It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Rodriguez caves; West Virginia “settles” for the $4 million it was seeking in its lawsuit.

I say RichRod caves, but it’s more likely that it was pressure on others that brought this mess to a resolution:

… One key that triggered a settlement appeared to be the pressure brought by WVU to depose Michigan President Sue Coleman and Athletic Director Bill Martin. There was a hearing scheduled in Michigan this afternoon on WVU’s attempts to force the two to testify under oath what they knew about the hiring of Rodriguez and the buyout clause in the contract with WVU.

You really have to wonder whose bright idea it was to push forward and fight on this.

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2 responses to “It seemed like a good idea at the time.

  1. Ally

    Best news I’ve heard all day. If kids have to stick to their LOI’s then coaches need to stick to their contracts, or face the consequences. Its called responsibility, Rich.
    And did he honestly think he was gonna convince a judge and/or jury that he was “tricked” into signing that contract with WVU?
    One thing I don’t get is why Michigan has to pony up their portion of the dough immediately yet Rich gets to postpone his payment plan until 2010?

  2. bad pr

    re: postponed payment–

    If Rich Rod is successful, he will no doubt get his payments covered my Michigan. By 2010, he will have played his third game against Ohio State. No matter what his w-l record is at that point, those three games are what determines his fate.