Rodriguez, 52, has a 32-20 record in four years coaching Arizona, including this year’s 6-6 mark. Last year, he led the Wildcats to a Pac-12 South championship and their first 10-win season since 1998. Rodriguez previously had coaching stints at Michigan and West Virginia, and he served as Clemson’s offensive coordinator in 1999 and 2000.
Schiano, 49, was a candidate for the Miami opening before former UGA coach Mark Richt got the nod. Schiano compiled a 68-67 record at Rutgers from 2001-11, then took over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he went 11-21.
Rodriguez and Schiano are just two of the many candidates reportedly in the mix for the South Carolina job. Other candidates include Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, Cal coach Sonny Dykes, Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen.
Interim South Carolina coach Shawn Elliott has already been interviewed by athletic director Ray Tanner.