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An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez

By Jude
2007/12/17


Dear Rich Rodriguez,

We don't know each other. I've met you a couple of times at various fan events like the Spring Game and the Coaches' Carousel, but the same could be said for thousands of others. I just thought I'd drop you this letter to let you know specifically what residents of West Virginia and West Virginia University fans think about your decision to leave WVU to become the new head football coach at the University of Michigan.

See, we West Virginians are a prideful bunch. You probably know that, considering you're from here, as is most of your immediate family. And despite the running jokes and insults spewed by stereotyping windbags across the country, we know that what we have here in West Virginia, what we have here with West Virginia University, is special.

We don't expect outsiders to really understand. That's why when John Beilein fled for Michigan a year ago, people largely wrote the experience off to an outsider that was just climbing his own personal coaching ladder. He wasn't from here, he didn't have any intrinsic connection to the program other than as an employer, and he wanted to move on. Before long, a native son risked his career and reputation nationally to leave a great gig at a Big 12 school to take Beilein's place, and the program was made better for it in the long run. We had a guy who wanted to be here more than any other place in the world.

But you, Rich... you were our native son, coaching the most beloved team of them all.



Honor among thieves.


As much as we dislike being spurned by outsiders, we really dislike one of our own sneaking out the back door and leaving our program, our state, in a state of disrepair. You said at your press conference this morning that hopefully we'd understand that you left our program in a better state than you found it. That might be true.

But you didn't mention the fact that you were actively taking steps to harm the program for your own personal benefit by contacting recruits and attempting to talk them out of their commitments already made to WVU. You didn't address the fact that according to Dave Poe of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, you had your recruiting director contact Josh Jenkins to ask him to renege on his verbal commitment to WVU and follow you to Michigan. The Detroit Free Press is quoting Terrelle Pryor, the No. 1 high school football recruit in America who had previously narrowed his list to WVU and Ohio State, as saying that you called him and asked him to switch to Michigan before you even announced you were Michigan's coach.

Who knows how many other recruits you've already talked to or turned away? That work you were doing recruiting for WVU really represents unearned salary if you're going to travel on the University's dime, get paid for the University's time, and then sabotage your loyal employer to help you win at the next level.

Those aren't your recruits. They don't belong to you.

You also didn't mention the fact that you stand to irreparably harm the program by placing the players in a state of disorder before the second BCS Bowl game in program history. Your former players were going to have a tough task in front of them anyway facing a team that might be playing the best football in the country in the Oklahoma Sooners. Now they get to do that without their head coach. They will have to answer endless questions about you in the weeks leading up to the game. And you have abandoned them.

Even after the debacle against Pitt (which, make no mistake, will be the defining moment of your career as the head coach of the Mountaineers), your former team, the players you recruited, the players you coached, stood a very good chance of starting next season in the Top 5 and poised to make another championship run if they could represent themselves well in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. And this isn't to say that they won't, because let's face it, the crop of players that will take the field on January 3 will probably have no problem running your offense even without you. (I mean, how hard can it be at this point for Pat White to run the halfback option and thirteen or fourteen bubble screens?) But there's no way they'll be as focused as they should be. There's no way they can approach this game in a business-like manner. And that's your fault.

You'll have to forgive us as fans for looking at you as a villain. It's certainly understandable, considering that the University gave you as much as it could after your flirtation with Alabama last year, pricing many true fans out of the stadium in the process. Many, like myself, paid for such a salary increase this year with a massive jump in ticket prices that was probably more than many could afford. In a roundabout way, the desire to keep you at West Virginia took money out of my pocket. And it shames me to realize that I thought it was worth it.

But it wasn't enough for you.

And you certainly didn't do yourself any favors by keeping your (now) former President and your former Athletic Director in the dark during your negotiations (which, by all accounts, weren't authorized) with Michigan. This included handing your resignation in to WVU Athletic Director Ed Pastilong after you'd already accepted the Michigan job. And according to this article from the Charleston Daily Mail, you didn't even do it yourself- you had a graduate assistant deliver it.

