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Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

Posted on: January 4, 2011 2:46 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Following another lackluster season and his team's embarrassing 52-14 loss in the Gator Bowl on Saturday, questions swirled around Rich Rodriguez about whether he'd be back at Michigan next season. Now, it appears those questions have been answered.

According to Fox 2 in Detroit, Rich Rodriguez was fired today after a short meeting with athletic director Dave Brandon this afternoon. Michigan players were reportedly scheduled for a team meeting this evening to learn about Rodriguez's future with the program; such a meeting would probably be unnecessary now, with the news out.

[UPDATE: The Detroit Free Press is also reporting that Brandon will fire Rodriguez.]

Rodriguez's tenure at Michigan, then, will stand as follows: 15-22 overall record, 6-18 Big Ten record, and a litany of off-field problems including Michigan's first major NCAA violations. It's probably not much of a stretch for Brandon to declare those results unfit for Michigan football.

24 hours ago, any replacement talk would have started with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh (a former Michigan quarterback), but reports came out late last night that Harbaugh was extremely unlikely to leave Stanford for Michigan. Who that leaves as a potential replacement now is, at this point, anybody's guess.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:24 am
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2011 12:42 am
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

AES - Let me clarify what I'm saying. Yes, the kids from Michigan will come because of the tradition. Michigan is one of top 5 schools in country as far as fine football tradition. Bama still got most of the top talent in the state because of tradition even when we sucked. What I'm saying is the game has changed. To win NCs you have to recruit on a national level. There just isn't that many areas where you can recruit one area and field a team full of 4 and 5 star athletes. A 5 star kid from Florida, Arizona, Texas etc, (you catch my drift) isn't coming to Michigan because they won a national championship in 1998. They will come if the chances are good the coach can help them to the next level. As bad as I hate it, that is what cf has become. 



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

I am not too surprised by this decision as it wasn't a matter of "if" but "when".  However, what I am surprised at is Harbaugh's claim that he likely will not take over the Wolverines.

If that story is true, does anyone have an idea of who would/should replace Rich Rod?  Because I honestly thought Harbaugh was the only logical choice for the Michigan job...



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

Fox 2 is now stating that Rich Rod will address the team tommorow followed by a press conf. to announce he is no longer coach. These are 20ish year old young men. I would think they will be up late tonight regardless and if this is the case, they should handle things today. Another day losing recruits and no direction. Turning into a worse nightmare than 3 years ago.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

Greg Robinson's a whack job.



Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

Robinson is gone even if RR stays ...maybe RR gets to stay ONLY if he lets the def staff go and GRob just found out RR screwed him to keep his job......I want to point out again ESPN etc gave a lot of air time to the RR is fired story based on ONE local media persons report with ZERO confimation from any other source,that's bad journalism



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

They should have asked DicRod to stay as offensive coordinator, he recruits well and he would be a great coach with a better head coach and a real Defensive Coordinator who doesn't rub stuffed animals on his players!!!



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

You all  delusional if you think Harbaugh was ever coming to Michigan.



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Reports: Rich Rodriguez fired at Michigan

Now hearing Greg Robinson was seen leaving campus upset and refusing to talk to anyone.


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