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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:

The Rich Rodriguez era at West Virginia ended early Sunday afternoon, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

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
- - - teased further confirmation via sought-after Pennsylvania QB/Slash/Pure Terror Terrelle Pryor, now the potential bridge to Rodriguez's preferred spread option at Michigan, which has never put anyone under center - and certainly not in the shotgun! - who doesn't obviously fit in the categories "lumbering" and "white":
"I just spoke to Coach Rodriguez about 10 minutes ago and he told me he is going to Michigan," the QB, Terrelle Pryor, told "He said they made him an offer he can't refuse."
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Terrible Godfather Photoshopping opportunities passed up for this:

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...