Well, yes, he was already quite wealthy. And already clad in the ol' maize 'n blue, whether he thought about it that way or not. Neither of those facts, technically, is changing.
Rodriguez will, however, be coaching in Michigan next season:
In an early afternoon meeting with his football team, Rodriguez announced he was leaving to become the head coach at Michigan.
Rodriguez walked into a scheduled 1:30 p.m. meeting with his team and emerged 10 minutes later without comment and walked briskly back to his office. Shortly thereafter the players began to file out of the meeting room, somber-faced and generally without comment.
Rodriguez reportedly met with Michigan officials this past Friday in Toledo, Ohio
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No good numbers on the money, though there is speculation Rod will make $2.5 million, and won't coach the Mountaineers in the Fiesta Bowl.
Quick spin: Michigan averted complete disaster. Fallout: now what the hell does West Virginia do? You know, I hear a certain alum is looking to get back in the business...