College Football Insider

Arizona's Rich Rodriguez up for contract extension

Arizona has approved Rich Rodriguez's raise of $225,000 per year and one-year extension. CBSSports.com reported Thursday afternoon that Rodriguez was up for a contract extension after an 8-5 debut season with the Wildcats.

Rodriguez, who signed a five-year, $9.55-million contract in December 2011, finished last season with a 39-36 win over USC, a 54-48 overtime loss to Stanford and a 49-48 comeback win over Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl. Arizona's recruiting class finished 45th nationally this week, according to 247Sports.com.

After previous stops at West Virginia and Michigan, Rodriguez aims to change Arizona's standing as the only old Pac-10 team not to appear in a Rose Bowl.

Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and UCLA's Jim Mora Jr. are among first-year coaches already with extensions after year one.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

July 29, 2014
Jim Irsay punishment (1:45)
1 July 29, 2014
Five things to know about the Texans
(1:50)
2 July 29, 2014
Hoyer ready for season
(1:48)
3 July 29, 2014
Ravens fans cheer Ray Rice
(4:01)

Latest

Most Popular