AP Rankings One Angle On WVU Football

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    Bob Hertzel
    Muskets:

    AP Rankings One Angle On WVU Football MORGANTOWN — It has kind of crept up on us, too slowly to panic over but approaching a point where something has
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    #60515

    POWVA
    Muskets:

    Isn’t it possible that WVU is simply not a top 20 program. Maybe a program that is somewhere between 21 and the late 30’s. I believe that our history is winning an average of 7 games per year. The money and facilities still lag the elite programs. We are good enough to have those seasons where we contend. And even have stretches like the end of RROD’S time when we are in the top 10. We have a very good program. Not an elite one. Not easy to change.

    #60522
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    Seems like the FB program is stalled. Meanwhile on the other end of Patterson Dr, the other program is getting better.

    #60545

    WVUWP
    Muskets:

    Seems like the FB program is stalled. Meanwhile on the other end of Patterson Dr, the other program is getting better.

    I agree, but there are a few reasons for this that aren’t necessarily indicative of a need for change on the football side.

    1. We have a basketball coach who happens to be one of the winningest active coaches and a future hall of famer. He is our coach because he is from Morgantown and went to WVU and wanted to return home. I don’t think we would have a coach of his caliber but for those facts.
    2. Basketball is far easier to turn around a program than football. There are only 13 scholarships for basketball while there are 85 for football. A few great players can turn a decent basketball team into a great one. You need far more great players to do the same in football.
    3. We have more history in basketball than football, thanks to a couple guys named Hod Rod Hundley, Jerry West, and Rod Thorn.
    4. Comparatively, our basketball facilities are more competitive with our peers than our football facilities. Our BB practice facility is among the best in the country. Our football facilities are among the worst in the Big 12. This is partially the product of 1 and 3, but also a function of money.

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