You can excuse fans of the Michigan Wolverines who don’t exactly look back fondly on the time that legendary coach Lloyd Carr‘s successor spent in Ann Arbor.
Rich Rodriguez spent three seasons as head coach of Michigan after a successful tenure at West Virginia. And let’s just say, things didn’t work out as planned. A 15-22 overall record combined with NCAA violations was enough to set him out to pasture in favor of Brady Hoke, though Rodriguez said the plan was to be back in contention by year four – something he never got to experience.
“We thought by the fourth year that we were going to be really good, and they were pretty good. I just wasn’t around to see it,” Rodriguez joked.