Rich Rodriguez Fired: Thanks Rich Rod, It Was Awesome

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IIJanuary 4, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 20:  Defensive Cordinator Greg Robinson of the Michigan Wolverines reats with Head coach Rich Rodriguez looking on while playing the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconsin won the game 48-28.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Thanks for the memories, Rich Rodriguez.

As a Penn State fan, I'm crying a little inside after reading reports that my favorite coach is leaving the University of Michigan to go to [er, who else will take him? Probably Pitt] after being fired by the boys in Ann Arbor.

His 15-22 record obviously upset some people. If you're a Michigan fan, it must have been frustrating. Last season they got to believe a little with Denard Robinson. They got to forget a lot with namesake Greg Robinson, who ran the world's worst defense.

But if you're Jim Tressel or Joe Paterno or a Michigan State fan, you're weeping a little to see RichRod go. After all, they were 9-0 against the Wolverines with Rodriguez in charge.

According to Twitter rumors, Les Miles is being talked about as a possibility.

If you remember his press conference the last time the Michigan job was talked about, Les Miles threw his toys out of the pram at a SEC Championship game press conference.

We can only wonder if he'll do it again on January 7, soaked in Gatorade after his team crushes Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

But Rich, it's been an adventure.