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R.I.P. West Virginia Football

Posted by Joel Jackson on December 18, 2007

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Ladies and Gentlemen,We are here to celebrate and say goodbye to Mountaineer football. Why are we saying goodbye, here, at this burial site??? Because with the sudden departure of the good Brother Rich “Dirty Sanchez” Rodriguez to coach a real football program clad in blue and gold, Michigan, West Virginia football has died a quick death.

The sad thing is that apparently this death could have been avoided. All Rodriguez wanted was a little bit more money, not for him, but for his assistants, a few I’m sure much needed upgrades to facilities, and just some general fellatio from the athletic department. Apparently he was promised these things for a while, and they didn’t happen, so when Michigan called, he left. I’m sure John Beilein, Michigan’s basketball coach who paid WVU $1.5 million to go to Michigan, had some influence to Rodriguez.

Now boosters are threatening to pull money. Former Fidelity COO and Mountaineer alum Bob Reynolds said “I’ve had calls from at least six major contributors to the program, and they’re all done [donating] because they know the Mickey Mouse things that have gone on there,” Mr. Reynolds continued. “I’ve been in business 36 years, and it’s the worst business decision I’ve ever seen. I’ve been the COO of a 45,000-person company. When somebody’s producing, you ask, ‘What can I do for you to make your life better?’ Not ‘What can I do to make your life more miserable?’ They have no idea how big this is. It’s frightening.” Uh oh…

Someone asked why West Virginia football has underachieved for years. Thomas came up with 17 reasons, but let me come up with a few. The peak of the program was them beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl a few years ago (Thanks, Georgia). This gave Mountaineer faithful a false sense of who they really were. They forgot that even though that was a big win, their trophy case was filled with bowl wins such as the Continental Tire Bowl and the Sun Bowl, but no National Titles to speak of. If ESPN gave out a “Thursday Night Football” Championship trophy, they would have that too. The fact is that Mountaineer football has been mediocre for YEARS!!!!!!!

Some ‘Eer said that “We will be back”. While everyone says that, the elite programs eventually will be. Herein lies the problem: West Virginia is not, has not been, and never will be, an elite football program. The school has to recruit on a national level, because the state may have 5 top prospects a year playing high school football. So you have to go outside of that, assuming that those prospects don’t want to leave. Pitt has sucked too but at least they can say that they beat you guys at home. As soon as Penn State gets it together, they will lock up recruiting in that area. So West Virginia is screwed.

It is time to be buried. You Mountaineers have had a good run the past 6 years. The only thing that would have been great is a title, but instead you have the title of “The Most Wins of Any Program With No National Titles”. This is like the 6th place ribbon they give to a kid in a “Hokey Pokey” contest for being able to stay on their feet. You’re done, over and buried. Your best players are probably gonna leave (either NFL or transfer), your coach and key members of the staff are now in Ann Arbor, your athletic director is a graduate of the Ken Lay School of Management, and John Denver sucks. Look on the bright side, at least the couches will be safe in Morgantown…

p.s. Hey Michigan, you might wanna hide the cheerleaders from Rodriguez…

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45 Responses to “R.I.P. West Virginia Football”

  1. ktWVU said

    HELL NO WVU NEVER DIED! WERE BETTER WITHOUT ROD. WHAT MICHIGAN DOESNT RELAIZE IS THAT ROD IS GONNA LEAVE THEM AND THERE GONNA BE IN THE SAME SITUATION LIKE WE WERE. WE GOT COACH STEW NOW AND HES GONNA TAKE US TO THE TOP

  2. JB said

    LOL LOL LOL Love these College Football fans who think they know alittle bit about other teams, WVU’s peak was the Sugar Bowl???? where the hell have you been, they’ve always been good, they never get the top talent but they are always in a bowl game and have had some greats in the NFL. And no “Dick Rod” just wanted all the control of the program, he cried like a baby and left, WVU played in the National Championship against ND, went 11-0 5 years later, and it goes on and on. WVU Football and the whole state is about family and hard work and Dick Rod was none of those things, he was a puss and thats why he’s gone, thank god!!! why keep a cheating girlfriend around, get rid of her, and we did. But I tell ya now WVU in the past 2 years has been getting some of the best to commit so NOW you can look out, we did it with 1 and 2 star guy’s, wait till the 4 and 5 star guy’s kick it in. Sorry Michigan your 5th pick as a coach, well he’ll do it to you as well.

