CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A lot of West Virginia football fans would pay a lot of money to whack former head coach Rich Rodriguez with a stick.
It will only cost five bucks.
On Saturday night, the Charleston Civic Center was filled with Mountaineer fans rooting on their basketball team against Oklahoma, but come Wednesday, a few thousand of them will return to the arena for a Fiesta Bowl watch party when West Virginia takes on the Sooners at 7 p.m.
And Rodriguez will be on hand — in the form of a piñata that fans can take a swing at for $5, with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
That's just one of a variety of things West Virginia fans are doing to show their displeasure for Rodriguez's recent departure to take the head football coaching job at Michigan.
If smacking a paper-mache Rodriguez isn't good enough, Ed Schoettker is providing another option for angry Mountaineer fans.
The Charleston resident arrived at Saturday's basketball game with a life-size cardboard cutout of Rodriguez — with a few of his own modifications, of course.
Covering the West Virginia logo on his shirt was a yellow "M.