It seems that the WVU fans have more passion about losing the guy than do UM fans of gaining him.
As a Buckeye fan, I am thrilled to have Rodriguez in our league. I want to personally welcome him to the Big Ten.
I have watched him in the past, and am impressed with his coaching skills, especially in those rivalry games. What an impressive showing they had against Pitt in the Backyard Brawl. One game away from the National Championship and POOF—it's all gone.
Does he honestly think that running away from the situation is going to make it better? I hope for his sake that he doesn't think "The Rivalry" is anything like the Backyard Brawl...
I am truly sad for the people of WVU, especially the players. Don't worry though, Mountaineers: we have long considered you a younger brother to us, and we will thus be obliged to hammer the Wolverines into submission for you on an annual basis.
Now, I know what you must be thinking: "our program is lost without him..."
Seriously, don't fret—because you still have the guys that got you there this year. And now you have an opportunity to get a coach who can complete the task.
How many times do you see a new coach inheriting a team like WVU and ending up getting them over the hump?
I say to you, Mountaineers: don't worry, your future looks bright.
And as for your native son: we here in Ohio are prepared to give Coach Rod a nice butt kicking every November, just like Pitt did.