Fox Sports in Detroit is reporting that Rich Rodriguez has been fired as head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines.
Rodriguez compiled a less than stellar 15-22 record during his three seasons after stepping in for Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines suffered their worst bowl beating in history in the recent Gator Bowl, a 52-14 throttling by Mississippi State.
Rodriguez emphasized offense in his approach at Michigan. The defense was putrid.
There were some questionable activities during the RichRod time at Michigan. The NCAA investigated allegations that he was violating practice hours limitations.
Now, Rodriguez is back in the market. With the head coaching job re-opening at Pitt, who knows? He might wind up back in his old backyard.