  3. “4 and 5 star guy’s kick it in”

    With recruiting class rankings of 36th,56th & 33rd. You don’t have that many 5 star guys.

  4. bleedblueandgold said

    WVU had a good football team before coach “rod”. They will have a good football team after him. Do any of you actually watch college football? Ask Oklahoma. And I don’t mean last years fiesta bowl, either.

    Moderators Notes: Before Coach Rodriguez WVU was what 4th best team in the Big East? Only after Miami, Boston College & Virginia Tech did you ever start placing higher on a consistent basis. If you watched college football you would have known that.

  5. bleedblueadgold said

    Does Michigan have three years to wait for coach “rod” to build their wonderful football program back up? Michigan better forget about their NFL quarterback prosperity, because the NFL does’nt care much for “running” quarterbacks, anymore. But rich rodriguez does’nt like quarterbacks who throw the ball, he wants to run on fourth and two. Don’t hate the WVU Mountaineers, just because the Appalachian State Mountaineers (a division 1AA team) handed it to your precious wolverines at ann arbor. I’m also sorry that the mighty big ten wolverines, had to go to the big east to shop for a coach. Lookout michigan, I hope you have lots of PATIENCE. you will need it.
    signed…..bleedsblueandgold.

    Moderators Notes:
    We hate Michigan as well but at least they have a history of winning.

  6. bleedblueandgold said

    Yeah, miami, boston college,and va. tech really have done well since they went to the carolinas acc. if thats all you have,maybe you should watch more college football, genius.

    Moderators Notes: Well let’s see the final 2007 BCS poll has as Va. Tech finishing 3rd & WVU finishing 9th. In the final 2006 BCS poll WVU did finish at 13th which is higher than Va. Tech’s 15th place but all that’s really overshadowed by Louisville finishing higher at 4th. The final BCS poll in 2005 have both Va. Tech and Miami finishing higher than WVU. In 2004 the final BCS poll reveals Va. Tech finishing at 8th and Miami at 14th, WVU didn’t even place.

    So basically since the “defect” to a better conference WVU placed higher than Va. Tech only once and WVU has placed higher than Miami only twice…hmmm…..sounds like they aren’t hurting. It’s called research son try it sometime…genius.

  7. Joel said

    Moderator, it is futile to argue with this guy. You might as well tell Ann Coulter to eat a 5 piece meal from KFC. You might have better success with that than using things like “stats” and “logic” with some of these Mountaineer fans…

    I guess when you have been dry humping chicks for so long instead of actual insertion, you just don’t know the feeling of true glory. As evidence, see their lack of national titles in their trophy case…

  8. “I guess when you have been dry humping chicks for so long instead of actual insertion, you just don’t know the feeling of true glory. As evidence, see their lack of national titles in their trophy case…”

    That’s poetic…I almost shed a tear.

  9. Reply said

    Moderators Notes: Well let’s see the final 2007 BCS poll has as Va. Tech finishing 3rd & WVU finishing 9th. In the final 2006 BCS poll WVU did finish at 13th which is higher than Va. Tech’s 15th place but all that’s really overshadowed by Louisville finishing higher at 4th. The final BCS poll in 2005 have both Va. Tech and Miami finishing higher than WVU. In 2004 the final BCS poll reveals Va. Tech finishing at 8th and Miami at 14th, WVU didn’t even place.

    So basically since the “defect” to a better conference WVU placed higher than Va. Tech only once and WVU has placed higher than Miami only twice…hmmm…..sounds like they aren’t hurting. It’s called research son try it sometime…genius.

