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Arizona hires Rich Rodriguez as coach

Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2011 8:34 pm
 
Rich Rodriguez will be the next head football coach at Arizona, athletic director Greg Byrne has announced on his Twitter account.

He's expected to bring several of his assistants from Michigan and West Virginia with him to Tucson.

The 48-year-old Rodriguez, who was fired after three seasons at Michigan, had spent the past season working as a college football analyst for CBS. At Michigan, he went 15-22. Before his turbulent stint in Ann Arbor, he coached his alma mater West Virginia to a 60-26 record in seven seasons. His final three seasons, he led the Mountaineers to top 12 finishes and two BCS bowl games.

Rodriguez will take over an Arizona team that is 3-8. The school fired Mike Stoops at midseason.
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Since: Mar 25, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Shouldn't the headline read "Arizona to FIRE Rich Rodriguez as coach." It will only be a matter of time!!



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

And I can't take myself seriously, said Florida St. instead of Clemson!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Rodriguez???  NO!!  NO!!!  NO!!!

If true I think I may have to go throw up!!



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Arizona's not expected to win a NC or even a Pac-12 title so maybe this move works out. Or maybe RR just wants to work on his tan. 



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

BEAR DOWN!!!! GO CATS!!!!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

As much as I would love for the reports to be inaccurate, CBS is not the first to report this. The AZ republic and ESPN are both covering it. The AP does not publish stories without solid backing...CBS might but the AP doesn't


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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:26 pm
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Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

GoBlue: You must not have watched much Wildcat football. Their problem wasn't putting points on the board. Nick Foles was throwing for 3-4 TDS and 300-400 yards most games. The Defense is garbage, special teams is awful, and their coaching was bad. So if Rich Rod's strength is the only area the Cats currently don't need a lot of help in (granted, they probably will after Foles leaves)...I'm not that excited.

And Michigan was awful under Rich Rod. This is a school that should never be 15-22 over three years. You almost have to try to be that bad there. What happened to Belotti? Stupid hire, AZ. Might as well have just kept Stoops.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Not sure how to take you seriously when Brady Hoke runs the spread and Arizona has run the spread for a few years now.



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Arizona ever called Michigan and West Virginia to inquire about Richie Rich??? West Virginia was happy he went to the Big House the way he ran the football program, then the spread didn't work in the Big 10. I'm hoping he's humbled as he's known for his arrogance pretty close to "foul mouth" Urban Meyer. 'Zona you really though Stoops was bad, wait til you meet Rich during spring practice '12. You'll find out what West Virginia and Michigan went through. Ever since Dick Tomey left town the Wildcats haven't gotten back to the top of Pac-12. Will the spread offense work for Arizona? Rich never cares about having stellar defenses.


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