Current Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez may not hold that position this time next week, or even tomorrow, as first reported by USA Today’s Dan Wolken.
BREAKING: Arizona weighing whether to fire football coach Rich Rodriguez. Decision coming soon. https://t.co/lcpqmLILQA— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 3, 2018
Wolken also broke the news of a troubling allegation behind the scenes that led the University of Arizona to perform an internal investigation into the former West Virginia head coach. While the University found no misconduct in their investigation, a former administrative assistant has now filed a Notice of Claim to the Arizona Attorney General against Rodriguez, citing sexual harassment and an hostile work environment, according to the Arizona Daily Star’s Greg Hansen.
Notice of Claim against Rich Rodriguez was filed with Attorney General office last week.— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) January 3, 2018
Notice of claim to Attorney General's office is a sexual harassment/hostile work place claim against Rich Rodriguez— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) January 3, 2018
While Rodriguez has not been a part of the West Virginia program in the past ten years - since leaving for Michigan after the 2007 season - we feel this story is still relevant to our reader’s interests, and will continue to stay on top of any breaking news.
UPDATE (10:30 PM ET): And he’s gone. This one is only going to get messier from this point forward.
Arizona has parted ways with coach Rich Rodriguez— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 3, 2018
UPDATE #2 (11:30PM ET): Rodriguez has issued a statement regarding his dismissal from the University of Arizona and the sexual harassment allegations by a former assistant.
January 3, 2018