Rich Rodriguez Leads Jacksonville State to Bowl Game

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, it was announced that Jacksonville State will play Louisiana in the New Orleans Bowl, according to Action Network HQ. Jacksonville State, who finished the season an impressive 8-4 overall and 6-2 in Conference USA in its first FBS season, will compete in a bowl game for the first time in the school’s history.

Rodriguez, 60, has led the Gamecocks to a 17-6 overall record and a 11-2 record in conference play in two seasons with the team, and he has completely turned around the program in a very short time. With his success and experience, Rodriguez is potentially expected to draw attention from a Power 5 program searching for a head coach. During his career, Rodriguez has been the head coach at Glenville State, West Virginia, Michigan, Arizona and now at Jacksonville State, and he has compiled an outstanding 180-125-2 record during his career.