I find all this hoop-lah rather humorous. First, Rodriquez was courted last year by Alabama,this year by Michigan, and, had he not gone to UofM, he probably would have been courted next year by Notre Dame, FSU, and who knows who else, followed the following year by another group of schools. The process of retirements, and firings is endless, and the recruitment of new coaches is equally endless. The 40 year tenure is very rare. Spurrier, Holtz, Carroll, and others are the norm not the exception. So, Rodriquez is just one in a long list of coaching changes. The timing may be poor, but it's not that all unusuall.