I'm shocked at you Big 10 Football Group. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.
How in the world is Rich Rodriguez under the most pressure? Rodriguez could have a sub .500 year and Michigan fans would be happy...I'll wait for Ohio State fans collective laugh to end....and we're good? Ok, let's continue then shall we?
Rich Rodriguez has absolutely no expectations this year....no one is expecting Michigan to compete for anything this year. All the other coaches that I mentioned in that poll have far greater pressure on them. I want to take a look at each coach individually.
First up is Ron Zook. He has to prove that last year wasn't just some gigantic fluke...he needs a top four finish in the conference. I think of all the coaches he is under the most pressure.
Next up I'll talk about Jim Tressel. He isn't under any inner conference pressure. But, can you imagine the amount of stress he's under nationally? He needs to win a National Title soon...because we're getting close to making National Title games not being good enough.
Now we'll talk about Joe Paterno. JoeGrandPa he needs to continue winning..and being at the top of the conference. He's been doing a pretty good job..but the BCS expectations are knocking. Will he be able to get out of his rocking chair quick enough to answer the door?
Lastly I want to talk about the coach of my favorite Big 10 team, Bret Bielema. He's got plenty of pressure coming from the state of Wisconsin. Two years ago the Badgers fell victim to a BCS rule that only two teams per conference can go to a BCS game. Last year this team fell victim to injuries and suspensions. This year...a lot of Badger fans are hoping for a repeat of year one..this time with a BCS ending.
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