Rich Rodriguez: 'It's natural' to expect a Year 2 turnaround
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said "it's natural" to look at the turnaround he engineered in his second year at West Virginia and expect the same thing at Michigan."But it’s a different scenario," Rodriguez said. "The biggest difference is I had a quarterback that was my starter the first year, Rasheed Marshall, who had gotten hurt but he had at least started some games and he came back and was very talented and fit the system."
Rodriguez went 3-8 in his first season at West Virginia, then led the Mountaineers to nine wins and a Continental Tire Bowl berth in 2002.
After last year's 3-9 season, the Wolverines are hoping for a similar success this year.
"There are some parallels," Rodriguez said. "And we draw on that, not from the standpoint of it’s going to be the same. It ain’t the same, everything’s different. But having been through it before, we’re not panicking and know that the process is in place and it’ll be all right."