More opinions about the Rich Rodriguez situation from Almost Heaven:
The local newspapers have done their due diligence. If the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette didn't find any Practicegate dirt in Morgantown, Coach Rod was squeaky clean during his tenure at West Virginia.
So, how can Rich be a repeat offender when, in his only other albeit successful FBS job, he didn't offend?
The Gazette, sometimes referred to as a socialist rag, not necessarily my opinion, does its best to take down solemn institutions like coal and power generation, at times succeeding. As much as it is a pain in the butt, the Gazette is good to have around in that it keeps everyone honest and on their toes.
If you're not familiar with the early 1970s University of Texas college football expose Meat on the Hoof, I suggest you Google it or perhaps go to Amazon and just buy it and read it. I have, three times.
The book is out of print, but hardbacks can be purchased for around $8.
If you're from the Detroit Free Press, Meat on the Hoof should be required reading, as it was at some J schools. This should be completed before you attempt to write another sports expose article.
With notables such as George Sauer, Charles Owens, and Rusty Workman on his side, Gary Shaw named a substantial number of names of those who actually suffered the repercussions the agenda-bearing namby-pamby anonymous University of Michigan players fear. The allegations were so factual and egregious the Longhorn players bravely did it anyway, with "factual" being the operative word.
Finally, if you've never been to a J school to get your J degree, I further suggest you resist calling yourself a journalist and especially a reporter. We at Bleacher Report are citizen sportswriters, allowed and encouraged by the First Amendment and the magic of the Internet to express our opinions. Note that "opinions" is the operative word.