Rodriguez hiring at Arizona offers closure 

November, 22, 2011
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From the end, Rich Rodriguez was always going to coach again. When Michigan fired him in January, he was too young, too competitive and too good of a coach to be sidelined away from the sidelines for long.

So less than a year after he was fired, less than a year after he took a gig commentating on the sport he’d rather be coaching, Rodriguez is back in college football.

With Arizona hiring the former Michigan coach Monday night, it offers two things. For Rodriguez, it is a fresh start and a second chance. For Michigan, it is closure.

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