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FILE - In a Nov. 27, 2010, file photo, Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez watches from the sideline as his team takes on Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Rodriguez says the most frustrating part of being fired after three seasons as oach was that he thought the worst days were behind the program and the Wolverines were going to be "exponentially" better next season. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
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FILE - In a Nov. 27, 2010, file photo, Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez watches from the sideline as his team takes on Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Rodriguez says the most frustrating part of being fired after three seasons as oach was that he thought the worst days were behind the program and the Wolverines were going to be "exponentially" better next season. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

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