Sean Berton, who transfered to NC State after Rich Rodriquez was hired at WV, gave his take on Rodriguez in a message board post on Scout.com
Hey all… This is your pal Sean Berton… just dropping in to wish you all good luck in the Fiesta Bowl…This will be the first game that I will be rooting for you guys again since that evil, knieving J-off Rich Rodriguez took over. Yes the argument can be made that he left this program better off than it was and in alot of areas thats certainly true. But now you all know what I knew from the very first meeting I had with the guy… And thats that hes an egomaniacal, selfish D-head thats looking out for one person and one person only’s interests’. He will cheat, lie, steal…anything he has to do to get what Rich Rodriguez wants…Everyone around him is merely a pawn and a means to a happy end for himself. Maybe for some fans, class and character don’t hold much water and a win is a win and thats all that matters. I’ve never lived my life that way and have been taught that treating the people around you with the dignity, respect and honesty they deserve comes before the bottom line. As a player, I made a choice that had nothing to do with the University. I loved playing for WVU’s football team under Don Nehlen and I loved going to school there and still enjoy many great friendships with people I met there inside and outside of the program. I refused to play under a guy who so blatantly lacked a code of ethics and any type of moral integrity. I would never want my son to play/work for a person like that even if it did mean winning a championship. I would have loved to finish a WVU Mountaineer. Now that you guys have flushed this piece of human garbage from your program, you will have a great chance to win and do it the right way. I wish you guys the best of luck in your bowl game and in your coaching search. All the Best… Go EERS!!!