Michigan president says Rodriguez was wrong choice
Mary Sue Coleman admits Rich Rodriguez was wrong decision when hired as football coach
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman says the school made the wrong choice when it hired Rich Rodriguez as its football coach.
Coleman made the comment Friday following a question on the topic during a Rotary Club event in Flint.
Rodriguez was fired last year after compiling a 15-22 record over his three seasons.
Coleman says Rodriguez was "a hot, young coach with a different approach," but that the decision to hire him ultimately was the wrong one.
The Flint Journal quotes Coleman as saying she's "very happy" that Rodriguez has a new job as head coach at Arizona and she wishes him luck.
Coleman also said she's pleased with current coach Brady Hoke, saying he and his "Midwestern ethos" are a better fit for the school.