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It is change and probably will keep the Big 12 as a power 5 conference. I have been betting since this started that Oklahoma and Texas will not stay around years. It would not surprise me if this is their last season in the Big 12 but if not then 2022 will be their last.September 6, 2021 at 4:04 pm in reply to: Overcoming Disappointment Of An Opening Loss Can Be Difficult #154291
Not easy but they have no choice but to push on. 4 turnovers will result in a lot of losses. The turnovers either stopped a WVU score and/or put the defense right back on the field, which wore them down by the 4th quarter.September 6, 2021 at 10:01 am in reply to: WVU Fans Got Most Of What They Were Expecting, But Not All #154252
I can hear Ertha Kitt singing Santa Baby. As for the backup QB–agree he is usually backup because he is not as good as the starter but sometimes the coach is just wrong. Like in 2oo5 when Rodriguez did not seem to realize White was a better QB than Bednarik.September 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm in reply to: Grading The Mountaineers: West Virginia vs. Maryland #154065
For a long time I have thought Jarret Doege is not a good division 1 QB. He keeps making the same mistakes and misfires too many short passes.September 1, 2021 at 7:59 pm in reply to: Five Questions For WVU As 2021 Season About To Begin #153561
Opening game always brings a concern about possible miscues. Just have to hope they will not be fatal miscues.August 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm in reply to: NCAA’s “Constitutional Convention” Resounds With Echoes Of the Past #151376
The only way something may happen is if the NCAA realizes it has no future in major college football. Then it can reorganize to deal with basketball, other sports , and lower division football.
Fun read , a Groucho quotation the 8 Big 12 teams n=might say to to Texas and Oklahoma, “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
The ACC may be the only place to go if they want to stay in top group. One thing to consider is that you are probably going have 7 other Big 12 schools looking for a place to go, though none are a good match for the ACC.
The Big 12 will not survive until 2025. Bowlsby mentions the “remaining 8” but how can have a conference of 8 and 2. My guess is other schools are already looking for exit moves. WVU would be derelict if they were exploring options.
Everyone is locked in this year but I expect movement to start before the 2022-2023 season major changes after that season.
The Big 12 is dead and doesn’t know it. 10 years they have survived teams leaving before but haven’t been at 12 teams for many years. Don’t see survival with their two marquee schools leaving and they know it. That why they came up with offer more money to stay. That is not going to work. My guess is several other scho0ols are looking at options and if WVU is not exploring options they are being derelict.
What will be, will be. Texas a surprise since they seem to be the big power in the Big 12. SEC has Alabama sitting high. If Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12 will start an exodus from the league or will they go after teams like BYU to rebuild? Could this give WVU an out to head to the ACC or Big 10? Or will nothing happen.July 14, 2021 at 8:27 pm in reply to: 2020: Realistic Precursor Or Skewed View For Upcoming Football Season? #149850
Reminds me of the old ad, is it real or is it Memorex. Impossible to know and this year’s team is not last year’s team but a lot of the players are back.
On one hand it is good that Doege had the stats he he did with all the drops from receivers. On the hand, I too noticed his accuracy on deep passes is poor. Some QB can move a team 90 yards with 2 minutes left. I’m not sure Doege can do that.July 11, 2021 at 7:19 pm in reply to: Line Of Succession The Goal For WVU Quarterback Position #149649
It is a welcome change from the Holgorsen approach. One might stay 4 years but others want to play and if they are not getting a chance at WVU they will look elsewhere.
The longer it took to decide the more likely he would stay in the draft. McNeil is returning so lose one and get one back.
If he feels assured of going in the first round he made the best decision.June 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm in reply to: What’s In A Number? The Top Mountaineer Basketball Players: 00-5 #148794
These are fun reads. So many names in my memory of following WVU basketball.
Garrett Edwards far better known as a track star. His writeup on the WVU HOF site
A native of Havaco, West Virginia, Garnet Edwards, one of the fastest men in America when he ran track for the Mountaineers from 1977-80, finished second in the 60-meter indoor hurdles at the 1979 NCAA championships.
Edwards held seven school records when he graduated; he is still the WVU record holder in the 55-meter hurdles (7.09), the 110 high hurdles (13.44), the 400 hurdles (51.77) and the indoor long jump (25’1.25″). His time of 10.25 in the 100-meter dash is second in WVU history only to Olympic gold medalist James Jett.
Edwards was also a member of the Mountaineer football program.
Fun series and a lot of good work putting it together.
1 down 2 to go. Taz a big one as he does many things on the court.May 7, 2021 at 6:22 pm in reply to: Colleges Must Adapt To The NCAA’s New Transfer Rules #146190
The portal is the future and we have to learn to live with it.
My biggest concern is that it place ripe for tampering. some teams go after recruits until the moment they sign with school. Now I have no doubt they have ways to let a player know they want him as transfer.May 4, 2021 at 7:37 pm in reply to: Jackson Wolf A Bright Spot For WVU’s Baseball Team #145975
Baseball team has been disappointing. Some good players but not a top 25 team.