    So, I guess Ohio State won the NC in 2007 even though Florida beat them…because the BCS says. Doesn’t WVU have more BCS wins than the entire ACC combined?

    Moderator’s Notes: Funny Florida is the BCS champ because the BCS says. The ACC won one BCS game, it was championship. How many of those has WVU won? Oh that’s right none. The bottom line is if those three schools didn’t go to the ACC the chances that WVU even making a BCS bowl game are slim.

  10. michiganblows45 said

    rodriguez only won with pat white did u notice that he was average with rasheed marshall,and terrible in ’05 until adam bednarik got hurt and pat white took over, how do expect him to win at michigan this year with two pro qbs. simple, he cant and wont

  11. FckRchRod said

    Who do you think you are!?! last big win was the sugar bowl??? where have you been???? You just named about 10 things wrong with WVU, but you said NOTHING about why WVU is one of the best teams in the nation. Your retarded. Go watch Rich lose another game.

    Moderator’s Notes: It’s you’re not “your” you retard.

  12. FckRchRod said

    Yeah…my point. Thats all you can come back with!?!

    Moderator’s Notes: How about WVU plays in a pathetic conference that only has eights teams? The strength of schedule is sorry. You just got your asses handed to you by ECU…something Rich Rodriguez NEVER did. It’s a wonder you’re still in the top 25 and in some polls you aren’t. Plus you’re not smart enough to use proper grammar when insulting someone’s intelligence. That truly says everything about you that anyone with sense would need to know.

  13. ECU Beat That WVU Ass said

    Hey Fck

    You do realize that WVU lost this past Saturday right? Maybe you’re truly retarded

  14. FckRchRod said

    Yeah, I do realize that, but the person that keeps talking about grammar is an idiot. He posted this before the 2008 season even started.
    I do have to say that the loss to ECU was pathetic. New coach…some new players…it happens. Name one team it hasn’t happened to. If you need a reference you can look up Sept. 1, 2007. The date that 5th ranked Michigan was upset by Appalachian St. OH, and they went on to lose to Wofford later in the season. At least ECU is a team thats on the rise and has a lot talent, already knocking off 20th ranked Virginia Tech, and 8th ranked WVU in the first 2 games of the season. So tell me how your gonna talk trash on a team like ECU???

    Moderator’s Notes: First off the mod is the mod not a writer dipshit. Let’s see ECU defeated an over ranked Virginia Tech team and a larger over ranked WVU team. (Who couldn’t even score a TD sorry)

  15. Joel said

    @11

    I was the one that wrote this article. If you look at the date it was posted, you will see that it was written one month before the Fiesta bowl.

    You said I didn’t name one thing about WVU. Well I was gonna write about how observant you guys are but since you didn’t see the date this article was posted, I am taking that back.

    You complain about WVU being one of the best teams in the country. Funny, one of the best teams in the country from a BCS Power Conference doesn’t lose to a B-List C-USA school, even East Carolina. The fact that Va. Tech lost to them is just as bad, if not worse since you guys had a higher ranking.

    Fear not though, Coach Stew will get you guys back in your rightful place…back to greater depths of mediocrity…in no time flat…

  16. “New coach…some new players…it happens. Name one team it hasn’t happened to.”

    Miami when Larry Coker took them to the BCS Title game and won his first year there.

  17. FckRchRod said

    Miami has never had an upset!?! That what your saying???

  18. You asked for someone to name one team that had a new coach and new players that never had an upset, well that one particular Miami team went undefeated that year. So that one particular Miami team with a new coach and new players didn’t suffer an upset. Correct?

  19. Joel said

    Funny, Skip Holtz sure would have looked good in Mountaineer colors but the school wanted Stewart instead. Maybe he coached with some aggression. He pulled an Urban by running up the score…

  20. Alex said

    Haha….

    WVU 6-3…

    Mich 3-about to be 9 when they get beat by ohio state for the 5th straight time. Michigan is garbage….Dayton at home?? Really?? No Michigan fan has room to talk any smack about this year….

