Michigan AD will discuss coach's future

Updated: January 1, 2011, 8:59 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon plans to talk to coach Rich Rodriguez about his future soon after both are back on campus.

Brandon says he probably won't have more to say until the back half of next week.

Rich Rodriguez


Rodriguez could not have helped his chances of returning for a fourth season with the Wolverines on Saturday when Mississippi State routed his team 52-14. It was Michigan's worst bowl loss ever.

He told reporters in Jacksonville, Fla., the speculation about his job has been "the elephant in the room."

Rodriguez is 15-22 overall and 1-11 against ranked teams.

If he is fired, Michigan is expected to try to hire Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Wolverines quarterback will coach the Cardinal against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Monday night.

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