Originally Posted by WVRed
I posted pretty much the same link in the UK thread, as Rodriguez was somebody I wanted at Kentucky.
I think Rodriguez does well in Arizona. He was in over his head at Michigan and I think will have an easier path to prominence in the Pac-12 as opposed to the SEC. I think he would be fine with playing second fiddle to a basketball program and getting his own recruits. Going to be fun seeing him recruit California though.
He's a fish out of water in Arizona IMO. I don't think his "bravado" is going to go over well there, I don't think he's got the contacts he would at an ACC, CUSA, Big East type position in rcruiting. He should have probably waited a little bit longer to see what the coaching carousel offered even if he ended up at a UAB type position because of it.
If the rumors are true and Casteel is on his short list for DC's, I think Casteel has a better chance of sticking around out west with his 3-3-5 it would be in a league where a lot of the teams use a version of the spread.