  21. John said

    I think the tombstone should say R.I.P Michigan streak of consecutive bowls, congratulations on your acquisition of not one but two of our coaches, they really seem to boost your teams to another level.

  22. Joel have you noticed the fact that the West Virginia posters such as 20 & 21 aren’t bright enough to figure the fact that you aren’t a Michigan fan?

    With Utah winning tonight I think the BCS should drop that pathetic 8 team Big Least conference and allow the Mountain West to take their place.

  23. Joel said

    Thomas, No Child Left Behind my ass. Can we just let West Virginia become its own country and use Puerto Rico as the 50th state??? The weather is better and the chicks are hotter…

    As for Utah & the Mountain West Conference, Utah and TCU alone are a hell of a lot better than anything in the Big East…

  24. John said

    What quarterback in the nation has more rushing yards than Pat White? What starting quarterback, other than Pat White, has won four straight bowl games? And not to change the subject, but what basketball team from the Big East thumped (or should I say thrashed)Ohio State on December 27, 2008?

  25. @ 24 he has the most rushing yards because he can’t throw worth a damn and we hate Ohio State more than West Virginia but I’ll give props to the Big East in basketball it’s a great conference, but in football it’s a joke.

  26. John said

    I beg to differ with you, Thomas, on Pat’s throwing ability. He was initially recruited for professional baseball. He can throw. The receivers just couldn’t catch or hold on to the ball. His stats on completed passes in the Car Care Bowl were fairly impressive though. I believe an all career high. Out of curiosity, are you a Utah fan then? Seems they rolled over the Crimson Tide.

  27. His QB rating is 142.3, he completed 180 passes out of 274 attempts for 1842 yards with 7 interceptions, while Tim (Teabag) Tebow completed 174 passes out of only 268 attempts for 2515 yards with only 2 interceptions for a QB rating of 176.7, even the NFL scouts are saying both players will be drafted but not for a QB slot and they both might attempt a pass in a gimmick situation such as a “Wildcat” formation. Just because one was drafted as a baseball player doesn’t mean they can throw a football with consistent accuracy.

    I’m not a Bama or Utah fan.

  28. John said

    I was born in Humboldt, Tennessee, in Gibson County. My father attended Vanderbilt U. Graduate School. We moved to WV during my early years. I have cousins in TN who still follow the Volunteers, however, I am Blue and Gold now. My question is…If WVU is such a second rate football program, why were Skip Holtz, Doc Holiday, Terry Bowden, George O’Leary, Nick Saban, Bud Foster, and Steve Spurrier interested in the head coaching position at WVU? Why would Michael Carter make his announcement on national television (during the U.S. Army All-
    American Bowl) of his intent to commit to WVU? Why are other football programs so interested in recruiting coaches from WVU? ex: Bobby Bowden to Florida.

  29. “If WVU is such a second rate football program, why were Skip Holtz, Doc Holiday, Terry Bowden, George O’Leary, Nick Saban, Bud Foster, and Steve Spurrier interested in the head coaching position at WVU?”

    Skip wants to go somewhere to make more money.

    Doc Holiday is your current associate head coach, tight end and fullback coach, and recruiting coordinator at West Virginia University plus he played there so that’s a no brainer…however he’s never been a head coach anywhere, you should know that.

    Terry Bowden hasn’t coached in about 10 years the best job he could get was North Alabama so him being interested isn’t exactly a high point.

    George O’Leary…I wouldn’t be bragging that someone who has a sub-par record at Central Florida showed interest. Not to mention the fact he lied on his resume.

    Nick Saban never showed any interest in WVU that was rumor started by a West Virginia blog. After all why leave Bama and that salary.

    Bud Foster again is only an assistant coach. Here’s a hint assistant coaches would love ANY head coach job.

    Steve Spurrier never expressed any interest in WVU. I live in Columbia, SC and believe me he never showed interest at all.

    “Why would Michael Carter make his announcement on national television (during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl) of his intent to commit to WVU?”

    Gee Michael Carter wasn’t the only recruit to wait until the U.S. Army All-American bowl to make his announcement on television. Besides he’s only a four star recruit per Rivals.

