Hopes raised? Yes. Hopes crushed like before? Nope!
The Sunday Gazette-Mail is reporting that Rodriguez informed his players that he would take the Michigan job.
In an early afternoon meeting with his football team, Rodriguez announced he was leaving to become the head coach at Michigan.
Rodriguez walked into a scheduled 1:30 p.m. meeting with his team and emerged 10 minutes later without comment and walked briskly back to his office. Shortly thereafter the players began to file out of the meeting room, somber-faced and generally without comment.
Much more as it comes out, but until then, thank you, Bill Martin, for getting a great coach hired.