Michigan hired Rich Rodriguez as their new football coach, he was scheduled to be introduced as the Wolverines coach at a news conference Monday. Rodriguez replaces retiring coach Lloyd Carr.
“I am thrilled to have Rich Rodriguez as Michigan’s new coach,” athletic director Bill Martin wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “Rich brings an exciting brand of football to Michigan Stadium. We welcome the entire Rodriguez family to Ann Arbor.”
Rich Rodriguez made nearly $1.8 million this season, according to a recent USA Today survey of college coaches. He has won at least 10 games in each of the past three seasons, including two BCS bowl trips, seemed to fit the matching criteria.