    What are coaches of West Virginia’s are currently being recruited?

    Bobby Bowden was at FSU first and then went back to FSU, so FSU didn’t “recruit” him away for the record.

    Now I have some questions:

    What national championships has WVU won?

    Why aren’t any of the top 100 recruits going to WVU and yet Tennessee has 3 committed after such a turbulent year?

    What history of winning does West Virginia have?

  30. John said

    Well…Thomas, seems you have done your homework. So I hereby grudgingly acknowledge the fact that I am only trying to bask in the glory of the past four years (and other years) of bowl wins for WVU: the 2006 Sugar Bowl win over the Georgia Bulldogs,the significant victory a year later with West Virginia beating Georgia Tech by an identical 38-35 score in the Toyota Gator Bowl on Jan. 1, 2007, and the 2008 Fiesta Bowl that featured the fourth ranked, some say 3rd(BCS), Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners hosting the ninth ranked (BCS), Big East champion West Virginia Mountaineers with West Virginia defeating Oklahoma by a score of 48–28, and this year in front of the largest ever crowd for the Meineke Car Care Bowl, West Virginia overcame North Carolina’s wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks, to win 31-30.

    Others include the 26-6 drubbing of Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl in which WVU logged 301 yards in total offense and its defense limited Florida to a mere 105 yards — including a shocking minus-30 rushing and a 48-39 upset of Mississippi in the Music City Bowl in 2000. WVU has played and defeated big teams like Penn State, Virginia Tech, Miami in the past. You may say that is the past, but allow me to live for a while in my dream world. They say “ignorance is bliss” and you know how ignorant we hillbillies are. So go ahead and glory in those mighty Volunteers.

  31. John said

    Oh…. I forgot this little tidbit of information:

    The 1969 WVU team made a similarly shocking impact on the Peach Bowl. “Sneak attack” might be fitting.

    The Mountaineers caught favored South Carolina unaware and unprepared by secretly installing a wishbone offense.

    It continually confused the Gamecocks, and WVU wound up winning 14-3 in the rain and mud.

  32. and yet no national titles to speak of… (finger twirl)and WVU has only won the Big East outright two times (they co-champions in 03 & 04) either way really not much history.

    It’s funny that you mention Penn State since the series record still stands at 48-9-2 in favor of Penn State.

  33. John said

    But why did they beat Oklahoma 48-28 last year when a lot of folks thought Oklahoma was the best team in the nation? I will hand it to you, Thomas, and as a high school teacher I respect the fact, that you really do your research and have answers and a “come-back” or challenge for most statements and statistics. All I really want to petition the bloggers for is to let WVU play with the big boys. We may not always win, but sometimes we do. It happens with all teams. Up years…down years. Tennessee has its ups and downs as do Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and a host of others. Let ’em play…and may the best team win. I have found in the classroom that encouragement produces better results than criticism.

  34. “All I really want to petition the bloggers for is to let WVU play with the big boys.”

    They’re in the Big East, a conference that has an automatic BCS bowl bid. They have an opportunity to play for a national title every year and have had a chance to win one every before the BCS was created. But they never have.

    Now I’ll admit in my opinion I do not think the Big East deserves an automatic BCS bid for the fact there’s only eight teams in the conference that play football.

    I also believe the Mountain West should get a BCS bid. In the final BCS rankings that conference had 3 teams in the top 16 and let’s not talk about Utah, plus that conference was 6-1 in head-to-head match ups during this past regular season.

    I honestly don’t understand why the ACC chose Boston College over WVU to begin with. It makes no sense geographically. I also don’t understand why WVU doesn’t go independent and play the teams it wants to play ala Notre Dame. Of course they wouldn’t play every service academy like the Irish.

    If you think I’m hard on West Virginia you should read what I say about Tennessee. After all I can’t make fun of a team without making fun of my favorite.

