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Rumor Mill indicates RichRod won’t take Tulane job

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The rumors connecting former West Virginia and Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez to Tulane can probably be put to bed.

A few weeks ago, the Wave Report tweeted that Rodriguez was seen as a top candidate for the open job following the firing of Bob Toledo. Rodriguez was an offensive coordinator at Tulane under Tommy Bowden from 1997-98. Word then spread that Rodriguez was reportedly in attendance to see the Green Wave get housed by Houston 73-17  on Nov. 10.

However, it doesn’t look like Rodriguez will return to his former employer. Football Rumor Mill’s Twttier account reports “Multiple sources indicate former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez unlikely to accept Tulane job“, noting also that focus may be shifting to former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster.

Regardless of how interested either side really was, Rodriguez — and this is not to say Tulane is a bad job — can do better than Tulane. He had a successful run at West Virginia (although his overall W/L record shows he’s a .500 coach without Pat White), and truthfully, didn’t fit in at Michigan from Day 1. His scheme didn’t translate to success in the Big Ten and it probably wouldn’t mesh in the SEC.

But there will be job openings at BCS programs at season’s end and it’s hard to imagine RichRod won’t be on the short list of at least a few of them. He’s only been out of coaching for one year. Trust us, his name is still hot.

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9 Responses to “Rumor Mill indicates RichRod won’t take Tulane job”
  1. smartbutlazy says: Nov 21, 2011 3:44 PM

    We will take him at Kansas. Gill has recruited some good athletes, he just doesn’t know how to coach them. I think RR’s system would work in the Big XII, and it would kind of jump start a rivalry with WVU to replace the Border War.

  2. bozosforall says: Nov 21, 2011 3:55 PM

    Kansas isn’t much better than Tulane, dumbandlazy.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Nov 21, 2011 4:00 PM

    Brewster would be a good pick for Tulane. He has ties to the fertile recruiting nearby in Texas. better pick than rich rod.

  4. trick321 says: Nov 21, 2011 4:28 PM

    Urban Meyer to Ohio State
    Al Golden to Penn State
    Rich Rodriguez to Miami

    Miami will be the Oregon of the east coast, only BETTER because they will have Miami talent…. think about a backfield with player like Denard Robinson (from South Fla.) at QB, and a player Lamar Miller, Mike Bellamy, CJ Spiller, Noel Devine, etc. at RB, and then Fla. WRs like Sammy Watkins. It will work in the south where the smaller, faster players are less likely to take a beating. Games in the southeast usually look like track meets, and if the players know they can play in a truly explosive offense, there will be no problem recruiting. Even if RichRod did bring that crappy 3-3-5 defense with him, it would probably do a lot better against pass-happy teams like FSU than smashmouth teams like Wisconsin and Ohio State. If your recruiting base has SPEED, then you need to hire a guy that can take advantage of that!!!

  5. utteke says: Nov 21, 2011 4:32 PM

    Of course he won’t take the Tulane job. RR is a Michigan man through and through…

  6. harleyspoon says: Nov 21, 2011 4:38 PM

    TRICK321, That LSU-Bama was a real track meet, wasn’t it?

  7. fitz66 says: Nov 21, 2011 5:29 PM

    Arizona.

  8. potomaccrafter says: Nov 21, 2011 5:46 PM

    well in the other 10 games this year Bama averages over 38 ppg, and LSU over 40 ppg, so I’d say they have capable offenses if that’s what you’re getting at.. but it sounds like you might be a Pac 12 or Big 12 fan so you might be unfamiliar with the concept of defensive speed

  9. drummerhoff says: Nov 21, 2011 5:51 PM

    I have a very hard time believe RR’s name is still hot and anyone who says, “Trust me”, in my experience, can’t be trusted.

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