UPDATE: The University of Michigan is denying the reports that they have fired head coach Rich Rodriguez.

Updated on January 4, 2010 at 5:04PM

FOX 2 in Detroit is reporting that the University of Michigan has fired their head football coach Rich Rodriguez.

According to the report, Rodriguez met with Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon this afternoon and was informed of the university’s decision.

Michigan players were reportedly scheduled for a team meeting this evening to learn about Rodriguez’s future with the program.

In three years at Michigan, Rodriguez was 12-22 overall and 6-18 in the Big Ten. What made his tenure worse, was three brutal losses to arch-rival Ohio State and Michigan’s first major NCAA violations.

Originally posted on January 4, 2010 at 2:07PM

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