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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.
Comments

Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

He was not the right fit at Michigan lets hope he is for Arizona!




Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Rich will do well in Arizona



Go Blue! 



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

He was given three years at Michigan and set the program back three more years.  In just a short time, Brady Hoke has the decimated Michigan Defense playing solid football.  Good luck to Arizona, but Rich Rod is a one trick pony.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Good luck Arizona you thought you had a bad coach now just wait until RR gets there! LOL



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

Great fit for that conference - no question.   Just didn't work in the Big Ten



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

It is true there is a sucker born every minute. Either that or he is working for nothing. This guy is one of the biggest phonies ever to coach. He got by on his assistants at WVU. Then you saw what he was at Michigan. When it comes to coaching defense he is one of the worst. He couldn't coach wild dogs to eat raw meat.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Arizona to hire Rich Rodriguez as coach

You guys are just a bunch of haters.  This is a great hire for Zona. 



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Arizona close to landing Rich Rodriguez

As a huge U of M fan, I can only wish Rich Rod all the best. He will turn that program around and bring a lot of excitment along the way. The man may have not been a great fit at Michigan, but what he was asked to do with the players he was left with was not a small task. Yes he made a few mistakes at Michigan and he will be the first to admit it, but the guy can coach offense, I just hope he gets a good defensive coordinator.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Arizona close to landing Rich Rodriguez

RichRod did a great job at WVU. He was just a bad fit at Michigan. The PAC 12 is the kind of place a guy like him can excel in.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Arizona close to landing Rich Rodriguez

Hail to the Victors! UM's gain is Arizona's loss! lol


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