Monday, December 17, 2007

What's Behind Rodriguez Leaving for Michigan - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog

Folks have been asking me how I feel about the whole Rich Rod thing. Well, gee, let's see. I'm at a level of POd that I haven't been to in a long time.

It's not the leaving. People have all sorts of reasons to take and leave jobs, and I'm not judging their reasons, even if I may not agree.

It's the way he left. First, he calls his recruits and tells them. Then he tells the team. That's wrong. The players had calls from the recruits before the meeting even started! Then, when he gives his letter of resignation to a GRADUATE ASSISTANT (who's about as low on the pecking order as you can me, I remember) to deliver to the officials. At least be a man and don't hide.

I'm not crazy about Nehlen's comments either. But that's another post.

Here's some local opinion on What's Behind Rodriguez Leaving for Michigan at the WVU FanHouse

And here's a view from Michigan's Detroit Free Press

Local reactions from University officials and players:;_ylt=AoHHSvo5x1f9jEdQhNB76QvjvbYF?slug=ap-rodriguez-reax&prov=ap&type=lgns

In summation, Rich, you gotta go. Thanks to WVSoundman for the inspired song. I can't believe he got it written and produced that quickly!


Anonymous said...

I be a mite PO’d myself. I’m hurt and upset. But I never expected him to stay forever. Yes it could have been done better.
I’ve seen a lot of WVU games. I’ve seen some damn fine ones and a few that I don’t want to talk about. Rich took us further and faster than we’ve gone before. He leaves a team that, under the right leadership, we can be proud of next year. It may not burn up the standings but it should compete well.
Thanks Rich.
It was a hell of a ride.
But you won’t be welcomed back.

MountainLaurel said...

Ditto. that's exactly what I was trying to say. But here again, I just wish it had been done in a classy fashion. Now folks are calling for Pastilong's head. Well, I think there's no point in that. If he's incompetent, fire him, but don't fire him just because you'd like to fire RR and can't because he's already left.

MsJamie said...

He is a piece of work and he must be the most hated man in WV now. and he sure has burned his bridges. That doesn't seem like a smart thing to do. I think we will be well rid of him, now that he has shown his true character.

MountainLaurel said...

I completely agree, Ms. Jamie. Let Michigan have him and choke.

You know, since he's from my area I'll still be proud of his accomplishments. There are a lot of us Marion Countians that have done quite well lately. Must be in the water. ;-)

But I'm glad he's gone. Go Buckeyes!!