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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rodriguez: Lies (WVU acting like jilted lover) must end

New Michigan coach Rich Rodriquez fired back regarding all the controversy in the wake of his leaving West Virginia, saying the "lies" need to stop.

"The things they are saying are not true," Rodriguez told the Toledo Blade. "It's a lie. How can you put out lies and think it's OK? They don't care what the truth is, they just want to smear Rich Rodriguez."

"It's very frustrating. I knew there'd be some emotions involved when I left, but I wanted to take the high road. I've chosen to move on, but it's almost like it's something new every day, and it's totally ridiculous."

What do you mean "ridiculous?" You mean like a United States Senator running into the West Virginia Governor at mining symposium and the West Virginia senator telling everyone the first thing they talked about was a football coach who took a new job?

Gee, don't these guy have bigger things on their plate? Yeah, you know what, good call, guys. West Virginia certainly doesn't have more pressing issues to deal with.

Seriously, the entire state of West Virginia has gone Glenn Close.

The thing that finally pushed Rodriguez to publicly rebut all the crap now being hurled at from just beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains was Shreddergate, in which anonymous sources claimed Rodriguez was seen shredding "something" in his office after taking the Michigan job.

"The implication to me is slanderous," Rodriguez told the Blade. "What they are implying, to me, attacks my integrity, and that's why I'm so upset. This has gone too far.

"It's bad enough that they throw things out there, and my family gets harassed, my relatives get threatened, and they try and attack my credibility right in the middle of recruiting. And then to throw something out like this, with anonymous sources ...

"And how it becomes a story, and why it's become big news, to me, is just baffling."

Baffling? Maybe. But a really big deal to spurned West Virginians judging from the war crimes-esque tone coming out of the state. Apparently they don't have computers in West Virginia and must save all important records in Mead notebooks and on the back of cocktail napkins.

Seriously, if this was a relationship ending and not a job switch, there were be a restraining order against the entire state of West Virginia right now.


san francisco values said...

When a relationship ends, psychopathic behavior by the jiltee is the best confirmation I can think of that the jilter made the right choice.

whetstonebuck said...

"The things they are saying are not true," Rodriguez told the Toledo Blade. "It's a lie. How can you put out lies and think it's OK? They don't care what the truth is, they just want to smear Rich Rodriguez."

Uh oh. Rule number one: never trust a guy who talks about himself in the third person.

Bob Dole told me.

Nathan said...

You either believe the WVU admin or you believe RR. Of course UM fans are going to believe RR and WVU fans are going to believe the WVU admin. I personally think the WVU AD is a joke and RR is not the "genius" he's made out to be. I can't wait for the tone on this site to change once you tire of RR's whopping 6 offensive plays.

surrounded in columbus said...

6? that would literally double the current play book.

Joshua said...

On both sides of the ball.

"You either believe the WVU admin or you believe RR."

It's not the administration it's some "anonymous source".

beast in 'bama said...

Well, what am I supposed to do? You won't answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Rich!

Hemlock Philosopher said...

Nathan, come on man, do you really believe that RR was the only person to have the S&C reports, scholarship information and WVU-hosted camp financial information? He shredded his copies of stuff that he had no use for in Ann Arbor. WVU is just being vindictive.

Out of Conference said...

Neither side is looking very attractive through any of this. You guys should sachedule a football game against each other.

RR really should have checked before he shredded if for no other reason than courtesy.

Be thankful Les didn;t accept, or you may have some purt' damn near angry coonasses heading your way.

Joshua said...

Actually this whole thing is a plot by Les to get the job opened back up.

Mikoyan said...

But Les is staying at LSU...He's said that repeatedly.

Joe said...

RR leaves WVU, takes a WVU recruit him (so I've read) and files from WVU some how magically disappear? Yeah, your coach is a douche. I really like UM (Go Blue!). But I just do not like RR.