Maybe there were problems between yourself and the athletic department as has been rumored since your exit, and as reported here, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Maybe giving you more than they could afford and giving you nearly every facility improvement you asked for wasn't enough for you. But why, then, did you sign a one-year contract extension earlier this year, signing on as the coach of the Mountaineers through 2013? What happened for you in that course of time? (Other than your colossal failure to prepare the team for the Pitt game. We know that happened to you.)

And what of your word?

Just last December, you stated that "When the details come out, you'll see that I'm committed to West Virginia University for a very, very long time." (Source- Previously linked article)

Three weeks ago, you told media outlets that there wouldn't be any coaching carousel in Morgantown this year, saying, "We're not done here ... you're stuck with me."



Shortly after this picture was taken, the two men conducted a seminar on what it's like to lose to your rival in the biggest game of your life.


Fortunately, we in the Mountain State will be just fine, despite your best efforts.

The immediate future for the players of your former team should be solid, as there are plenty of galvanizing forces on the team that will allow them to represent themselves well in the Fiesta Bowl. Patrick White, Owen Schmitt, Eric Wicks, et. al. will see to that. They have too much pride to be defined by their coach's decision to sacrifice the welfare of his team in favor of his own ambitions. They'll play. They'll play hard. And they'll be a source of pride for all of us in Mountaineer Nation.

More generally, WVU football and its fans will be just fine, as well. (Again, not that you're worried about our future. If you were, you wouldn't have put yourself before the team by declaring your departure before a BCS bowl, and you wouldn't be presently trying to talk kids out of their previous commitments to WVU.)

Yes, Michigan is a prestigious program, but so is West Virginia. There will be another successful coach to follow you, and with success both on and off the field, he will be revered in all the ways you used to be. I can say this because WVU isn't the stepping stone to the big time. It is the big time. It was before you, and it will be after you, despite your best efforts to sabotage our immediate future in the process.

Unlike Michigan, there won't be 107,000 fans in the seats in Morgantown next year. We don't have the winningest program in the history of college football at WVU either, though 17th is certainly respectable.

But the 60,000 that will fill Mountaineer Field long after you are gone all understand that what we have at WVU is something special. Something to be very proud of. And we'll keep it that way.

Meanwhile, you're off to Michigan as a mercenary. A hired gun. Make sure to beat Ohio State every year, or they'll run your carpetbagging ass out on a rail after two seasons. You can play 6 degrees of Bo Schembechler all you want, but you won't be given credit for being a home-grown product if you go 28-21 in your first four seasons, as you did at WVU.

You'll be unemployed.

So while Michigan may be a step up the coaching ladder nationally and may be the winningest program of all time, it will never be home.

And now West Virginia won't be either.

Like I said, we West Virginians are a prideful bunch.

Very truly yours,
A Mountaineer Fan


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WVUfaninlex
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:17 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:17 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Amen.
WVUzombie
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:18 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:18 pm
Party Machine
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Not only did you burn your bridges in WV rod, you burned the New River Gorge bridge. You should never come back here. You're not welcome in my state. I would'nt piss on you if you were on fire.
Bones
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:22 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:22 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Well put Jude. I hope next you exploit Nehlen, I do think he was a catalyst in this also.
roopoo
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:32 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:32 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Jude what a great letter! So well put and with much fewer profanities than I have been able to muster lately!
navi8orgirl
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:45 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:45 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Jude, you rock. This should be published!
EER96
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:47 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:47 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Well said...
WVU8282
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:50 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:50 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
WELL SAID!

:finger SEE YA PRICK ROD :finger
Bernie
Posted: 12/17/2007 5:55 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 5:55 pm
Noob
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From: Fayetteville, WV
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Well put Jude!!! You are right, we will survive. But I really feel sorry for the players who Rod recruited. He sat in their living rooms with their parents and he promised those kids the world. They believed in him and were 100% committed to him. He promised their parents that he would be there for them and look after them. I don't know how a coach could sleep at night after a betrayal like that. Even though WVU is a great place to be, it's a shame that a coach can break his contract and take another job while these kids are stuck & have to honor the commitment they made. It just doesn't seem fair. When will college presidents & ADs learn and start holding these coaches to their commitments? Maybe then we wouldn't have coaches jumping from job to job and telling lies to our kids.
WVUmaniac007
Posted: 12/17/2007 6:20 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 6:20 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
it was a great letter, we should seriously send this to him, haha... i just want 10 minutes in a room with rod alone, just to make him feel bad, to make him sweat, and hopefully to make him cry and regret. He should never be welcomed in the state again...

