Rich Rodriguez earns contract extension after 1 season at Arizona
Earn a contract extension.
The former Wolverines coach went 8-5 in his first season at Arizona and beat Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl. He was rewarded Friday with a one-year contact extension by the Wildcats' Board of Regents, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Rodriguez also received a pay bump of $225,000, excluding bonuses and a retention fund, according to the report. He now will make $1.23 million annually in base pay, plus $795,000 for other obligations and a marketing deal.
"The job that he and his staff has done has been outstanding: coming in and making a tremendous impact on Arizona football, our athletic department and our university," athletic director Greg Byrne said, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Rodriguez went 15-22 in three seasons at Michigan, including a school-worst 3-9 in his first year. He was fired after the 2010 season.
This gig appears to be off to a much better start.
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