    Like the tag line says: ALL Teams Suck! 🙂

  35. John said

    Touche! Another good come-back. Perhaps WVU thought it had the best chance of being top dog in the Big East. And again, you’re probably right. However, good blogging with you. Now let’s go play some basketball.

  36. Rick said

    Wow. Where to begin? First of all, if the WVU football program were dead and buried, the current staff wouldn’t be having a far more successful recruiting year (based on Rivals and other rankings, at least) than Rich Rodriguez ever did. Rich’s recruiting classes usually ended up in the 30s or 40s somewhere. Right now Rivals and Scout both have WVU in the top 20. This year’s class is — on paper — WVU’s best recruiting class ever. That’s thanks to great recruiters such as Doc Holiday and the “family” atmosphere created by Bill Stewart. Most people don’t realize it, but there are a lot of schools that are open to WVU recruiters now that were closed when Rodriguez was the coach. A lot of schools simply refused to deal with him and guided their players elsewhere.

    I know Rich Rodriguez. Personally. Joe Tiller, the former Purdue coach, was right on the money when he described Rich as a snake oil salesman in a wizard hat. I was never comfortable with him as the WVU coach and I never made a secret of it, even when the majority of WVU fans thought he was a god. I knew too much about him from his days at Glenville and the dirty, backstabbing dealings he engaged in there. I fear that Michigan will rue the day when they hired him.

    West Virginia had a very successful football program under Hall of Fame coach Don Nehlen before Rich Rodriguez came along. They actually played for a national championship under Nehlen and had two unbeaten regular seasons. They will continue to have success post-Rodriguez. His hiring did not make the WVU program, nor did his departure break it.

    In fact, while Rich is flashy and comes with a lot of bells and whistles, the fact is that he was a bit lucky because after getting off to a shaky start in his WVU tenure the ACC did him a big favor by luring away Virginia Tech, Miami and Boston College. His teams would not have played in the BCS bowls they did had those schools not left the Big East. The thing is, those schools didn’t come back to the Big East when Rich left. So why should WVU suddenly no longer be successful against the same conference competition? Just because Rich Rodriguez is gone? Give me a break!

    While schools like Cincinnati are getting better, the Big East is still the easiest path to a BCS bowl. I see no reason for that to change all that much in the near future (although I do see the conference, as a whole, continuing to improve in football). Since WVU is kicking the crap out of the rest of the Big East in recruiting this year, it’s probably a pretty good bet you’ll be seeing the Mountaineers in some BCS bowls over the coming years. Who knows? Maybe they now have a coach who won’t choke on the biggest game of his life and WVU might even get to play for the national championship again.

    As for the nonsense about East Carolina, what does that have to do with anything? Michigan, led by that amazingly wonderful genius Rich Rodriguez, lost to frickin’ Toledo, for crying out loud! Hell, Toledo couldn’t even beat the MAC schools! So if Michigan has its worst football season ever, loses to Toledo in the process and faces a future where they still have to compete with Ohio State and Penn State, things are still just rosy because they have the guy in the wizard hat, but West Virginia is done because they lost to East Carolina? Hell, a decade ago Virginia Tech was unbeaten and ranked in the top 5. They lost to winless Temple, who never beat anybody. But I don’t recall their program falling apart. Seems they’ve done okay since then.

    Look, West Virginia had pretty much the season I expected them to have. Not only were they facing a coaching transition, but they had lost to graduation eight starters off the defense as well as their best offensive skill players not named Pat White (Steve Slaton, Owen Schmidt and Darius Reynaud). It’s very unlikely that the team would have won more games under Rodriguez this year (at least this year they had a coach who didn’t get completely outclassed when they played South Florida — and finally beat them!). It was only the stupidity of poll voters and fans who thought that just because Pat White was back WVU should be in the top 10 that led to any so-called “underachievement” by this team.

    And Thomas, as for WVU leaving the Big East, that would be a huge mistake. The Big East is about much more than football. It’s not only the best basketball conference in America, but it’s also strong in a wide variety of sports. Leaving to become an independent would be especially foolish. That probably would send the WVU football program down the toilet. Notre Dame can get away with it because they are Notre Dame and they have a huge national television contract with NBC that they don’t have to share with anyone. Leaving the Big East would leave WVU without any significant revenue beyond ticket sales, merchandise sales and fundraising.

