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VIDEO: Rich Rodriguez weighs in on West Virginia

Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:32 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

West Virginia is currently attempting to sue the Big East as a means of leaving the conference before the 27-month withdrawal period. The Big East appears to be fighting the Mountaineers' efforts, as Commissioner John Marinatto has stated the league's intention to hold all exiting schools to the exit requirements in the bylaws.

One person who finds this set of circumstances particularly interesting is former West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez and West Virginia were involved in an eight-month legal battle stemming from his departure to take the open position at Michigan following Lloyd Carr's retirement in 2007.

Now an analyst for CBS Sports Network, Rodriguez took the opportunity to lightheartedly weigh in on West Virginia's situation with Brian Jones on Inside College Football. With the Mountaineers struggling in a legal bout leave the Big East, the former head coach can offer some familiar advice on how to deal with that situation.

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:57 pm

Rich Rod is looking better every day

Rich Rod is looking better with every passing day.  The book Three and Out is exposing the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at both WVU and Michigan, and now WVU are exposing themselves as hypocrites of the highest order.  I would expect him to start getting a lot of offers as the better coaching jobs start to open up.  
I am sure that RR believes he has a National Championship in him, and that his last coaching experience has left a taste in his mouth that only the champagne of a victory celebration can wash away.  I am also sure that the "Godfather of the Spread Option" has a lot of victories left, and that he now knows enough to delegate defense to someone who can coach it correctly.  
I would imagine that Jeff Casteel now knows that he won't ever be seriously considered for the HC job at WVU, and that the timing would be perfect for him to join RR at his next stop.  I would be willing to bet that he could put half of the "band" back together in about 24 hours if he needed to.  The coaching carousel will be a lot of fun to watch this offseason.

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