West Virginia hired a new coach to replace Rich Rodriguez, who departed for a better job at Michigan almost a month ago. But WFV fans are still plenty pissed that someone would have the temerity to leave such a fine state.
Mountaineer fans furious over Rodriguez’s Dec. 16 decision to accept the head coaching job at Michigan have vandalized his home near Morgantown, hanging signs on a fence and tossing a mailbox in the yard. Arleen Rodriguez [Rich's mother] says her teenage grandson received a death threat and found other harassing notes taped to his locker at East Fairmont (Va.) High School, while her 12-year-old granddaughter had to be escorted to classes.
It's kind of awkward for me to provide commentary on this story, because when I first read it I thought that Rich Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez were the same person. I read it three times and kept thinking, "Sure, the Spy Kids movies are dumb, but is it really worth threatening his children over? And shouldn't Sin City earn him a free pass?" In hindsight, I guess it makes a little more sense than I originally thought.
[via The Debriefing]