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Moore back in Tuscaloosa; Rodriguez meets with WVU athletic director

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Are we closer to landing Rodriguez?

According to the Charleston Daily Mail, Rodriguez met for two hours with WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong. Pastilong said they discussed the upcoming Gator Bowl game against Georgia Tech on Jan. 1, 2007, among other matters.

Asked if the Alabama job was discussed, Pastilong said "I cannot talk about that, because it is a personnel issue."

Pastilong indicated to the Daily Mail that the school may not be inclined to offer Rodriguez another raise after signing an extension in the summer that also included a raise to close to $1.1 million annually and a possibility of more than $400,000 in additional performance bonuses.


Further:

Moore traveled from Teterboro Airport in suburban New Jersey to Tuscaloosa via a chartered Canadair CL-600 Challenger 604 jet. He was the only one on the plane to disembark in Tuscaloosa at 1:20 p.m. before it traveled to Montgomery later Wednesday.

Moore?s return to Tuscaloosa was not his original plan for this week. The UA athletic director was scheduled to fly from New York ? where he was attending College Football Hall of Fame ceremonies, talking with people about the Alabama vacancy and meeting with Rodriguez ? to Chicago today in order to watch the Tide?s fourth-ranked basketball team against Notre Dame on Thursday.


Is Moore back in T-Town to announce Rodriguez in the morning? Fingers crossed...