Boy, if Michigan ever plays WVU... I would love to see what would happen. So long idiot!

Great letter Jude
mountainbeers04
Posted: 12/17/2007 6:24 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 6:24 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
I believe this pretty much says it all for ALL Mountaineer fans.
wvpiratecaptain
Posted: 12/17/2007 7:22 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 7:22 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Thank you Jude! Well said!!
WVUgirl
Posted: 12/17/2007 8:08 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 8:08 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Very eloquent and heart felt. I think you speak for most of us.

Thanks, Jude.
WVUshak
Posted: 12/17/2007 8:10 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 8:10 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
I knew Jude would say exactly what I was feeling. Jude please send this to ESPN, Sound off, etc. More and more people should read this.
WildImage
Posted: 12/17/2007 8:36 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 8:36 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Once again Jude you have successfully stated the sentiments of so many on this site, in the great state of WV and all over this fine nation. I applaud you.

Now lets use this as motivation to kick some sooner ass. Spot the DAMN ball!
VBHillbilly
Posted: 12/17/2007 9:38 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 9:38 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Outstanding Jude!!!!
Now I understand why we lost to Pitt. Rod was thinking about who he was screwing next. Prick!!! Good riddens!
WVUgirl92
Posted: 12/17/2007 10:34 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 10:34 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Thanks Jude.

I will share the at work with fellow fans.
macjont
Posted: 12/17/2007 10:40 pm  Updated: 12/17/2007 10:41 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Jude,<br /><br />As a long-time Michigan fan (50+ years), I never realized how much pain we could cause by the mere hire of a football coach. Trust me, I'm not gloating. You folks are really hurting, and for that, I'm sorry. From all I have read (your entry and many others) the pain of West Virginia fans is palpable. <br /><br />Big time college sports have gotten out of hand. My initial position when the Michigan's hunt for a coach turned into a local circus was that we should ask any interested coach to submit a resume, salary requirements, and references. And then we should offer to pay him what the highest paid professor is paid in the School of Music or the School of Education. Take it or leave it!<br /><br />The problem: Michigan is overinvested in its football program. There sits every Saturday a stadium that seats over 107,000 fans and that is destined, with the addition of luxury boxes, to place even higher demands on the product on the field. We have no choice be to sell out to the devil and find the coach to continue the winning tradition, even if only to avoid the embarrassment of seeing fewer than 100,000 fans in those stands some Saturday.<br /><br />I trust you folks will find a coach to continue your climb to the top (or to keep you there, as I see it). Just don't become to stuck on it or you'll find yourself in Michigan's position --- enviable to many, but a slave master to others.
mrsmountains
Posted: 12/18/2007 12:42 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 12:42 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Honestly, Jude, you are the most articulate and eloquent writer I've read in a long time. You seem to be able to take all that we're feeling and put it in words that we're unable to. Long live the Mountaineers and the WVU nation. Teach your son that it is the proudest statement he can make..."I am a Mountaineer".
Mntneers
Posted: 12/18/2007 2:22 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 2:22 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Shortly after this picture was taken, the two men conducted a seminar on what it's like to lose to your rival in the biggest game of your life.

i laughed pretty hard when i read this caption under the picture.
very good article, you summed up almost every wvu fan's frustrations. its kinda wierd but i feel like i vented just by reading your article. haha
RalphJ
Posted: 12/18/2007 5:48 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 5:48 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Great letter Jude...very well done.


I know Rick from back in the day when he was a defensive back for the mounties...have to say I'm more than a little distressed. I hope he doesn't take the recruits with him as that would be a travesty and as Jude stated really unfair to the university. Actually think the university should sue Rodriguez if he takes recruits that were already committed to WVU.

