The announcement came from Athletic Director Greg Byrne, who cheekily tweeted:
“And the new Arizona football coach and his family is ...” along with a photo of him and Rodriguez — in an Arizona baseball cap — along with Rodriguez’s wife and two children.
The school has scheduled a press conference for later in the day. Rodriguez, 48, is 120-84-2 in 18 seasons as a head coach. He was 60-26 over seven seasons at West Virginia, his alma mater. He was 15-22 in three seasons at Michigan and was fired after the Wolverines’ Gator Bowl loss.
Arizona fired Mike Stoops last month.
And the new Arizona football coach and his family is....... http://t.co/kiCBPDdO
Shortly after midnight, Byrne added, via Twitter: “We just landed in Tucson w/Coach Rodriguez, his family & @wildcatmamma #BearDown
(FYI, @wildcatmamma is Byrne’s wife Regina.)