Check out some audio from Jim Rome today. He went pretty hard at Rich Rodriguez over the snafu with with #1 jersey and the Braylon Edwards comments.
Rome’s take on this. “Either you didn’t know or you didn’t care. Both bad.” He went off pretty hard on RR.
Here’s specifically what Braylon Edwards said on ESPN, where he alleges that Rodriguez gave the prized number to a DB:
“I am already mad that Rich Rod because he gave the No. 1 jersey to someone other than a wide receiver, which is breaking tradition,” Edwards said. “But I think he is a great coach and will lead Michigan to a turnaround.”
His comments on Mike Tirico’s ESPN Radio show also Tuesday were a bit more pointed.
“I’m glad you gave me a Go Blue question because Rich Rod gave the No. 1 jersey to an incoming freshman DB and the No. 1 jersey has never been worn by anybody outside of a wide receiver,” Edwards said. “It dates back to Anthony Carter, (Greg) McMurtry, Tyrone Butterfield, Derrick Alexander, David Terrell, and yours truly. So I’m going to have a talk with him about that the next time I see him.”
My take? Hold up here. Let’s not take one incident, possibly a mistake, and turn Rodriguez into Bill Callahan. Let’s see what he says and how this plays out.