So we bring you this closeup of Rita Rodriguez, wife of the Michigan coach. Good news for the Rodriguez family. Yes, Rich Rod owes $1.5 million in his settlement with West Virginia, but that's a heck of a lot better than having to pay $4 million. Rich Rod somehow got Michigan to pick up the other $2.5 million, effectively doubling his first-year compensation. A sampling of the fallout:
Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: People wondered why Michigan's athletic director and president allowed this to go on so long when the outcome and the right thing to do were obvious from the beginning. Michigan should have been better than this.
Michael Rosenberg, Detroit Free Press: This embarrassing ordeal revealed some ugly truths about Rich Rod.
David Goricki, Detroit News: Michigan alums are wary about the decision of the university to pay most of the settlement.
Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: New Mountaineer coach Bill Stewart has taken shots from his former boss, but he may start punching back soon.
Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: Michigan basketball coach John Beilein can't be too happy over the news. He didn't get any help from Michigan in paying off his buyout clause with West Virginia.