Rodriguez donates U-M garb to Salvation Army store

WAYNE, Mich. (AP) - Fired Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez turned out to be a Michigan Man after all, donating 12 bags of Wolverines apparel to a Detroit-area Salvation Army store aimed at helping people in need.

Maj. John Aren tells the Detroit Free Press that Rodriguez delivered 432 items to the store in Wayne, about 15 miles west-southwest of Detroit, less than one week after his ouster.

Aren said the collection includes caps, shirts and jackets. Sizes range from medium to 2XL, though most are extra large.

A Coach's Closet tent sale is planned noon to 2 p.m. Saturday with prices starting at $6. Some items may be auctioned.

Aren said he thanked Rodriguez at his home near Ann Arbor, adding the former Wolverines coach seemed "pretty sensitive" that his donation would help others.

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