As I was watching the final couple of minutes of the Motor City Bowl tonight I noticed some familiar faces on the sidelines. I grabbed a quick frame when I realized that both Rich Rodriguez and Calvin Magee were watching Florida Atlantic beat Central. At first it did not make any sense... and then I read T9's comment in this weeks NFL update. Central Michigan Head Coach Butch Jones spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an assistant coach under Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia University. I think that might also be Tony Dews may also be standing to Magee's left.
Watching this game reminded me too much of the 2008 Michigan football season and strangely elevated my blood pressure a little. The spread offensive attack is so dependent on a QB to make the right decisions and right plays. CMU QB Dan LeFevour is about 10,000% times better at running the offense than either Steven Threet or Nick Sheridan. Looking back, how we won 3 games this year is a miracle.