    Oh, and the reason the ACC wanted Boston College over WVU is simple: media market. It’s the same reason they actually wanted Syracuse over Virginia Tech until the governor of Virginia got involved and threatened to force a UVA veto of the whole deal unless the Hokies were included. Geography hasn’t meant crap for any of these conferences since Penn State joined the Big 10.

  37. “Right now Rivals and Scout both have WVU in the top 20. This year’s class is — on paper — WVU’s best recruiting class ever.”

    The problem is recruiting class rankings is they might not pan out. Prime example would be Callahan at Nebraska, back to back #1 classes got him nowhere. Plus it’s way to early to tell where the recruiting class will class will finish.

    “the fact is that he was a bit lucky because after getting off to a shaky start in his WVU tenure the ACC did him a big favor by luring away Virginia Tech, Miami and Boston College.”

    Covered in comment #6

    And why is it that Notre Dame is even allowed to play Big East B-Ball and not football?

    “Oh, and the reason the ACC wanted Boston College over WVU is simple: media market.”

    Funny Boston College’s market is struggling due to the fact everyone in that town rather watch the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox (Go SOX!!!! Beat the Yank’mes!!!) and Bruins play. BC can’t even sell out a football game.

    The Big East will need to make changes to the football side of things before the next big “tweaking” of the BCS. Maybe they should invite East Carolina and someone else in to at least have a 10 team conference.

  38. John said

    Hmmmm….wonder why Pat White was voted MVP in the Senior Bowl? Could it be that he led the South team to a 35-15 victory over the North? And why did he also win the WV Sports Writers Association “Amateur Athlete of the Year” three years in a row and was similarly honored in 2006 and again in 2007 in his home state of Alabama (and he didn’t even play in Alabama those years)?

  39. “Hmmmm….wonder why Pat White was voted MVP in the Senior Bowl? Could it be that he led the South team to a 35-15 victory over the North?”

    Ryan Leaf also won several awards such as that…where is he today?

    “And why did he also win the WV Sports Writers Association “Amateur Athlete of the Year” three years in a row and was similarly honored in 2006 and again in 2007 in his home state of Alabama”

    If he was so good then why doesn’t he win any awards outside WV which he plays in and Bama where he’s from? You know like Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Bradford? Could it be because they play in a real conference and don’t have to rely on the “locals” from their home and the “sportswriters” from whatever region they are playing in? Yeah that must be it…

  40. FckRchRod said

    wow…its sad this is still going on!

  41. wvufan said

    its really amusing to read this. I understand that this may be old, but rip wvu football? I don’t think so. I;m pretty sure we won our bowl game….how did u do in yours.. oh wait you didn’t even get one. I hope you enjoy have rich rod as your coach… guess karma’s a bitch.

  42. John said

    Interesting that the Big East had 27 selections in the seven round 2009 NFL draft. Nine players from the Big East were selected in the first and second rounds, including WVU quarterback Pat White by Miami. One sports writer said, “if you use the law of averages, the eight-team Big East had 3.75 selections per program – the highest of any conference. The 12-team Southeastern conference was tops in total picks with 37.” So the draft success shows obvious progress other than just the solid bowl victories against other leagues. Also it may be possible the Miami Dolphins are thinking about giving Pat a shot at quarterback, considering that it took only 48 hours after picking White to release quarterback John Beck.

  43. John said

    I see where Rival.com’s top ranked dual-threat quarterback, Barry Brunetti, committed to West Virginia in June. Apparently from Memphis TN and recruited by Mississippi State, Tennessee, Memphis and Penn State, he chose WVU. In his words, “I prayed and asked God to give me a sign about what school I should choose.” On his way to Penn State, his flight got messed up and he had to spend the weekend in Morgantown. He said “West Virginia sure made it feel like I was at home.”

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