Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bye Rich Rod

No More Michigan's Man

Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez has been dismissed, according to Detroit-area media reports, but athletic director Dave Brandon says no decision has been made.

Fox 2 TV and the Detroit Free Press cited sources as saying Rodriguez was fired after his third season ended with a school-record 38-point loss in the Gator Bowl.

But Brandon told ESPN's Desmond Howard that he has not made a decision on the future of Rodriguez. Brandon and Rodriguez met Tuesday afternoon for four hours at Brandon's house and, according to a source close to Rodriguez, are set to meet again Wednesday to discuss the embattled coach's future.

Michigan postponed Tuesday night's players meeting. Rodriguez traditionally holds the meeting the night before classes resume each semester. Defensive back James Rogers said the meeting was rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

No Defense Under Rodriguez
Rich Rodriguez's defenses declined in each of his three seasons as coach. In 2010, the Michigan defense allowed more than 450 yards per game.

Michigan officials also denied the reports surrounding Rodriguez's future, saying in a statement, "This is media speculation at this point. The definitive voice on this matter is Brandon and he has not and will not speak publicly until a final decision has been made."

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