Rich Rodriguez's abrupt departure from WVU to become head coach of Michigan's football program has left Mountaineers fans in an uproar and his family under siege, reports the Charleston Daily Mail. Rodriguez's mother tells the paper that her grandchildren have received death threats at school, and her son's West Virginia home has been vandalized.
"What it feels like is your kid getting beat up at school all the time and you can't stop it," said Arleen Rodriguez, "Think like a parent. That's all I can say." She said the Dec.16 decision to leave was no easy matter for Rodriguez, saying, "I don't think he felt wanted at WVU anymore."