I’m a Fan of…Rich Rodriguez?: Afraid So, Even With the Practice Allegations

Posted by Tim McGhee on August-31-2009 Add Comments

First, let's get the bad part out of the way.

Even after nearly 20 months to get over it, I'm still PO'ed at Rich Rodriguez for being completely outcoached by Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt at the most critical juncture in the history of West Virginia football, the 2007 Backyard Brawl, during which the Mountaineers were 28-point favorites to go to the BCS Championship game. 

We may never get that close again. 

What a monumental blown opportunity it was.  

All Rich had to do was open it up for a few plays by throwing downfield—and do it before halftime—and WVU would have had the chance to hoist the crystal football. 

The choke thing, and the fact that I th...

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