Michigan fired Rodriguez in January 2011 after he led the Wolverines to a 15-22 record over three seasons. The Wolverines were found to have committed NCAA violations under Rodriguez.
"That's a fair question," he said. "There was a lot of stuff [at Michigan] that people don't know went on that we didn't even know was going on -- some BS, some non-football related stuff. It became more about the drama than it did about football, which is the opposite of what you'd think you'd get at Michigan. Had Bo Schembechler been there, I probably wouldn't have had to deal with some of it.
"We still thought, with all the BS that was going on, all the things that were happening -- it looked like some people were trying to sabotage their own program that were working for the university -- all that stuff we went through, we still thought we'd be OK by the time we went to Year 4 or 5, that we were going to have a chance to compete for championships. But guess what? We didn't get to Year 4, we didn't get to Year 5. That was the most frustrating part about it."
To replace Rodriguez, Michigan hired Brady Hoke, who many suspect could be in danger of losing his job.
Rodriguez has led Arizona to a 21-10 record over three seasons since the school hired him in November 2011. The Wildcats are 5-0 this season and ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll after upsetting 24-point favorite Oregon last Thursday.
- Chris Johnson