Several things point to me that a deal is likely to be closed on Rich Rodriguez:
1. Given they lost on Miles and Schiano, Martin and Coleman went to Toledo to close the deal, whatever it took.
2. The fact that Rodriguez took the flight to Toledo to meet already tells me he’s definitely willing to leave under the right circumstances.
3. His wife took the trip to Toledo, if I properly matched the coachrod.com photo with the plane footage.
4. Players are reporting they heard nothing on this from the coach at today’s practice:
“Beat Oklahoma, that’s it,” linebacker Bobby Hathaway said of Rodriguez’s rumored interest in the head coaching job at Michigan. “There’s nothing else to hear.”
“Nah, nothing,” said wideout Darius Reynuad. Added assistant Rod Smith: “About what?”