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CBS Hires Former WVU Coach Rich Rodriguez

Former West Virginia football coach Rich Rodriguez has taken a college football broadcasting position with CBS, the Associated Press reports, noting that he had already worked for the network a few months ago during its National Signing Day coverage.

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Rodriguez was dismissed from his position as head football coach at the University of Michigan in January. Things didn't go so well for him there, as the Wolverines posted a 3-9 record in his first season. They then went 5-7 in 2009, including a 1-7 record in the Big Ten, and 7-5 in 2010, getting crushed by Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. 

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Due to his departure to Michigan and the circumstances of that departure, Rodriguez is a villain for most WVU fans, who reacted with glee to his struggles at Michigan. But he led the Mountaineers to an 11-1 record in 2005 and 11-2 records in 2006 and 2007, during a period in which the program seemed to have more national prominence than it does now. There was uncertainty in WVU's own head coaching position in the past week after Bill Stewart was forced to resign, and some fans even suggested the Mountaineers bring RichRod back to replace him.

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