Would love to see us get a top-notch coach other than Terry Bowden. And would also love to see Michigan go 0-11 next year!
WVUshak
Posted: 12/18/2007 8:46 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 8:46 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Jude PLEASE put this out to the major WV newspapers, the Washington Post, NY Times, etc as an Op-Ed! Rich Rod needs to be seen for what he is!!!
marknjwvu
Posted: 12/18/2007 9:28 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 9:28 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Jude,This exactly what I was thinking I can't wait to email it to all my fellow WVU Alumni and friends! I seriously think you need to send this to ESPN,SI, and newspapers all over WV! I will help you if you want. THIS NEEDS TO BE READ BY ALL WVU FANS! And if EX coach RICHY RICH ROD gets to read it even better.
RalphJ
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:00 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 10:00 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
hey mark...can you send me that avatar??!!


I LOVE it!!!
Rawl10
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:48 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 10:48 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
DickRod,

You dropped the rope.

You suck more than anything has ever sucked and I hope you get herpes from LLoyd Carr's wang dang doodle.
glenna
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:42 am  Updated: 12/18/2007 11:42 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
I mean, how hard can it be at this point for Pat White to run the halfback option and thirteen or fourteen bubble screens?


this is a different kind of hurt than the pitt debacle...but, this is the closest i've come to smirking about either. hey jude...you made it better...a little :)
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 12:34 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 12:40 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
I am a diehard Pitt fan and graduate. I was awed by the improbable victory over the Mountaineers.<br />I would have never imagined that could have happened in Morgantown in a million years with this particular Pitt team and coaching staff.<br />Am I enjoying that win...YES...big time. Am I enjoying watching what former Coach Rod is putting our valient rivals through in this Michigan deal....a resounding NO! What a jerk!<br />I wholeheartedly agree with the heartfelt sentiments Jude expressed in his open letter. How wonderfully put. I feel for the Mountaineer Nation...there is no worse feeling that to be jilted by one of your own who turns traitor....its the ultimate violation. And I agree...does he know and realize just how much this hurts his alma mater, the loyal and exhuberant Mountaineer fans, and the State. YOU betcha he does...or he should. Shame, Shame, Shame Rich Rodriguez....create all of the rationalizations you want...what you did to your school, its supporters, and your state is inexcusable under ANY circumstances. I have lost any respect I ever had for you as a person, coach, and rival. Your tears after what we now call the Backyard Bawl in Pittsburgh were just a bunch of baloney. If you ever do come back to WV for a visit....I hope the WVU fans tar and feather you and ride you out of the state on a burning couch. <img src="http://www.wemustignitethiscouch.com/ ... il43d4a2a187824.gif" alt="" /> You deserve it!
How 'bout dem 'Eeers!
navi8orgirl
Posted: 12/18/2007 12:40 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 12:41 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
"If you ever do come back to WV for a visit....I hope the WVU fans tar and feather you and ride you out of the state on a burning couch."

Now that is funny!

Hear Hear to the Pitt fan. Much as I am loath to admit it, you guys have every right to be proud of, and enjoy, the win. We as Mountaineers did not like it, but we figured we will deal. Then this bomb out of nowhere...

I will be the first to thank you for the support. And I have images of that burning couch and a certain person in effigy on it.
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 12:44 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 12:44 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
thank you Darlin! Hey how about my wife's childhood neighbor for Coach...haven't heard any peep or mention of his name....Jeff Hostetler..."the Hoss" from Hollsopple PA.
Coach Neilan's son in law....seems like a natch to me....he lives right there in Morgantown!
Kimber
Posted: 12/18/2007 1:40 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 1:41 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Go to hell FRAUDRIGUEZ!!!!....

Amen to everything you said....He's NEVER welcome here again...EVER!! West Virginian's have great pride, are loyal, have great integrity...all the things Fraudriguez doesn't possess...He's a coward, a liar, quite simply...a dirty little scumbag...

