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Sports Illustrated: Rich Rodriguez’s first 48 hours

Rich Rodriguez

Rich Rodriguez tries on a sombrero during halftime of Saturday's game. Photo by Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE

The hiring of Rich Rodriguez is national news.

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples was imbedded for the first 48 hours as the Arizona Wildcats introduced Rodriguez as their head football coach and he navigated the challenges of making the right first impression.

It was enough for two stories — the story of the magazine and an on-line companion piece.

In the on-line piece, Staples writes how deputy athletic director Rocky LaRose advised Rodriguez to “Don’t say you don’t like spicy food.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Rodriguez told me he doesn’t really have the stomach for spicy food — but his family does.

Anyway, check out the both of the pieces from Staples — informative and entertaining.

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