Rich Rodriguez has been a major college football head coach for more than a decade, and at one time he was one of the most coveted in the sport (he turned down Alabama before Nick Saban took the job), so none of us believe for a minute that his end game is being Matt Luke’s offensive coordinator. Rodriguez wants a foot in the door so he can rebuild his reputation, re-establish his brand and get another head coaching gig. The same is likely true for new defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre.
Luke knows what he’s getting in these two coaches. Experience. And he obtained it at the cost of his own ego. Luke just wants to win.