I got a great laugh out of this quote...note the difference in mentality between WVU and Michigan. I'm glad this is over.
God bless them...but, GO BLUE!
"For a change, though, the football offseason now feels normal in West Virginia. Pat White is again the most popular man among Mountaineers fans. The talk surrounds the ceiling for running back Noel Devine, and what can be expected of a defense that lost so much from a year ago.
And there is Gilson, who has purged enough of this ugly winter, spring and summer to look with optimism toward the fall.
"You know, we've got two sellouts already," he said over the phone. "And some really good coaches. I think this could turn out to be a great year here."
Let's get all the lawsuit talk contained in one place.
1st Question: How dumb is Mike Garrison? And what are the penalites for lying under oath in a civil deposition? Doesn't he know that it's two versus one. It's his word versus the word of TWO people who have NOT been fired for corruption.
And the monkey commericial is looking more and more like it's a fair representation of what was going on. Check out this quote:
"I mean, [Pastilong] and I just had a major disagreement on that point," Farmer said in a June 10 deposition, also released today. "Oh, I have counseled the athletic director that I think Mike Parsons should fired; I've counseled [outgoing President Mike Garrison] that I think Mike Parsons should be fired.
"I don't think he's good for the athletic department. . . in the way in which he operates his responsibilities. For instance, what I have described as the culture of 'no.' I mean, if there's a question, the answer from Mike Parsons is 'no.' It's not, 'Well, what do we need to do to figure that out, or is that a good idea or a bad idea?' [It] is 'no.' I think we could have somebody in that position in the athletic department that would be better for the athletic department."
Added Rutledge, who followed Rodriguez to Michigan where he serves as an external-relations assistant: "At some point, the people are going to have to realize that maybe, just maybe, Coach Rodriguez is telling the truth. It's funny that all the major players in this whole deal [are exiting] -- Mike Garrison, president, gone; Craig Walker, chief of staff, gone; [Steve] Farmer, Board of Governors, steps down; . . . [retiring Athletic Director] Ed Pastilong, about to be gone. It sounds to me like there are no weapons of mass destruction."
Seriously f'd up! Just turn up the radio! COME ON FEEL THE NOISE!