Is Michigan really that stupid?...Don't they know they're his next step to the NFL...Can't wait until he gets his momentum going in Ann Arbor then hits the road for the pros....
wvmtneeringa
Posted: 12/18/2007 2:18 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 2:18 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
This is well stated. Minus a few barbs seems to be very thoughtfully based and non emotionally driven. I agree with everything written and think it wraps up the era well. Next post should be on the future of a great program. It is time to put this to bed.
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 2:28 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 2:28 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Mountaineer fans, Coach Rod called the loss to Pitt "just a nightmare"...and in many ways it was for the WVU team and program. Who would have thunk it? But didn't he turn around and create and even bigger NITEMARE by his unethical slide out of the picture? One that West Virginia fans are unlikely to wake up from for quite a while.
Im wondering if the meltdown to Pitt and all it cost, was one of the reasons he decided to bolt. Was he unwilling to put himself in a position of having to answer or defend all of the questions surrounding the implosion to Pitt?
Did he believe it might be a situation from which he could never extricate himself? Would he always be the coach who blew the national title hopes to rival Pittsburgh? I wonder?
Perhaps he saw it as a program killing defeat.
In no way defending his cutting and running...but I wonder after the "nightmare" he knew his days as an icon at WVU were numbered anyway...interested to see how WVU fans view that.
scottdawg
Posted: 12/18/2007 4:19 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 4:19 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Hell yeah Jude. Couldn't have said it any better.
ChineseAcct
Posted: 12/18/2007 4:48 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 4:48 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Big Bad Cat,

What a dope you are for suggesting that we hire your wife's childhood neighbor!! Hoss has zero head coaching experience, knucklehead!! We need someone of integrity, who posesses a burning desire to win. Someone who recruit nationally, and who looks good on the sidelines. We need someone like..........Dave Wannstedt!!! Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!!!
bulldozer
Posted: 12/18/2007 5:33 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 5:33 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Seems to be the better part of a dozen viable candidates. Who doesn't want a good coach? Don't panic yet. The process has to work out... In time....

In the meantime, I'd love to see WVU sue the assistant coaches who are leaving if they take one dime of compensation after Sunday. Especially since you can't convince me that they aren't trying to sway their recruits.
southpaw
Posted: 12/18/2007 8:57 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 8:57 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Well put Jude, I think you speak for us all
geodesy
Posted: 12/18/2007 9:04 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 9:55 pm
Noob
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
See this is the crap we get for having Rod betray us in the worst possible way. First of all, EAT SHIT PITT. Second, BIG BAD Pussy, you can keep you f**king opinions to yourself. You don't get to feel bad for The Mountaineers. Our record speaks for itself. Third, I will never Cheer , root, holler for OSU. Fourth, in the words of a good friend, I don't want Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez coaching our Mountaineers in anything! He is NOT our coach anymore. Finally , LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! We have work to do.
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 9:20 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 9:20 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Nice West Virgina mouth and brain! Fine...if thats how you want it we won't waste any more time feelin sorry for you....just go suck on the BIG loss pal....cry, moan, and gnash your teeth about the state of WVU's former program.
We at Pitt dont really give a flying F then....
Stand on the stern of the Titanic as it goes down and wave goodbye....all brought about by a humiliating loss to those big bad "pussys" from right up I79. We rammed it to you...cost you the Natl Championship, knocked your Heisman hopefuls out of the race ( Slayton 11 yds ha) and sent your coach packing....program destroying loss.
We gave it to you right up the ass with the big one. Just where you like it Hoopey!
The next 3 yrs in football and basketball BEND OVER and grab your ankles...your poop chute is gonna look like the Holland Tunnel. :jerk
geodesy
Posted: 12/18/2007 9:37 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 9:37 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
BBC,
Glad to see you drop the pretense, and show your true colors you schadenfreude.
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:12 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 10:12 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
yeah try to be nice to you guys and you are assholes about it....give you a shot and you cry about it.....untermenchen!
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:14 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 10:14 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
it was just a flat out NIGHTMARE 13-9....

end of converstation shotzie!

be as quiet as your stadium was.....
Bones
Posted: 12/18/2007 11:57 pm  Updated: 12/18/2007 11:58 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
You did have false pretenses BigBadCat. One fan spoke out against you and you backlashed all the WVU fans. Geodesy pegged you right on the money.

