Former University of Michigan football head coach Rich Rodriguez is joining CBS Sports Network as a game and studio analyst for the 2011 college football season.
Rodriguez will team with veteran play-by-play announcer Dave Ryan to call games, and also be part of the Network's weekly studio programming originating from New York.
"Rich is an accomplished, well-recognized coach with a wealth of knowledge about the game," David Berson,
executive vice president of CBS Sports and president of CBS Sports Network, said in a statement. "Rich was an integral part of our Signing Day and Draft coverage. We are excited to add him to our already strong line-up of football talent and look forward to showcasing his analysis and insights during the upcoming season."
Most recently, Rodriguez was the head coach at Michigan from 2008-10. He also coached West Virginia from 2001-07, where he led the Mountaineers to a 60-26 record, including four Big East titles and six consecutive bowl bids. In 2007, Rodriguez was named the AFCA Region I co-Coach of the Year, and was the Big East Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2005. Rodriguez's Mountaineer teams recorded three consecutive seasons with double digit victories (2005-07), the first time in school history, as well as managed at least eight wins during his last six seasons.
CBS Sports Network, dedicated to covering college sports, is available to 95 million homes nationwide.