Rodriguez Officially Finished

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia University athletics
spokesman says Rich Rodriguez's resignation as football coach is
effective at midnight Tuesday instead of Jan. 3.

WVU football spokesman Mike Montoro confirmed the change late
Tuesday but said he did not know why the effective date was moved
forward.

Rodriguez's agent, Mike Brown, did not immediately return a
telephone message.

As of Tuesday, WVU had not named an interim coach. Montoro said
Mountaineers' associate head coach Bill Stewart is in charge of
football practices as the team prepares for the Fiesta Bowl on Jan.
2. No. 11 West Virginia will face No. 3 Oklahoma.