Paper trail shows months of discontent before Rodriguez departure

By Anna Sale  

WVU football coach Rich Rodriguez’s departure last month may have taken fans by surprise, but months before his resignation, he was demanding a “culture change” at the school. E-mails obtained by The Associated Press show those changes included a shakeup of the athletic department and a struggle for more control over the football program. Emails show Rodriguez’s agent also had complaints about Governor Manchin’s involvement in the program. AP Morgantown Correspondent Vicki Smith says news stories that relied heavily on anonymous sources motivated her to request the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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