Michigan president says Rodriguez was wrong choice

Mary Sue Coleman admits Rich Rodriguez was wrong decision when hired as football coach

Published On: May 13 2012 05:09:42 AM EDT   Updated On: May 13 2012 05:35:19 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. -

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.