So tumultuous, in fact, that Rodriguez used the following analogy at a speech in lovely Livonia last night:
"It's really kind of ironic that the New Orleans Saints overcame the hurricane a few years back," Rodriguez said, referring to Hurricane Katrina, which damaged large sections of the Gulf Coast in 2005. "I used to live and coach in New Orleans for a couple years, and I know how devastated that city is and how they overcome and rebuild the stadium and rebuild the program.
"And we've had a few hurricanes of our own. We had a big hurricane in August, and it kind of hit us like a ton of bricks. But you had 120 young men and a bunch of people on the staff that said this is not going to tear our program apart.
Probably not the best comparison he could have drawn, but surely he didn't mean to offend anyone. But, you never know how these things are going to play out in our world.
Harmless lapse or blatantly offensive?