Rich Rodriguez leaves WVU for Michigan

One of the reasons former Orange County quarterback Brad Starks chose to attend West Virginia University last year was because of the close relationship he had built with Head Coach Rich Rodriguez.
Rodriguez loved Starks' athletic ability, and redshirted him this season.
But when Starks finally gets an opportunity to play next year, it will be for a new coach.

On Saturday, Rodriguez told Starks and the rest of the Mountaineers that he has accepted the coaching job at the University of Michigan. In the past three years, Rodriguez went 32-and-5 with the Mountaineers.

The coach said he will not lead WVU in the Fiesta Bowl on January 2, when they play Oklahoma.

Sources say the deal will average in the range of $2.5-million per year, a half-a-million dollars more than his pay at West Virginia.

Last April, Michigan lured former West Virginia basketball coach John Belien away from Morgantown.


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