What did Rich Rodriguez do now to ruffle the feathers at WVU? ::
Just when you think the Rich Rodriguez-to-Michigan story can't get any juicier, word comes from Morgantown that the former WVU coach may have destroyed all the paperwork relating to every player -- past and present -- over the past seven years. We agree with R-Rod's agent, Mike Brown, who is baffled that the school didn't have copies of such important records. For those late to the Rodriguez-to-Michigan party, the Wizard of Odds has done an excellent job tracking all the craziness since the coach's departure from Morgantown.
Where Are They Now? -- Heisman Edition
In case you were wondering what happened to Gino Torretta, Rashaan Salaam and other college greats, here's your answer.
Coaching With Your Shoes Off
Forget Wagner Coach Mike Deane and his seatbelt on the bench, our new favorite coach is Ron Hunter at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis). During the Jaguars game against Oakland (Mich.) on Jan. 24, Hunter will coach in his bare feet to raise awareness of people around the world without shoes.
Student Section Technicals
The Western Athletic Conference issued a warning to student sections that "any pre-meditated chants that contain vulgar or offensive language will result in a technical foul called against the home team." And for our bilingual friends, don't try and get too fancy because "Spanish replacement words also will be met with technical fouls."
The rapid decline of Mike Nifong continued yesterday. :: Max Turner/Icon SMI
Think the Rodriguez saga has gone on too long at West Virginia? It's nothing compared to the Duke lacrosse case, which broke nearly two years ago and still has legs. The latest news involves former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, who lost his job and his career over his zealous prosecution of the Duke lacrosse case, and filed for bankruptcy yesterday with a reported debt of $180.3 million and assets of $243,898.