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Braylon Edwards On Rich Rodriguez: 'He's Past The Hot Seat'

It's nothing different than what you might hear from any Michigan football fan these days. But when a star former Wolverine says this coming season will be "make or break" for head coach Rich Rodriguez, it's worth noting.

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, whose celebrity charity basketball game is this Saturday in Ann Arbor, spoke his mind about the current state of the Michigan football program.

From the Detroit News:

"He's past the hot seat, and he has to make it work," said Edwards, who threw out the first pitch for Thursday's Tigers-Nationals game at Comerica Park. "If he can't -- me being one of the alumni guys -- I want someone that can make it work. We've been patient. If it doesn't go right this year, we'll have to find a guy that can make it work with that winged helmet."

Edwards also doesn't have much patience for those who say Rodriguez needs time to bring in players who fit his system. A program with Michigan's profile, in his view, can get the best athletes in the country every year.

Doors open at Crisler Arena for Edwards' celebrity basketball game at 7 p.m. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. (You can see the rosters for each team here.)