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NJFINSFAN1
12-05-2006, 03:04 PM
NEW YORK -- West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez, who called labeled reports that he had agreed to leave for Alabama last weekend as "rumors," is meeting with Alabama officials here, according to several published and broadcast reports

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2687119

NYPhinFan
12-05-2006, 04:02 PM
NEW YORK -- West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez, who called labeled reports that he had agreed to leave for Alabama last weekend as "rumors," is meeting with Alabama officials here, according to several published and broadcast reports

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2687119
How can that possibly be when it was reported here 1000 times that Saban was meeting with them? Could it be that it was all just a made up unsubstantiated rumor?????. I will not believe it!:sidelol: :sidelol:

Kev83
12-05-2006, 04:25 PM
Rodriguez is meeting with Bama officials and will get an offer.
Saban, as of now, is not.

Alabama targeted Spurrier and Rodriguez from the beginning.
At least 3 players (2 currently on the team and one alum) feel it's gonna be Rodriguez, unless RR has a change of heart.

ChambersWI
12-05-2006, 04:33 PM
Rodriguez would be a fool not to take the job. He's made WVU a very good program, BUT you will never be able to bring in a lot of top recruits to WVU. Atleast at Bama, you have a shot at getting top recruits consistently.

FLOUNDER
12-05-2006, 06:57 PM
He has two of the best players in the america, Pat White and Steve Slaton and there only sophomores...

Plus oliver lucks son who plays high school football in texas wants to come to WVU next year...

FLOUNDER
12-05-2006, 11:24 PM
No updates yet guys, i'll let you know if i hear anything

Motion
12-05-2006, 11:37 PM
He should definitely take it. Big step up.

FLOUNDER
12-05-2006, 11:38 PM
a step up?

Money wise, not coaching wise

Motion
12-05-2006, 11:41 PM
a step up?

Money wise, not coaching wise
Your honestly gonna try and tell me that WVU is in anyway as prestigous of a job as Alabama? Get real. Its a step up in every way. School, tradition, conference, money, reputation, etc.... And you have the nerve to call Florida fans homers? Wow

As long as they give him more time than they did Shula, he'll do pretty well there I think.

PHANTASTIC 13
12-05-2006, 11:48 PM
Damn it, I was hoping that the Hurricanes would interview him for the head coaching job, he would be a great coach for the U.

HysterikiLL
12-05-2006, 11:52 PM
I think he should stay at WVU, regardless of how attractive the Alabama job is. WVU are a good school -- they have two heisman candidates next season, they'll have a much better recruiting class than in past years, and they could potentially be ranked in the top 5 in preseason polls. They'll have a shot at the Nat'l Championship next year. Alabama will have a shot at cracking the top 25....but probably won't.

Motion
12-05-2006, 11:54 PM
I think he should stay at WVU, regardless of how attractive the Alabama job is. WVU are a good school -- they have two heisman candidates next season, they'll have a much better recruiting class than in past years, and they could potentially be ranked in the top 5 in preseason polls. They'll have a shot at the Nat'l Championship next year. Alabama will have a shot at cracking the top 25....but probably won't.

Good point. Alabama is a project at this point. It would be a challenge for sure but overall I still think its definitely a better job.

Coral Reefer
12-06-2006, 12:06 AM
Why on earth would he leave such a powerhouse conference and a team that was griping about deserving Natl. title attention?

Would make absolutely zero sense..... unless.....

PHANTASTIC 13
12-06-2006, 12:06 AM
I think the Hurricanes job is more attractive than the Mountaineer job, I mean how many National Championships does West Virginia have? :wink:

FLOUNDER
12-06-2006, 12:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HysterikiLL
I think he should stay at WVU, regardless of how attractive the Alabama job is. WVU are a good school -- they have two heisman candidates next season, they'll have a much better recruiting class than in past years, and they could potentially be ranked in the top 5 in preseason polls. They'll have a shot at the Nat'l Championship next year. Alabama will have a shot at cracking the top 25....but probably won't.


thank you, thats what i was getting ready to explain. Why would you leave a team that has such high hopes and national championship asparations in the near future rather than a team that you basically have to rebuild from scratch

Kev83
12-06-2006, 12:15 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2687119

...and the plot thickens.

Timmy54
12-06-2006, 11:10 AM
Why on earth would he leave such a powerhouse conference and a team that was griping about deserving Natl. title attention?

Would make absolutely zero sense..... unless.....

Big East=Powerhouse conference???
National Title......uhhhh maybe but probably not!

the move makes alot of sense. Bama is a job that is a big step up, but the problem i see is you will still be in the shadow of the Bear and wont be given enough time to develop your program.

DBoston80
12-06-2006, 11:14 AM
The Bama job is very overatted...tons of top programs in the south to deal with in recruiting....in that conference they wont be competitive for a long time.

Bumpus
12-06-2006, 11:20 AM
:fire:

Kev83
12-06-2006, 02:14 PM
The Bama job is very overatted...tons of top programs in the south to deal with in recruiting....in that conference they wont be competitive for a long time.

Get a grip. This is the same team who was 10-2 and #8 in the polls a year ago. And UA recruits very well, even through the probation period. Won't be competitive for a long time? In this conference, every week is competitive.

The Bama job isn't what it used to be, but it still provides greater opportunities in the long-run than WV can offer. I'm hoping we pull him in, obviously and this waiting game is driving me nuts.

DBoston80
12-06-2006, 06:08 PM
Get a grip. This is the same team who was 10-2 and #8 in the polls a year ago. And UA recruits very well, even through the probation period. Won't be competitive for a long time? In this conference, every week is competitive.

The Bama job isn't what it used to be, but it still provides greater opportunities in the long-run than WV can offer. I'm hoping we pull him in, obviously and this waiting game is driving me nuts.

Bama is nothing more than a middle of the pack program who I cant see contending for a national title for a long time.

Timmy54
12-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Get a grip. This is the same team who was 10-2 and #8 in the polls a year ago. And UA recruits very well, even through the probation period. Won't be competitive for a long time? In this conference, every week is competitive.

The Bama job isn't what it used to be, but it still provides greater opportunities in the long-run than WV can offer. I'm hoping we pull him in, obviously and this waiting game is driving me nuts.

even tho Bama went 6-6, they were still competitive game in game out. I think with the right guy in the mix Bama will recruit well and will be winners pretty soon. I know it isnt the OSU job but that one is already filled. It is definatley a step up over any big east job unless your a basketball coach.

Kev83
12-07-2006, 08:55 PM
http://www.southernsportstonight.com/article.asp?IDNum=493
(http://www.southernsportstonight.com/article.asp?IDNum=493)

Updated info on the Bama-Rodriguez ordeal.