|West Virginia's Rich Rodriguez introduced as Michigan's coach|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 17 December 2007 04:22|
And the feeling is mutual.
Rodriguez, who flirted with the Alabama job a year ago, said it took a job of Michigan's stature for him to leave his home state and alma mater.
``It was a very difficult decision to leave a place where I grew up,'' Rodriguez said during his introductory news conference Monday morning. ``It was going to take a very special opportunity and a very special place and I think that's what this is.''
The 44-year-old Rodriguez represents the first head coach to come outside the ``Michigan family'' as athletic director Bill Martin put it, since Bo Schembechler in 1969.