From Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com. And I agree that Dave Brandon could not have been too happy with this at the football banquet…
"It may seem kind of cheesy, sappy, what have you," Rodriguez said. "I've been listening to it the last couple of weeks and kind of gets the mood we're in right now."
As the song concluded, Rodriguez grabbed the hands of his wife, Rita, and the night's emcee, Frank Beckmann, and raised them above his head. Several seconds passed before others on the dais, including [athletic director Dave] Brandon and the entire Wolverines team, followed suit.
"I came here three years ago, leaving my comfort zone, because I thought this was a great opportunity," he said. "I knew after being on the job for a few months there were going to be some challenges. And more come out in front of us. We never ran away from it. It's going to happen, and it's going to happen in a big way. I wish it happened yesterday, last year, the first year. Believe me, my life would be a lot easier."