Share “Moutaineers fans get a chance to vent anger”

Moutaineers fans get a chance to vent anger

By Scott Wright Published: January 1, 2008
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.” In his hand was a bottle of "Devil's Juice.” And adorning his head were a pair of horns.

Schoettker was letting Mountaineer fans write personal messages — no vulgarity allowed — to Rodriguez.

Continue reading this story on the...


  1. 1
    Top Clinton aide passed classified intel to Clinton Foundation
  2. 2
    Trump calls former President George W. Bush 'a disaster'
  3. 3
    Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study
  4. 4
    Norwegian Air CEO Says $69 Flights From U.S. to Europe Coming Soon
  5. 5
    Lawsuit filed against School Board in bullied teen's suicide at Seminole school
+ show more


× Trending ou Article