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  • in reply to: No, Transfers Aren’t Making The Sky Fall #92729

    Nice work Greg. Everyone who has been on any sort of team knows that culture and chemistry play a big part in success. The inspiration for a group of  individuals to move in the same direction is predicated upon one’s ability to adapt to change, and I don’t just mean a change in leadership . Many times any change in people, process or culture causes one to reassess his own position, opportunity, security and comfort and change provides a vehicle to exit whether voluntarily or otherwise. It is then incumbent on those who remain to buy into the vision, create small short term wins, celebrate those wins, and translate them into bigger and bigger wins. Usually a good leader can make that happen. Stand by.

    Happy Fathers Day

    in reply to: 2019 Guard Clarence Nodolny #83311

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    in reply to: Giveth and Taketh #79426

    Kevin- You May want to look into Jones situation a bit further. There may be other things outside of football leading to this decision. Not sure but perhaps.

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    I sense that people who are indifferent are young and have a much more narrow perspective . I started attending Mountaineer football games in 1961 and have only missed 5 home games since then. I saw us play in the Southern conference and lose to Richmond . We went independent in 1966 and still could not attract attention to our program. We ran off a Hall of Fame coach because he did not win enough. It was not until Don Nehlen arrived and started winning that we started to get national attention . Now we have moved up the food chain and are consistently in the top twenty. The ” if not now then when crowd” that we listen to on the talk shows (and yes Greg is included in that group think) are full of themselves but not objective. I can answer the ” if not now then when” question. When you get enough good players to match Oklahoma and Texas backups, that’s when. Don used to say that he could challenge Miami’s first 22, but 23 through 44 were problematic . You keep climbing by continuing to recruit better, which Dana has done, winning big games, which he has done and improving the brand, which he has done.

    in reply to: Culver, Mathews, Haley #74603

    To quote Mike Tomlin ” we play with volunteers not hostages”. If he doesn’t want to get on the bus, leave him at the station so he can go some where that might not care about him being a good teammate

    in reply to: Yep….. #72509

    As the hills of West Virginia  resound with the sounds of Mountaineer football and the West Virginia University Mountaineers are on the air.

    in reply to: Just Once…. #72285

    How’s it going Eisenhower

    in reply to: WVU’s Donahue Already At Work To Mend Approach #71930

    How can anyone listen to this young man and not be impressed? If we as a University are turning out people like this then we are one hell of an institution and fulfilling our land grant mission. This young man is a testament to that and he will be successful in life.

    in reply to: Run blocking #69920

    The run game improved when McCoy entered the game. He has a better understanding of where and when to make a cut when the defense plugs the predetermined hole. Not saying other RB’s aren’t good, just not as much game experience. That being said we have to be able to create space at the point of attack and we struggled with that yesterday.

    in reply to: Terry Terrific Triumphs !!!! #69444

    Just a point of clarification . Terry is running a version of Dana’s offense. He came here, spent time with our coaches and implemented the base of our offense. Both offenses have evolved over time based upon personnel and coaching influence (Jake), but at their core they are more similar than different.

    in reply to: WVU Football Preseason Thoughts, Notes and Observations #66844

    Kevin – I want to commend you on your attempt to improve the articles. People are looking for insight, not information. There is plenty of information out there, but little insight. Keep it up

    I do not pretend to speak for those of us who were able to see Jerry play in the old field house, but Bob is absolutely right on this one. No one has sustained greatness like Jerry. No one has remained as humble and loyal to his roots as Jerry. I only wish that this would have happened sooner so more of the generation who sat in the old field house night after night chanting ” pour it on Mounties pour it on” could have been here to enjoy it. I only have one suggestion to add. Every contribution should contain the number “44” whether it be $44 or $44 million.Have the naming ceremony on the 44th day of the year at 4:44 PM.

    in reply to: For those who want more WVians on WVU team #65645

    Provincialism has held our state back for a long time whether it’s city vs city, county vs county orNorth vs South. This is a mere extension of that culture.

    How can you not admire this young guy and what parent would not entrust their son to him

    in reply to: Putting Grades To The Mountaineer Athletic Seasons #60174

    I find it interesting that there is ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION of academic performance. It clearly demonstrates that hypocrisy of we fans. Good academics are minimal acceptable requirements of a fan base if a coach is not winning. And at the press conference announcing the firing of a coach with a an unacceptable record the AD always says “ I want to thank Coach X for his interest in our players. His players are good citizens, they graduate and they help in the community but our fans deserve better than 7-5 or 8-4. We have to win more games. Look no further than Kevin Sumlin. In fact most fans (and media) cannot recite the APR of their respective team but they can repeat the ongoing rhetoric of why coach X should be fired. They would like you to ignore the fact that they cannot identify one potential replacement other than Nick Saban. That is my old man vent for today. And then there is Pitt. More coaches than cars at a 15 minute oil change place. Thanks for the forum.

    in reply to: 2018 Make-Or-Break For WVU’s Holgorsen #59418

    I have seen West Virginia play in the Southern Conference, as an independent , in the Big East and now in the Big 12. Except for the Nehlen years when he played some killer schedules, never have we consistently played this level of competion. Forget the conference , just compare our non conference schedule to your favorite SEC/ ACC teams typically cited by Mountaineer fans in their moments of distress after a loss, and you will see a significant difference. In fact I could make the argument that we have over scheduled if our goal is to get 9 or ten “no matter who they are” wins. I for one, prefer top competion. Then again I am old and hope I never again have to make my MAC contribution to watch the likes of William and Mary, UConn, Temple, Rutgers and Cincy. Just one man’s opinion , and an old one at that.

    in reply to: Your Vote For Classic Mountaineer Games #57796

    1965 Pitt 63-48. One of my favorites of all time. Not a great season because we got smoked by Virginia, Penn State and Syracuse and gentleman Gene lost his job, but we beat the evil empire.

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