Rich Rodriguez is still Michigan's coach, but for how long? At least three of his assistants were on the road recruiting Tuesday, but it all could come to an end Wednesday when athletic director Dave Brandon has a second meeting with his coach.
In the meantime, here's where the situation stands:
Pete Bigelow, Ann Arbor.com: Rich Rod is receiving a raw deal from Michigan as the process drags on. He deserves the courtesy of an answer. And Michigan needs a coach, not another soap opera.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: It's hard to imagine Michigan keeping Rodriguez now, with all the speculation on top of NCAA sanctions on top of blowout losses on top of an 0-6 record versus rivals Ohio State and Michigan State. Then again, it's hard to figure why nothing officially has happened. Grab a seat and settle in, because in this theater of the absurd, the show is never over until it's mercifully over.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Even if Brandon can't deliver Jim Harbaugh as Rodriguez's successor, it's still better in the long-term for this storied program to sever ties with Rodriguez because it's important to send the message that the last three years were emphatically unacceptable.
David Mayo, Grand Rapids Press: Rodriguez simply was the wrong fit at the wrong time. Now, Michigan has to get the right fit.
Lynn Henning, Detroit News: Delaying Rodriguez's fate has put Michigan in a predicament.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Rich Rod would be wise to look to the East for his next job.
Tom Markowski, Detroit News: The Rich Rod saga could lead to recruiting losses.
Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune: A plus for Brady Hoke if he becomes Michigan's coach: A Google check shows 13 Costcos within a 50-mile radius of Ann Arbor, and the stores are where Hoke buys gas and often dines on the samples.
Michael Rosenberg, Detroit Free Press: Harbaugh is unlikely to leave Stanford for Michigan.