ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Rich Rodriguez began his employment today at Michigan, where he observed his future team practice.
Rodriguez was introduced as football coach Lloyd Carr's successor on Monday, then returned to West Virginia later that day.
His resignation as the Mountaineers' coach was moved up from January 3rd to yesterday at midnight.
Rodriguez's 4 million-dollar buyout clause in his West Virginia contract still must be worked out.
Carr will coach the Wolverines on January 1st against Florida in the Capital One Bowl, then will retire after 13 seasons as Michigan's head coach.