Rich Rodriguez Failed To Turn Michigan Into A Powerhouse
Rich Rodriguez spent three seasons as the head coach for the University of Michigan. The school hired him after he coached the West Virginia Mountaineers to six-straight winning seasons. Bringing a spread-style offense with him, Rodriguez never adjusted his coaching style to his new players. As a result, the Wolverines went 3-8 in his first season.
In his second season, the team saw minor improvements and went 5-7. The next year they went 7-6, but the winning record wasn’t enough to keep Rodriguez around, whose relationship with players and administrators had crumbled.