Pastilong: Not Heard From Rodriguez

West Virginia athletic director Ed Pastilong said he has not heard from head coach Rich Rodriguez at all today, even after it was reported Rodriguez was meeting with Michigan officials about its vacated coaching position.

"I have not heard from coach Rodriguez today," Pastilong said. "And it has always been our philosophy that we do not indicate whether we have been contacted by other schools or given schools permission to speak with our coaches. If Rich was talking to them, I am confident he would have told us about it."

Michigan's site, GoBlueWolverine, has confirmed via two sources that Rodriguez and, according to The Sporting News, his agent, met with Michigan officials in Toledo, Ohio today. No. 9 West Virginia, 10-2, is scheduled to have practice this evening in preparation for its Fiesta Bowl contest versus No. 4 Oklahoma. Rodriguez is reportedly talking to Michigan athletic director Bill Martin and University president Mary Sue Coleman.

Rodriguez's buyout currently sits at $4 million. He was paid $1.7 million this season. Rodriguez turned down an offer from Alabama last season.

"Just last year we made a strong commitment both ways," Pastilong said. "We plan on Rodriguez being here for a long time."

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