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RichRod likes Harbaugh hire: 'He’s a ball coach … and he wins'

I caught up with Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez recently for a story I’m working on. While I had him on the phone, I had to ask him about Michigan’s hiring of Jim Harbaugh. “It didn’t surprise me,” Rodriguez said. “The time in San Francisco is done. I think he’ll do well. They have a lot of resources. He’s a ball coach … and he wins.” Rodriguez knows there can be pitfalls coaching his alma mater, which he did at West Virginia and had great success from 2001-07. But that doesn’t have to be an issue. A key is having unity

Mike Riley's offense, Michigan staff & more in Tuesday's links

Attention, Nebraska fans: Here is a good look at Mike Riley’s offense at Oregon State from Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald. This much is certain: Riley knows he needs to change his attack. McKewon points out that teams in the Pac-12 – perhaps the nation’s strongest conference this year – averaged 33.5 points per game. Oregon State was last in the league at 25.7 points per game. Last in the league with 23.7 points per Pac-12 game. Last in the league with 25.4 points per game against FBS teams. Miserably last in third-down conversions at 31.74 percent. Last in

On second thought, Oregon, Ohio to amend name instead of changing it

So, Oregon, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, will be amending its name instead of changing it, as reported late last week, for the national title game vs. No. 4 Oregon. [ MORE: Bowl schedule | Mark May photo | Check out this SEC shirt ] For the next week, through the Jan. 12 championship game, Oregon will be known as “Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters,” according to the Toledo Blade. Kind of a mouthful, isn’t it? The name is a play on the city’s motto: “Oregon on the Bay, City of Opportunity.” While it doesn’t