When Bo Schembechler famously explained ditching a basketball coach who accepted another job prior to the NCAA tournament by saying a "Michigan man" would coach the Wolverines, it came across as a statement of power. Say it now, and people might think it's because nobody else is interested in coaching in Ann Arbor.

While reports of his professional demise proved premature Tuesday, Rich Rodriguez didn't make it through Wednesday as Michigan's football coach. Back in July, Sportsnation ranked football coach at Michigan at No. 9 on the list of the most pressure-packed jobs in sports, ahead of the gridiron positions at Texas, Alabama and Ohio State. But whoever holds it next season as Rodriguez's successor, is it still a good job?

Gary (Charlotte )

Do you think Michigan's decision on Rodriguez would be simpler if it was his offense that was struggling so much instead of the defense?

Mark Schlabach
Mark Schlabach

No, I think he's as responsible for the defensive woes because he hired Greg Robinson and stuck with him. Full transcript

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