Rich Rodriguez

Grading College Football's New Coaches for 2012

Arizona's hire of Rich Rodriguez was one of the best in college football.
<p> Athlon grades college football's best and worst new coaching hires for 2012.</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science, but one can get a good snapshot of a coach by looking at his resume and previous experience. 

Rich Rodriguez: A Home-Run Hire for Arizona

The Wildcats have landed Rich Rodriguez as their next head coach.
<p> Arizona hit a home run with its hire of Rich Rodriguez as its next head coach.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

When Arizona decided to part ways with Mike Stoops, it desperately needed to make a splash with its next head coach. It’s easy to throw around the phrase “home-run hire” during coaching changes, but I feel confident using that term with the Wildcats’ hire of Rich Rodriguez.