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Anthlon Spots Ranked All 130 College Football Head Coaches for 2017.  Rich Rod was ranked 38th & ASU's Graham was ranked one spot above him at 37. 

38. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona

Arizona is just two years removed from the Pac-12 South title, but there is building pressure on Rodriguez. The Wildcats were hit hard by injuries and struggled to find the right pieces for a new defense last season, finishing with a 3-9 record and just one win in league play. The losing mark was Arizona’s first under Rodriguez, but the program is just 10-15 since winning the South title. Adding to the growing pressure for 2017 is a new athletic director. Through five years, Rodriguez is 36-29 with four bowl trips in Tucson. Prior to Arizona, Rodriguez was dismissed after a 15-22 record at Michigan but had a successful run at West Virginia (2001-07).



When evaluating and ranking all 130 coaches, we established a simple criteria: Everything is considered when ranking head coaches. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment or wins. While those aspects are important, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of how successful coaches are. Winning 10 games at Alabama is different than winning 10 games at Kentucky. Also, every program has a different amount of resources available. Hierarchy in college football also plays a vital role in how successful programs are. It's always easier for programs with more built-in advantages to contend for a national title on a more consistent basis.

A couple of other factors to consider when ranking coaches: Is the coach more involved with X's and O's or more of a CEO? In our rankings, we valued coaches who are more involved with X's and O's. How is the coach when it comes to the recruiting trail? Are there factors such as facilities or budget concerns that have an overall impact on the program? Is the coach successful at only one stop? Or has that coach built a solid resume from different jobs? What type of shape was the program in when the coach took over the job? What is the overall trajectory of the program?

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I really hope our new AD doesn't get too bold and fire Rich Rod if we have a bad season.  IMO AZ football will never be a powerhouse.. it just wont.  I think he is a great coach that gets the most out of undersized or less skilled players that AZ can recruit and as long as he puts AZ in a bowl game and an over .500 season 3/5 years and maybe has a 9+ win season 1 out of 4 years we should be happy.  Think we screwed up way back when getting rid of Tomey and that would be a very similar mistake. 
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The fact is he has to want to recruit. He doesn't seem likes that' was a prirority until it was maybe too late. The firing of his defensive staff two years ago was nothing more to save face. Remember ihis best year was mostly with stoops guys not all but mostly. Let me ask do you think the stoops firing was a mistake? Also tomey was not  fired he resigned after the ASU game.

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You are right, Tomey resigned officially.  As far as the Stoops firing.. that's tough.  Ultimately, yea I do think it was a mistake.  We got extremely lucky that a coach with the past and name recognition of Rich Rod was A) even available B) would come to Tucson.
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