Before his disastrous turn at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez achieved success wherever he coached, particularly at West Virginia from 2001 to '07. But a closer look reveals two sides to his record.
Rodriguez takes over as coach at Salem (W.Va.) College at age 24, becoming the youngest head coach in the country.
Rodriguez takes the helm at Glenville State, where he eventually wins four straight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles.
Tulane coach Tommy Bowden hires Rodriguez as his offensive coordinator, and the Green Wave goes 12--0 in 1998.
Rodriguez follows Bowden to Clemson. In 2000, QB Woody Dantzler (left) runs for 947 yards and passes for 1,691; the Tigers go 9--3.