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Thursday, January 22, 2009

FOIA request reveals Rodriguez cost Michigan $6.6 million

When you add up the buyout, taxes, his salary and other compensation, Rich Rodriguez cost the University of Michigan $6.6 million, the Ann Abor News reported after obtaining records from an FOIA request. That amounts to $2.2 million for each of the team's wins this season.
Rich Rodriguez wasn't paid $6.6 million to coach the University of Michigan's football team last year, but that's how much he cost the school.

A Freedom of Information Act request by the Ann Arbor News revealed Michigan paid $4.1 million to cover part of Rodriguez's buyout and related taxes from his contract at West Virginia.

Rodriguez's salary and other compensation amounted to an additional $2.5 million. To give that $6.6 million figure perspective, the News noted that school president Mary Sue Coleman earns $553,500 annually and athletic director Bill Martin gets $380,368.

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