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I didn't last 10 seconds through that video before I exited out of it. Horrible.
Also my all time fav scUM week pic
"Tonight, my butt's sore." - Mike Krzyzewski 11-29-11
I always thought back then that it would be funny to make a movie preview. Start it out with footage of Lloyd Carr's resignation speech on a random TV. Then cut to a shot of a rugged young man watching television with his kids. He hollers to his wife in the kitchen (with a semi southern accent): "Honey, did you hear the news?" She peeks into the living room with a concerned look on her face. "What news?" Cut to a black screen with white words: "Based on the true story..." (words fade) "Of a man" (words fade) "who dreamt like there was no tomorrow..." (words fade) Cut to a shot of the young man drawing on a chalk board with chalk. Several varying shots of complex equations and algorithims. Closeup on the man's face. His expression slowly changes from a look of deep thought to the satisfied expression of an epiphany reached. His eyes widen. Flash to a scene with him talking with his wife. She looks concerned. She says, "There's too much at risk. We've got a good thing here!" He responds to her sternly, "But it could be better!" With tears in her eyes, she says "Nobody's ever done it before." He tries to assure her. "I could be the first. Please... I'm asking you please," (he drops to a knee) "Believe in me." Then cut to some random high school football field. Shot of some old overweight codger in a windbreaker with a whistle around his neck who says, "Son, you must be out of yer mind to think you can win with a spread offense in the Big Ten." (cut to the young man's face) "Maybe I am crazy. But I'm no coward." (A familiar inspirational tune starts playing in the background) Cut to scUM AD Dave Brandon saying "I'd like to introduce to you the University of Michigan's new football coach, Rich Rodriguez. Shot of the young man (Rich Rod) waving to the crowd. Cut to shot of Rich Rod on the sideline with his hands on one of his player's shoulders. He says to the player: "I know what it's like to feel like the world is crashing down on you. I know what it's like when nobody believes in you. But I'm telling you now: the great ones will overcome that adversity. I believe in you, Tate. But you've got to believe in yourself!" Cut to Dave Brandon's office. "3 years! 3 goddamn years I've given you and we're barely a .500 football team! I did not take this position to look like a fool. Get the big house in order, or I'll get it in order for you!" Cut to Rich Rod's home. His wife is worried. She says "Talk to me, Richie. What's going on?" Rich Rod looks very somber. He angrily yells "Stay out of my business! Just leave me the hell alone." Cut to front view of him running outside in the rain in the middle of the night. Voiceover from wife "I just don't know you anymore. You're not the man I married!" Shot of Rich Rod standing at a grave in a graveyard. Takes off his hat and says "Maybe you were right, coach. Maybe I was wrong after all." Cut to Michigan locker room with players looking grim before The Game. Rich Rod hangs his head. Then he mumbles "Just do what you can." One of his players steps forward and says "Beggin your pardon coach, but that's not good enough. You've always asked for our best and if it's all the same to you, that's what I plan to give today." Rich Rod looks up at the player as if he's realized the error of his ways. A faint smile creeps upon his face. He nods at that player. Cut to his team charging out of the locker room and onto the field. (climactic part of the inspirational song "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Grobin starts playing.) A loud ovation comes from the crowd and we see Rich Rod running in slow motion, waving to the crowd. Cut to shot of Rich Rod's wife in tears. She cries "I just can't do this anymore." Shot of Rich Rod looking sad and remorseful. He says "Please give me another chance darlin. I won't let you down," Shot of Rich Rod pulling his wife close to his chest. Voice over from Rich Rod: "I want to be a Michigan man." Fade to black screen with white letters and voice over from movie announcer "RICH ROD". This film has not yet been rated.
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