Report: Alabama offers job to Rodriguez

TUSCALOOSA - Alabama offered its football coaching job to West Virginia's Rich Rodriguez today, according to newspaper reports.

The Press-Register of Mobile, citing unnamed sources, first reported the offer from Crimson Tide athletic director Mal Moore on its Web site and said Rodriguez is still considering the offer.

The Tuscaloosa News also reported on its Web site that Alabama offered Rodriguez the job.

Alabama spokesman Doug Walker said the university did not have an announcement scheduled.

Alabama fired Mike Shula on November 26th after the Tide went 6-and-6 in his fourth season.

Rodriguez and his wife, Rita, met with Alabama athletic director Mal Moore Tuesday night in New York City before the College Football Hall of Fame induction banquet.

Rodriguez built West Virginia into a Big East Conference power, winning the Sugar Bowl after the 2005 season and a share of three straight league titles.

The Mountaineers finished 10-and-2 this season and will play in the Gator Bowl against Georgia Tech on January first.