Rich Rodriguez

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Coach Blasts West Va. For Shredding 'Lie'

Rodriguez bemoans 'smear' campaign since decamping for Michigan

(Newser) - Rich Rodriguez slammed accusations that he shredded important files before leaving West Virginia University to coach the University of Michigan's football team as “lies” in an interview with the Toledo Blade. Rodriguez broke his silence on the troubles that have marked his departure, lashing out at the anonymous source... More »

Rodriguez Implicated in Gutting WVU Football Files

WVU offices found emptied upon staff's return from Fiesta Bowl

(Newser) - Seven years of football documents have gone missing from WVU's Puskar Center - from player's personal files to conditioning charts - and former head coach Rich Rodriguez is the prime suspect, the Charleston Gazette reports. Rodriguez and an assistant were spotted shredding papers in his office on the 18th of... More »

WVU Turns on Rodriguez

Mountaineer faithful sending death threats after coach leaves for Michigan, says mom

(Newser) - 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... More »

Mountaineers Soar Past Sooners

West Virginia overcomes coach's departure for 48-28 win

(Newser) - University of Phoenix stadium has become a house of horrors for No. 3 Oklahoma, which yesterday lost its second straight Fiesta Bowl there, 48-28, to West Virginia. Pat White rushed for 150 yards and threw for 176 yards and two scores for the Mountaineers, who put aside the distraction surrounding... More »

West Virginia Suing Departed Football Coach

School seeks to secure $4M from Rodriguez, now at Michigan

(Newser) - In its effort to be sure its former football coach pays the $4 million buyout stipulated by his contract, West Virginia University is suing Rich Rodriguez, the Charleston Gazette reports. The lawsuit asks a judge to rule if the school did anything to breach the contract—it contends it didn't—... More »

Rodriguez to Leave WVU for Big House

44-year-old wunderkind will bring no-huddle spread to Michigan

(Newser) - Michigan's turbulent month-long search to replace legendary coach Lloyd Carr is over. Rich Rodriguez, the six-year coach at West Virginia and one of the architects of its devastating no-huddle spread offense, will defect after compiling a record of 60-26 at his alma mater. His salary is rumored to be in... More »

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