Tuesday, November 22

Rich Rodriguez to be introduced as new Arizona football coach

Amy Sancetta/AP
Former Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez will take over at the University of Arizona, the school is set to announce Tuesday.

Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez will be introduced as the new football coach at the University of Arizona at a press conference on Tuesday, the university confirmed.
The announcement was first made by athletic director Greg Byrne on Twitter Monday night, with a tweet reading "And the new Arizona football coach and his family is …" and a link to a twitpic of Rodriguez, his wife and two children.
Rodriguez, 48, replaces interim head coach Tim Kish, who took over for Mike Stoops last month. Stoops was fired in his eighth year as head coach after the Wildcats began the season with a dismal 1-5 record.
The West Virginia graduate was also in contention for the Tulane University opening, but a source said he told them he wasn't interested as talks with Arizona began intensifying.
In addition to two seasons at Michigan, where he went 15-22, Rodriguez amassed a 60-26 record in five seasons at West Virginia. He has also coached at Salem and Glenville State. He has a career record of 120-84-2.
After being fired from Michigan at the end of the 2010-11 season, Rodriguez spent this season as an analyst at the CBS Sports Network.
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