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No longer a Michigan man

Rodriguezx-large ---The end finally arrived for Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez leaves after three seasons as Michigan’s football coach — a tenure marked by far more turmoil than usual in Ann Arbor and far more losses than in decades.

Rodriguez struggled at Michigan after succeeding Lloyd Carr. The team was 3-9 and 5-7 before finishing 7-6 this past season.

He also was found guilty of violating NCAA rules regarding practice time and off-field activities. The school was hit with three years probation in the case.

Speculation centers on former Wolverines player Jim Harbaugh leaving Stanford to fill the opening. But the Free Press reported Tuesday that Harbaugh is unlikely go to Michigan.

---Rodney McKissic


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