What's the matter, don't you have a cool school website of your own, mad and depressed you can't even play in the Cheerios Bowl? Say it slowly, B C S bowl, B C S bowl - I did that because you can't spell, therefore I didn't think you could read real well. "bigger NITEMARE" lol!
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/19/2007 8:19 am  Updated: 12/19/2007 8:20 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Pittsburgh 9 National Championships

West Vagina 0 National Championships

If you aint the lead dog Mr BCS bowl, the view never changes....

Think your gonna beat OU...haha...you couldnt even beat Pitt at Home! :finger

I can hear the chants in Morgantown already...
"Were # 15, were #15, Were #15...Big Freekin Whoop!

Our bowl was YOU. We won that bowl. Read MY lips..
you WERE #1 just prior to that...now your program is in the toilet.
BCS that my friend. See you hillbillies on the hard wood. "Start Your Tractors..." :finger
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/19/2007 8:30 am  Updated: 12/19/2007 8:33 am
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Yeah its our fault for expressing the fact that even as rivals we feel for your situation and think its was a raw deal. That deserves the type of inane attack that the Buchannon Boil launched.
Its always just hate Pitt no matter what.
We are sick of you. Fans like that is what gives you guys a bad name. Very sophisticated.
See...you dont like it much either do you jocko when someone launches back...it wasn't an attack against ALL WVU fans....just that doofass.
I loved the touch of a little German to try and indicate he was educated. Must have gotten that off the history channel....haha....you DO have cable down there dont you?
Lets face it...we own you this year...the loss to Pitt turns out to be absolutely crushing to your program....it will forever go down as the defining upset in the series....your stomach will ALWAYS hurt when you see it or its brought up...Ah what might have been....crushed like a grape by the claws of the Panthers...
And we ain't even gotten started yet my friend.
Just wait....its all relative (in WV anyways)
Jude
Posted: 12/19/2007 9:21 am  Updated: 12/19/2007 9:21 am
WMITC
Joined: 1/20/2006
From: Eastern Panhandle, WV
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
BBC,
Take this stuff to the message board if you feel that strongly. You aren't commenting on the article.
BigBadCat
Posted: 12/19/2007 10:17 am  Updated: 12/19/2007 10:17 am
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From: Altoona, PA
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
ok...will do.

Stand by my intial sincere comments on this article....you guys got a raw deal and most Pitt fans I know regret that it happened to you in this way. Really surprised to see Rod pull this on you guys...almost as improbable as the Pitt win. You just never know anymore about anything in college sports....2007 has been an extremely WEIRD year for sure...many people will be glad its almost over.


Good Luck...your going to need it.
GlessnerWVU
Posted: 12/19/2007 8:56 pm  Updated: 12/19/2007 8:56 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Great article, about sums it up.

I would be willing to donate to WVU legal defense fund to fight Coach DICK.

Hey Rich (I mean DICK)----> :finger
GlessnerWVU
Posted: 12/21/2007 6:05 pm  Updated: 12/21/2007 6:11 pm
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Open in new window
drmb
Posted: 12/22/2007 11:33 pm  Updated: 12/22/2007 11:33 pm
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Joined: 12/21/2007
From: Columbus OH
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 Re: An Open Letter to Rich Rodriguez
Spurrier is our man. He is at odds with the South Carolina administration. His ego eclipses Rich Rodriguez (and a few more), and his recruiting skill speaks for itself. While he may be in the twilight of his career, he is great interim material. As I told the Charleston Gazette......Michigan may raid the chickencoup but WVU is the Statue of Liberty for college coaches. SPurrier would be the perfect adjunct to Huggins, and WVU will be whole. We need the home run!!!!!! Sure, we can do it with a second tire (assistant) coach, or even someone from another division, but WVU needs FLASH and Spurrier could deliver. He's forgotten more about SEC football thank Coach Rod will know in his pathetic lifetime.
Mary Beth Butcher MD
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