Tuesday, January 4, 2011

BREAKING: Rich Rodriguez Fired At Michigan, Team Meeting Postponed

For Michigan fans, the end of the Rich Rodriguez era is here. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon decided to fire Rodriguez in a meeting between the two Tuesday afternoon.

It his contract with the University of Michigan, Rodriguez is due a $2.5 million buyout should the University fire him. They have and the check is in the mail.

A team meeting is scheduled for 7:00pm tonight.

Here's Rich Rodriguez's legacy at Michigan.

* A record of 15-22 overall and 6-18 in the Big Ten. He lost all three of his games to Michigan State and Ohio State.

* An end to Michigan’s streak of playing in a bowl every season since 1975. He missed a bowl each of his first two seasons and this season lost to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl, 52-14, the worst bowl loss in school history.

* The first losing season at Michigan in more than 40 years. His first team went 3-9; Michigan's last losing season, at 4-6, had come under Bump Elliott in 1967.

* Three years of NCAA probation for five major violations. The storied program had never been on probation. (Source: Detroit Free Press)


You think Jim Harbaugh is a candidate? Well the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Harbaugh would not accept an offer if it became available.

Michigan could turn to Brady Hoke at San Diego State or Les Miles at LSU, both are Michigan alums.

The college coaching carousal has just spun out of control with one of college football's brand names searching for a coach.

Photo Courtesy:KIRTHMON F. DOZIER/Detroit Free Press

1815 UPDATE: Michigan has postponed the players meeting after coach Rich Rodriguez met with AD Brandon.

Rodriguez normally holds the meeting the night before classes resume each semester. Defensive back James Rogers told the local press that the meeting was rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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