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Posted at 4:25 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

Rich Rodriguez breaks silence on firing by Michigan

By Cindy Boren

Rich Rodriguez, fired Wednesday after three seasons as coach at the University of Michigan, issued a statement today that said:

"I am proud of the dedication and commitment exhibited by the coaching staff and student-athletes who have represented the University of Michigan football program over the last three seasons. While I am disappointed to depart Ann Arbor before we were able to reach the level of success we had in our sights, I am confident that the players who remain have the potential to do great things and to return the Wolverines to greatness. I would like to thank our fans and our student body for their tremendous support. There is great passion for Michigan football and I have made lifelong friends through this experience."

By Cindy Boren  | January 6, 2011; 4:25 PM ET
Categories:  College football  
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