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Rich Rodriguez Set To Become Next Arizona Wildcats Head Football Coach

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After a one year hiatus, it appears former West Virginia and Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez will be back on the sidelines.

According to an ESPN report, sources are indicating the 48-year old Rodriguez will be taking over the Arizona program from recently fired coach Mike Stoops. Stoops was 41-49 with Arizona and fired after the Wildcats began this season 1-5. He had been the coach since 2004, after coming up the ranks as an assistant at Iowa, Kansas State, and Oklahoma.

Rodriguez, a West Virginia alum, was head coach at West Virginia from 2001-07 and found success with his spread option attack, leading the Mountaineers to two BCS appearances, including a victory in the 2006 Sugar Bowl over Georgia.

Rodriguez then left for Michigan were he was just 15-22 in three seasons before being relieved of his job on January 5th, 2011. He has since spent the 2011 season working for CBS Sports.

Overall in his career, Rodriguez is 120-84-2 as a head coach.