I'm sure that in a couple years I'll be able to say something nice about the guy. I know he did a lot of good things for West Virginia. At the moment, however, my thoughts are running a less charitable course.
My problem with his leaving has really very little to do with his accepting a better job offer and more to do with the idea that even a native West Virginian does not find us good enough. There is little escaping that thought.
When John Beilein left WVU for the same Michigan, I truly wished him well. Beilein brought so much class to our basketball program. I was sad to see him go.
It is a different story with Coach Rod. He called this his dream job, and as little as two weeks ago he told us we were stuck with him. He lied to all of us.