I discovered something very important today.
It helps explain why I was in so much pain this fall. It helps explain why everything I know about college football was turned upside down. It helps explain why my beloved Michigan football team only won 3 games last season. It wasn't that our QB was putrid and our line offensive.
It all makes sense now...
THEY HAD ALL OF OUR PLAYS !!!!
Some guy in Alabama is selling a RICH RODRIGUEZ SPREAD OPTION FOOTBALL PLAYBOOK PACKAGE on ebay. For only $21.99 you can purchase a CD with the entire spread option playbook from the 1999 Clemson Tigers (110 pages) and the 2002 and 2005 West Virginia Mountaineers (226 pages and 158 pages). Everything you need is here. It makes perfect sense now !!!!
He even describes the package like this: "This package is great for ... coaches who want to get an edge on the competition."
The cause for our 2008 train-wreck is now crystal clear. For less than $25 from his paypal account Joe Paterno was able to purchase this stuff, sit in the press box and figure us out. For less than $25 borrowed from his buddy Jim Tressel -- Mark Dantonio was able to get the edge his jolly green giants needed to win. That guy in Toledo was able to tell what we were doing and make the world believe a MAC team can come into Michigan Stadium and win. Fat Charlie was able to predict our every move, even with a broken leg and a full stomach.
The good news, apparently Brett Bielema and Tim Brewster were too cheap to throw down the cash to ensure they could beat Michigan this year too.