Rich Rodriguez: Michigan Will Conduct National Search to Replace Rich Rod
Rich Rodriguez was officially dismissed from the University of Michigan football program today, following two days of meeting with Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon.
Rodriguez finished his tenure with the Wolverines at 15-22 over three seasons, including a 2010 campaign which finished at 7-6 and ended in a 52-14 loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.
His sub-.500 record is overshadowed by NCAA sanctions stemming from practice and training violations from Rodriguez's staff. The result was three year's probation for the program.
Brandon scheduled a press conference on Wednesday for 12:30 pm ET to discuss the state of the football program under the direction of head coach Rich Rodriguez, and the the coach was officially dismissed.
The list of replacement candidates include Stanford's Jim Harbaugh, although he may be focused solely on the NFL. Les Miles' name is in the mix, although discussions on that front will likely intensify after LSU takes on Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Mike Leach's name is everywhere as a replacement lately, but his pending lawsuit issues may hang up contract talks.
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