Rodriguez’s Contract Details

By · Sunday, December 16, 2007 · 4:52 PM |  Share | 11 Comments 

Take it for what it’s worth, but Mike Florio (of Pro Football Talk fame; also lives in West Virginia if I remember correctly) is reporting the details of Rich Rodriguez’s contract and the issue of his $4 million buyout.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Michigan is paying $3 million of a $4 million buyout of Rich Rodriguez’s contract at West Virginia.

The other $1 million presumably is coming from Rodriguez. Then again, former WVU basketball coach John Beilein managed earlier this year to negotiate his buyout from $2.5 million to $1.5 million.

As we previously reported, Rodriguez will make $2.4 million per year in Ann Arbor.

I would imagine that boosters will help pay for the buyout and that none of it will be paid for by Rodriguez himself. Although it was reported that John Beilein had to pay for his buyout by himself, it is believed that he had help making that payment from some boosters, so I would imagine with this being the football coach, the situation will resolve itself quickly.


  1. ST says:

    I like it. Glad to see they pulled it off. R.R. will bring some change. GO BLUE!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I bet Sam Mcguffie is pumped about this hire. Imagine him in a spead offense!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey, no problem. I’ll pick up the 4 bills.

  4. Living in reality says:

    Still upset with Martin??????????

  5. Anonymous says:

    does anyone really think Mallett is quick enough to run the spread offense?

  6. Shaun says:

    Spread yes, spread option NO.

  7. Anonymous says:


    Do you think all of Michigan’s recruits will stay committed?? Also, do you think Pryor or any of the other WV recruits will join RR and come to Mich??

  8. Anonymous says:

    Signing a big name will help keep the recruits. If they were sold on Mich. w/ an unstable coaching staff, they should be even more ready to join the VICTORS. I think Pryor is well on his way to Ann Arbor. Any concerns about WV’s history of blowing the big games? Something Mich is trying to change.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Will the potential for big #s in teh spread offense help keep Super Mario or is his as good as gone?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Michigan will go 2 and 10 next year and lose to Ohio State. RR is a traitor and he will do the same thing to Michigan that he did to WVU. (If he doesn’t get fired after his first, losing season at Michigan)


  11. Anonymous says:

    Your just mad we got WVU’s BB and football coach. GO BLUE!

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