Rich Rodriguez of Michigan was one of the worst coach hirings the NCAA has seen in quite some time. Not only did various legal allegations spur up, but Rodriguez has also proved to be overrated in his coaching abilities. After three straight successful seasons in Morgantown, R-Rod hasn't delivered in Ann Arbor, a mecca of college football.
It's not easy to transition to the pageantry when switching to legit "big-time" college football. Ann Arbor is in fact rich in history and has that patent attached to it that Morgantown does not. Rodriguez, seen by many as the best kept secret in college football at the time with his spread option offense, has not been what Michigan paid for.
While his spread option has worked for many QBs, including Michigan's Denard Robinson, it hasn't brought titles back to Michigan. For what it's worth, Rodriguez may go down as the worst coach in Michigan Wolverines' football history. Considering this program is the all-time NCAA D-1 leader in wins, this is utterly unacceptable.
Here are five reasons why Michigan's Rich Rodriguez is a lame duck.