Arizona Nation welcomes Rich Rodriguezby Christopher C. Wuensch on Nov. 22, 2011, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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Current and former University of Arizona athletes are always making news and not always in traditional mediums. We scoured the Internet and found Wildcats online by visiting these lynx…
RICH RODRIGUEZ EDITION
“And the new Arizona football coach and his family is…….”
“So excited about #RichRod being named the new coach. Gonna do great things for this program. #BearDown”
- Arizona mascot Wilbur
“Congratulations to new head football coach Rich Rodriguez. Welcome to the U of A Coach!”
- UA Baseball coach Andy Lopez
“Glad they seem to have a solid replacement for Stoops. Excited to see what he bring to the ever so great Wildcats!! Good work by @Greg_Byrne”
- Jacksonville Jaguar and ex-Wildcat wide receiver Mike Thomas
Now that the University of Arizona has a new head football coach, the task to fill out his coaching staff begins. Think you got what it takes to stalk the sidelines in the Old Pueblo? Criteria includes:
* Recruiting of potential student-athletes.
* Academic monitoring of student-athletes.
* Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
UA Athletic Director Greg Byrne doesn’t appear too concerned that there are at least four variations of “Fire Rich Rodriguez” Facebook pages from the coach’s Michigan days — and that two of them have more fans than RichRod’s community page. And what’s with the “I Hate Rich Rodriguez” page? Why is it listed as a “Local Business?” We’ll opt to keep things positive. Check out Rodriguez’ community Facebook page here.
Mike Stoops is out. Rich Rodriguez and his 120-84-2 career record is in. That means the Twitter account @FakeMikeStoops’ search for a new handle has come to an end. Why we never got an @FakeInterimTimKish is beyond me. His language can be a bit salty at times, his posts oft-crude, but @TheDickRod is a satire Twitter feed that is a must follow.
Need a crash course on who Rich Rodriguez is? Check out his bio on Wikipedia here…just know that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. For example, actor Samuel L. Jackson was listed as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for a spell this autumn.
“This is my final coaching stop, I hope to be able to do this another 12-15 years.”
Hear that and the rest of Rich Rodriguez’ welcome-to-Arizona press conference today at McKale Center…
Video posted by ESPNTucson