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UP, DOWN, ALL AROUND
ANDY STAPLES
December 05, 2011
Before his disastrous turn at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez achieved success wherever he coached, particularly at West Virginia from 2001 to '07. But a closer look reveals two sides to his record.
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December 05, 2011

Up, Down, All Around

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Before his disastrous turn at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez achieved success wherever he coached, particularly at West Virginia from 2001 to '07. But a closer look reveals two sides to his record.

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1988

Rodriguez takes over as coach at Salem (W.Va.) College at age 24, becoming the youngest head coach in the country.

1990

Rodriguez takes the helm at Glenville State, where he eventually wins four straight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles.

1997

Tulane coach Tommy Bowden hires Rodriguez as his offensive coordinator, and the Green Wave goes 12--0 in 1998.

1999

Rodriguez follows Bowden to Clemson. In 2000, QB Woody Dantzler (left) runs for 947 yards and passes for 1,691; the Tigers go 9--3.

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