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Rich Rodriguez Takes Over At Arizona

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Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne tweeted today that he had chosen Rich Rodriguez to replace Mike Stoops as the Arizona football coach.

Stoops went 41-50 in seven-plus seasons at the Pac-12 school. Rodriguez had turned West Virginia into a national program, taking the Mountaineers to two BCS bowls. He was hired at Michigan where he never fit in, and was fired after three years with a 15-22 record as the Wolverines head man.

Reports indicate that Arizona went after former Oregon Coach Mike Bellotti, but he declined the offer.