It appears the day after taking the Michigan head job, Rich was a busy guy. According to the Detroit Free Press, Rich went back with his team video editor and SHREDDED and SHREDDED and SHREDDED documents pertaining to the West Virginia football program.......for the last SEVEN YEARS.
The Free Press, via the Charleston Gazette, said Rodriguez “destroyed all or most of the paperwork filed relating to every player on the Mountaineer roster and virtually all of the activities conducted by the programs over the past seven years.”
NICE. What a guy. He knows he owes West Virginia 4 million in a buyout for leaving so is it a cooincidence these documents get shredded? What else was in these documents? Remember, this is the guy who foisted PacMan Jones on the world right out of college.
So, Rich WHY'D ya do it? It doesn't pass any kind of smell test here, you know, the Michigan Way. YCD seriously doubts Bo Schembechler nor Lloyd Carr would have EVER done anything this shady.
Right on cue, Rodriguez and Michigan spokesheads were not available for comment.
UPDATE-According to a West Virginia Athletic Department employee (who asked not to be named) we learn the following:
"It's unbelievable. Everything is gone, like it never existed. Good, bad or indifferent, we don't have a record of anything that has happened."
According to the source, the missing files include all of the players' personal files, which encompass contact information, scholarship money awarded, class attendance records and personal conduct records, the Gazette reported.
"If a player spoke to a school or did public service, we don't have a record of it,'' the source said, according to the newspaper. "If he broke a rule or missed class, we don't have a record of that, either. We don't have anything. All the good things these kids have done over the years, there's nothing -- not a picture of somebody speaking to a class, nothing. Why would somebody do that?"