Rodriguez Linkfest : Rodriguez's Story is More Than Just West Virginia 

Rodriguez is widely considered one of the godfathers of the spread that has become the rage in college football.

Star-Telegram : These Goodbyes Were Anything But Sweet

  • Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson on the same page as Rich Rod and West Virginia

Toledo Blade : Freshman Could Be Heavily Counted On
Rodriguez singled out receivers Martavious Odoms, Terrance Robinson, Michael Shaw and Darryl Stonum and running backs Sam McGuffie and Michael Cox, along with quarterback Justin Feagin, as possible first-year contributors.

Also showing "some athletic ability," according to Rodriguez, were freshmen tight ends Brandon Moore and Kevin Koger, a Whitmer graduate.

USAToday : West Virginia Billed Over $330K
WVU spokeswoman Becky Loftstead said school officials and the Board of Governors both believe the fee "is reasonable given the volume of work and the positive outcome." Big Ten Blog : RichRod must buck trend to beat Michigan State
At Michigan, the last coach to win in his first try against MSU was Bennie Oosterbaan in 1948.

PS...what about that other trend, where MSU hasn't won legally since 1999.

Wall Street Journal : Questions for Rich Rodriguez

We hope it's exciting. But it's only going to be exciting if we're executing properly and scoring points, getting first downs and moving the ball up and down the field. We have challenges because of the inexperience. But it's a system we've run for many years and we're comfortable with and the players, I think, have really bought into it. They've learned it very quickly. We'll keep getting better because there's so much more that we can do than we're doing now.