Rich Rodriguez becomes the 1st former-Michigan coach to win a college football game since Tad Wieman, who took over for Fielding Yost from 1927 to 1928.
Elton “Tad” Wieman went on to be an assistant at Minnesota (1930-31), then an assistant at Princeton. When Michigan lured Fritz Crisler to Ann Arbor from Princeton, Wieman took over as head coach of the Tigers. He won his first game on October 1, 1938.
His last victory for the Tigers (and in his career) was on October 24, 1942 against Brown. That was the last time a former Michigan head coach won a college football game.
P.S. I was happy for Rich Rod and especially for his son Rhett, who was on the sidelines and joined his dad on the field after the game. Those who live in my neck of the greater A2 woods know what kind of young man he is and feel for all he’s been through the past few years.
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