Rich Rodriguez is OUT in Michigan, Andrew Luck begins to contemplate the NFL and Jim Harbaugh speculation begins.
The Michigan Wolverines football program finally let go of head coach Rich Rodriguez. After three seasons at the helm, and amid recent rumors that the coach was out, the announcement was finally made today.
Rodriguez had been meeting with Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon since early yesterday morning. When the meeting continued today, Rodriguez was dismissed from the program.
Andrew Luck's performance in the Discover Orange Bowl only fueled the draft speculation fire. Stanford's dominance of Virginia Tech is perhaps the best evidence that Luck will not be returning for his junior season with the Cardinal.
Les Miles was unable to attend an AT&T Cotton Bowl press conference due to downed power lines Wednesday, but that isn't the biggest story for the LSU head coach. With Rodriguez out in Michigan, whispers along the rumor wires say Miles may be interested in the job. For now, he will focus on getting the Tigers a BCS victory over Texas A&M.
Jim Harbaugh is likely NFL-bound, and it appears the most sensible selection is to remain in the Bay Area. Both the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers have vacancies, so Stanford faithful shouldn't be holding their breath.