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Reports: Michigan fires Rich Rodriguez

The Detroit Free Press and Fox 2 TV are both reporting that Michigan has fired head coach Rich Rodriguez.

According to reports, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon had a meeting with Rodriguez Tuesday afternoon. The Detroit Free Press reports in its story that there was a team meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but that meeting was moved to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Michigan has not released anything official about Rodriguez or his job status.

The Wolverines are 15-22 in Rodriguez's three seasons, including a 6-18 Big Ten record. Rodriguez has not beaten Ohio State or Michigan State -- Michigan's two biggest rivals -- during his tenure. Michigan lost to Mississippi State 52-14 on Saturday in the Gator Bowl, the worst bowl loss in the storied program's history. It was also Michigan's first bowl appearance under Rodriguez.

Michigan was put on three years of probation last year after the NCAA found that the Wolverines exceeded practice and training limits.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Rodriguez would get a $2.5 million buyout if he is fired.

UPDATE (6:59 p.m.): Angelique Chengelis posted on her Twitter account that Michigan associate athletic director Dave Ablauf did make a statement saying everything is speculation at this point. Chengelis covers Michigan football for the Detroit News.

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