If you want to really succeed in life, make sure that you are mediocre.
That seems to be the sentiment as middling college football coaches continue to get job after job. The latest head coach to come out of the analyst booth and back to the sidelines is Rich Rodriguez.
Rich Rod flamed out in Michigan and will torch the Arizona Wildcats something fierce as well. There is a saying going around Wildcat circles recently, "It can only get better." You would think.
After a season in which they saw Mike Stoops pout during his final game in Arizona, things looked bright for Arizona as they beat UCLA in epic form. The Bruins were humiliated, and Arizona was able to hold their heads high for a week.
Well, it was immediately back to humbled means in the next few games, and it was clear Tim Kish wasn't the man.
So now we must beg the question: Is Rich Rodriguez the man? Well, it is clear what Arizona football is about to become, but I am not sure that you will like what you see when all of Rich Rod's changes are implemented.
We are going to see a team that can air it out with the best of them but can't stand to win the big game, as was the case in Ann Arbor.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, and that is what scares me most about Rodriguez taking over the Wildcats. You know what you are about to get, and it will surely be entertaining, but will lack substance.
Here are five reasons Rich Rod will fail again at Arizona.
Above photo taken from Tweet posted by University of Arizona Director of Athletics, Greg Byrne.