Michigan Officially Fires Rich Rodriguez

Michigan has made it official that they have fired Rich Rodriguez and have a 12:30 p.m. et press conference call. Now, if yesterday's reports are true then San Diego State's  

Brady Hoke could be next in line to take over the Michigan job. Michigan is expected to quickly make a hire and with signing day six weeks away they should try to get one in place sooner. According to SB Nation Detroit, if Michigan was going to fire Rodriquez 

they should have done so after their loss to Ohio State.

 

 

Here is the statement by Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon:

 

"I have completed a systematic and thorough review of our football program and believe that a change in leadership is necessary," Brandon said in a statement released by the university Wednesday morning. "We have not achieved at the level that I expect."

 

A change is coming and I still find it hard to believe that Hoke is their top choice mainly because the Michigan fans, alumni and boosters want a big name and Hoke does not fit that mold. 

Follow Mountain West Connection via Twitter and Facebook for news quick hits and random nonsense.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker