CHARLESTON, W.VA -- Rich Rodriguez will not be making a smooth transition from West Virginia to Michigan. At least not financially.
West Virginia University's Board of Governors is suing its
former football coach to collect a 4-million-dollar buyout of his
contract with the school. The lawsuit states the university
believes Rodriguez doesn't intend to abide by the contract.
The buyout clause requires Rodriguez to pay 4-million dollars to
the school over a two-year period, with one-third of the total due
30 days after his employment ends. His resignation was effective
Rodriguez went to the Wolverines after seven seasons in
Morgantown, where he led the Mountaineers to four Big East
championships and a 60-26 record.