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Report: Rich Rodriguez to take over Arizona football program

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman broke the news on Twitter that the University of Arizona will announce that former Michigan and West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez will be its next head coach.

From Feldman's blog post ...

Rich Rodriguez will be the next head football coach at Arizona, according to several sources.

He's expected to bring several of his assistants from Michigan and West Virginia with him to Tucson.

The 48-year-old Rodriguez, who was fired after three seasons at Michigan, had spent the past season working as a college football analyst for CBS. At Michigan, he went 15-22. Before his turbulent stint in Ann Arbor, he coached his alma mater West Virginia to a 60-26 record in seven seasons. His final three seasons, he led the Mountaineers to top 12 finishes and two BCS bowl games.

Rodriguez will take over an Arizona team that is 3-8. The school fired Mike Stoops at midseason.Obviously, Arizona dared to dream by offering Urban Meyer its head coaching job. But getting Rodriguez as the runner up is a pretty good coup.