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Dan Patrick
September 29, 2008
The Interview Rich Rodriguez MICHIGAN COACH His Wolverines, who are 1--2 (no doubt to the delight of many in West Virginia), play No. 9 Wisconsin on Saturday.
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September 29, 2008

Just My Type

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The Interview
Rich Rodriguez
MICHIGAN COACH
His Wolverines, who are 1--2 (no doubt to the delight of many in West Virginia), play No. 9 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Dan Patrick: Do you go into chat rooms and read what's being said about you?

Rich Rodriguez: I like to read USA Today and what some local folks are saying, but so many things out there aren't true, I'm in a better mood when I don't read it. If there's something I need to know, my people tell me.

DP: Could you sum up what happened last December [Rodriguez left West Virginia before its bowl game, sparking outrage and a lawsuit over his $4 million buyout fee, which he and Michigan ended up splitting] in a way that is fair to you and West Virginia?

RR: I don't want to go through that whole thing, but I'm sure everybody is glad it's over. I don't think the whole truth came out. There's great people at West Virginia, and in the state, and that's my home. I have family there. I hope the facts will come out and people will say, Hey, he decided to change jobs, let's wish him well and move on.

DP: Would you ever schedule West Virginia?

RR: [Laughs.] I don't think that would be a good idea now. Maybe in eight or ten years, we may have a nonconference opportunity....

DP: Eight or ten years?

RR: How long does it take for people to move on?

DP: I don't know—20 years? Will you be there then, Coach?

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