Pastilong, who still lives in Morgantown with wife Mona, follows his four grandsons. "Typical grandparents," he said. "Nothing to do. At the end of the day, nothing gets done."
Still, Pastilong used to have a dog in the media rights fight.
"I can recall several years ago going before [the WVU] board of governors," he said. "I explained our position with West Virginia Radio.
"It was a very detailed discussion. At the end of the meeting it was decided we should continue as such."
He had no comment on the move to IMG.
"I don't know all the particulars," Pastilong said. "I've been away from it, so I can't comment. I will say this, though: Through my years, and through those of Fred Schaus, Dick Martin, Leland Byrd and Red Brown, working with Jack Fleming and Woody O'Hara, we've had a very good relationship with West Virginia Radio. It proved beneficial to West Virginia.
"On this [agreement], though, I can't render an opinion. Like they say, the devil is in the details."
A new day has certainly arrived at WVU. Athletic directors not only have to manage their school's sports, but also technology and, yes, lawsuits.
"I thought that line of work was exciting," Pastilong said. "I even hate to use the word 'work.' There were so many people, so many activities and so much competitiveness daily. There were conference and national issues. I miss that excitement."
He then paused, thinking about the hornet's nest that's been WVU's media rights process.
"Then there are days," he concluded, "when you wake up, read about the issues, go back to bed and lay right back down."
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