Ryan & Rico Ryan & Rico Home Ryan and Rico > UM beat writer Rod Beard: Too soon to celebrate? UM beat writer Rod Beard: Too soon to celebrate? Posted on 1/26/2014 1:10:00 PM play pause mute unmute (i18n me!) Update required. To play this media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Detroit News beat writer Rod Beard treads through Michigan's next challenges as they become serious contenders for the title.