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West Virginia Gets NCAA Letter. Bill Stewart's Had Worse

The NCAA notified West Virginia this week that they are pursuing an investigation of the activities of student managers and other non-coaching staff during the period from 2005-2009. If this sounds familiar, it should, since Michigan just finished up their tussle with the NCAA over the same issue. The common denominator here is Rich Rodriguez, who allegedly liked to use non-coaching staff as de facto coaches, a clear violation of NCAA rules capping the number of coaches on staff. 

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This is bad news, but Folksiest Coach In America Bill Stewart probably didn't sweat this too much. As long as it doesn't involve people threatening to kill you, he's just fine with whatever you put on his desk. 

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"I got death threats, a guy e-mailed me death threats," Stewart said, sitting in an office, his index finger pointing to a computer on his desk. "And I know it was because we didn't beat [the point spread]. I turned it over to the authorities, but that bothered me. I mean, you have to be kidding me. That's not what this is supposed to be about."

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And that was after a win, mind you. I'd be a bit more than "bothered" by a death threat, but I clearly don't have the front-porch whittlin' cool of Bill Stewart. 

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