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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: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Offensively this is a great hire for Arizona!  Should be able to get the right talent to run his scheme and be successful.  However, for RR, it will all come down to defense.  He has to find a stud DC!  Without a defense, he will be gone in three years.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Yea that shitttty offence is gonna work in the pac 12, it didnt work in the big 10. This guy has to be the biggest D-bag!!



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Michigan can't go to the Rose Bowl because the Big Ten champ will go there. If they beat OSU on Saturday they will either go to the Sugar Bowl or Fiesta Bowl.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Let's not forget what he did at Florida St. as the OC before West Virginia.  I look forward to a coach who has won before and who has some tools waiting for him in the box.  Matt Scott has played well when given the chance, a stocked WR corps, very good young RB and a now veteran O-line.  As long as he makes a great hire as his DC, I think we're in great shape.  Go 'Cats!!!



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Not a fan of Rich Rod on an ethical basis (screwed WVU and his problem at Michigan) but he is a good coach. His problem at Michigan was in hiring Greg Robinson for defensive coordinator. Arizona fans, I hope he doesn't make the same mistake twice - for your sake. He'll provide the offensive power. Look at Michigan now. Brady Hoke is having success largely because of Coach Rod's players. He tweaked the defense and now they are in the hunt for the Rose Bowl and should easily beat THE ohio state "suckeyes" for the first time since 2003. Not a Big Blue fan either but can't think of a better team to beat. GO BLUE!




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Now if he had stayed at WVU he would be headed to the Big 12 now!



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

I'm so glad Arizona hired Rich Rod. Not because I'm an Arizona fan it's because It's been reported for months that Ariozona was going after Sumlin from Houston. We need to do all we can to keep Sumlin here at Houston. Go Coogs



Since: May 9, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Why is this on the MLB page as breaking news? Looks like it has nothing to do with baseball.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Michigan fan wishing Rich Rodriguez the best in Arizona!!!  Thank you to you and Rita Rodriguez and for your efforts and time spent devoted to not only Michigan Football, but the Charles Stewart Mott Children's Hospital on the campus of the University of Michigan!!! 



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Good for Rich.He will have a much easier time getting his kind of player out there.Alot Michigan sucess this year is because of what Rich brought to No wearsville Ann-Arbor.I can see it now in the Rose Bowl Zona vs Michigan.Now that would be sweet Rich going against Horse Head Hoke.Ha,Ha


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