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Michigan Football

Was Rodriguez's lawsuit that big of a deal?

Brian Merlos

BY DAN FELDMAN

We're closing in on a week since Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez settled the lawsuit West Virginia filed against him.
Do you feel better now?
After so many people complained about Rodriguez dragging Michigan through the mud and unnecessarily distracting the Wolverines, are we really better off now that the lawsuit is over?
I don't think so.

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Grady arrested for driving while impaired

BY DAN FELDMAN

Michigan redshirt junior running back Kevin Grady was arrested for driving while impaired in Wyoming early this morning, according to woodtv 8 in Grand Rapids.
The Grand Rapids native will be arraigned July 9, according to the TV station.
Wolverine running backs coach Fred Jackson said he and Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez were aware of the situation, but since they didn't know all of the details of the arrest, no decision has been made as to how to proceed.

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New coach continues clinic

BY DAN FELDMAN

Correction: The second note, "Brown revitalized," was not originally posted in its entirety in the online version of this article.
After Lloyd Carr's retirement, new Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez didn't miss a beat.
At least when it comes to the Women's Football Academy. The event, which Rodriguez said he heard about soon after being hired and wanted to continue, began under Carr. Originally a benefit for the Coach Carr Cancer Fund, it was held for the 10th-straight year Saturday despite a coaching change and construction on Michigan Stadium.

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Academy reveals a perfect match

BY DAN FELDMAN

"Do you have to be a Michigan man to be a Michigan coach? Gosh, I hope not."
- Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez at his Dec. 17 introductory press conference
Although Rodriguez didn't understand what the term 'Michigan man' meant when he was hired, his message was clear - he wanted to do things his way.
There's been a give-and-take between the Michigan way and the Rodriguez way ever since.
Rodriguez fired each of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr's assistants - point Rodriguez way.

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Rodriguez talks about the No. 1 jersey, his basketball career, non-conference scheduling and more

BY DAN FELDMAN

Posted on May 20
Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez sat down with members of the local media today. Here are a few highlights of the hour-long talk:
West Virginia lawsuit: Even if he's forced to pay the full $4 million buyout, Rodriguez is confident his battle with West Virginia is worth the fight because he's sure the truth is on his side.

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Rodriguez testifies he felt pressured to sign contract

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez says W. Va. Gov. Joe Manchin and three members of West Virginia's board of governors pressured him into signing a new contract before the start of the 2007 season, even though it had a $4 million buyout clause he didn't want.
In a deposition taken last month and released Tuesday, Rodriguez says board members Steve Farmer, Drew Payne and Perry Petroplus also assured him that his outstanding demands for the football program would be met when Mike Garrison became WVU president.

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Dolphins go Long: 'M' tackle goes first

BY IAN KAY

NEW YORK - For former Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long, Saturday's NFL draft held little suspense.
But that certainly didn't leave the day void of excitement.
From the moment NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduced him as the draft's first pick, Long sported a beaming smile beneath his aqua and coral Dolphins cap.
A business-like tone and measured answers during his press conference at Radio City Music Hall couldn't hide Long's elation for actually living out every college football star's greatest fantasy.

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Roster shaken up in practice

BY IAN ROBINSON

Rodriguez says depth charts

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'M' scrimmages at Saline

Emily Barton

BY DAN FELDMAN

Revamped team scrimmages before select fans

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