Category Archives: West Virginia Football

Bill Martin’s Train Wreck

Scott Draper, we are told, resigned the other day. Who? Scott Draper, Assistant AD for Football, under Bill Martin. Scott Draper? Still don’t recall?  He was one of the Three Amigos (along with Rich Rod, and Dir. of FB Ops … Continue reading

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Brandon Passing His Halfway Moment?

Try this one on:  “Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” (Pearl S. Buck) The “halfway moment.” Once you stop and think about this notion, it will stick with … Continue reading

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@RichRod– RR’s First Post-Firing Tweet: “Have Shredder, Will Travel”

  When he departed WVU, Rich Rod burned alot of bridges – friends, relatives, associates.  He made sure he called prize-recruit Terrelle Pryor to tell him about Rich’s acceptance of the Michigan job — even before he informed the WVU … Continue reading

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Publicity Hound Brandon Fritters Away Crucial Recruiting Days

Brandon’s self-created media circus here violates his number one “triage” duty: to not waste one hour or day of precious recruiting time between Jan. 1 and the Feb. 5 “signing day.” Every second is valuable. Brandon’s had 5 weeks since … Continue reading

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M Go Ogle: Rich Rod’s Google Search Log

Brewonsouthu has just been provided, from an anonymous but highly reliable source, a partial copy of Rich Rod’s Google Search log on the night before the MClub Football Banquet on Dec. 3, at which he eventually attempted to lead the … Continue reading

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So Much for Enforcement: NCAA Swallows the Hook, Line and Sinker

Let’s take a look at this decision of November 4.  It’s  packed with some excellent findings of fact.  But the decision is also badly flawed, written with the sort of “make-believe” world approach one might more commonly find in a … Continue reading

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UM’s Wimpy “Corrective Actions”

We’ve already discussed, in the early post on Rich Rod’s phony “Didn’t Know, Didn’t Ask, Didn’t Read, & Overlooked” Defense, the complete absence of any substantive information from RR as to his “Corrective Actions” – he will “redouble [his] efforts” … Continue reading

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Why the Mysterious Missing “Three Amigos” (RR, Labadie, Draper) Texts are Important

[Sum:  UM Investigation was rendered almost meaningless by lack of any info about communications amongst the Three Amigos – RR, Draper, Labadie – because RR had no UM email.  RR most likely texted on a Blackberry with them, but Investigators … Continue reading

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Rodriguez’ April ’08 Deposition Contradicts His May’10 Filing’s Claim That He “Didn’t Know” the Rules

[Sum: RR’s 4/08 sworn -deposition in WVU Contract Buyout litigation showed he knew — contrary to his claim in the UM NCAA case – that any coaching activity engaged in by a staffer required that he be counted as a … Continue reading

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