Sunday evening update> The Athletic, ESPN & SI are all now reporting that Rich is expected to accept the position. Not done yet; but heading there seems to be the consensus.
Over the weekend, we reported that former Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez had interviewed with Matt Luke for the offensive coordinator job.
Our understanding was the interview went well.
Now it is being reported Rich Rod has an offer to become the new offensive play caller for the Rebels, per a report from Chase Parham of Rivals.
Will update if we hear he accepts the job.
Rich Rod was let go at Arizona following a 7-6 season after allegations of a hostile workplace were lobbied against him almost a year ago today. His best season in Tuscon came in 2014, when the ‘Cats went 10-4, including a loss to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.
The innovator of the spread offense put together a 60-26 overall record as the head coach at West Virginia, a 15-22 mark in three seasons at Michigan, and a 43-35 mark in six seasons leading Arizona.
Overall, as a head coach, Rich Rod is 163-119-2, and while he’s called the offensive plays as a head coach, his last experiences with the offensive coordinator title came at Clemson from 1999-2000 and Tulane from 1997-98.
The offensive coordinator position in Oxford came open following the departure of Phil Longo to become the offensive coordinator on Mack Brown’s staff at North Carolina.
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— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) December 30, 2018