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Rich Rodriguez named Pac-12 Coach of the Year the same day Brady Hoke is fired

But Rodriguez is still not a Michigan man.

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Michigan fired coach Brady Hoke Tuesday after a second straight subpar season. This year, the Wolverines finished 5-7, despite having lots of blue-chip talent. So now Michigan will embark on its third coaching search in less than a decade.

Ironically, Hoke was fired on the same day that former coach Rich Rodriguez won the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award.

While Rodriguez was never very successful at Michigan, he also never really had the support of the fan base, in part because he was not a "Michigan Man." This year, he started a freshman at quarterback and won the Pac-12 South, beating both Oregon and Arizona State in the process.

Man, he seems like a good coach. Maybe Michigan should take a run at him.