The two-year anniversary of Rich Rodriguez's hiring as the Arizona Wildcats football coach is approaching, which means his failed three-year run with the Michigan Wolverines is further in the past.
Rich Rod is moving so quickly toward success with the Arizona Wildcats football program that he no longer can see the Michigan Wolverines in his rear-view mirror.
The Arizona Wildcats football coach, his team bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years already, is over his Michigan Wolverines experience faster than you can say "Ka'Deem Carey".
Although Rich Rod last coached the Wolverines in 2010, his name still surfaces in Michigan media reports and Wolverine fan comments in blogs and articles. Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp wrote Monday that Michigan fans will use Rich Rod as an excuse for the Wolverines' current struggles under Brady Hoke.
While the Arizona Wildcats football coach might still serve as a punching bag for the Wolverines faithful, he is punching his ticket toward savior status in Tucson.
The reasons for why Rich Rod has gotten over the Michigan Wolverines range from his record with the Arizona Wildcats to the quality of Mexican food in Tucson. Carey's national prominence, Arizona's new facilities and the lack of pressure to succeed now are more reasons why his Michigan experience is nothing more than a hidden scar.
The following is a look at the prime examples for why Rich Rod isn't blue about not being part of the "Go Blue" experience any longer.