Rich Rodriguez in a radio interview.

But on Saturday night, Edwards spoke with Rich Rod at the "Champions for Children's Hearts" dinner gala at Crisler Arena.

Said Edwards: "Everything has been taken care of ... You don't break tradition. I don't care who you are or what school it is, you don't break tradition. You could come in here and completely revamp everything, change the coaching staff, you could change the uniforms, change a lot of stuff, but you don't change tradition. The No. 1 is one of our oldest, most storied traditions here — don't change it."

OK, then. Glad we got that settled.

Rich Rod also addressed Crewcut Charlie Weis' "to hell with Michigan" comment.

"We've taken a lot of shots in the last few months," he said. "If you want to take another one, you're going to have to stand in line. But I don't get caught up in that stuff too much."


Anonymous said...

Bo Schembechler said many times in regards to playing Notre Dame on future schedules..."To Hell with Notre Dame!, we don't need them".

That's where Weis got the "To Hell with Michigan" line.

Anonymous said...

"Said Edwards: "Everything has been taken care of ... "

Edwards has promised to pay a large portion of RR bills at WVU.

Anonymous said...

J.T. Floyd wasn't "spotted" wearing the #1. The kid isn't even on campus yet. The football program was just in the beginning stages of distributing numbers to freshman for when they get here and nothing was official. Apparently #1 had been given to Floyd. Floyd didn't want it, didnt ask for it, and Rod didn't know about the history behing the #1. It's not that big of a deal and its all taken care of now.