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  • in reply to: Defense On The Rise In Big 12? #94152

    JAL

    I think the high flying offenses have hurt the Big 12  in perception of how good the teams were.  However, are the defenses geting better or the offenses declining?  This season WVU  will probably rely more on the running game than the passing game.

     

    Never understood how Oklahoma could recruit such good offense and have such poor defense.

    in reply to: WVU’s Long Hired By WVU Tech #94150

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    Congratulations to Long, hope he has success there.


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    I think they can learn the system.  Les confident they have the players to run it effectively.


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    Having Simmons is big plus.  Bush has shown ability and I am confident one or more of the young receivers will show well.  Might take them a few games to get going.  Also, they will not have Grier throwing to them.  Allsion in the bowl game did not have great success with last year’s receivers.


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    Changing coaches is part of the system.  I think the players will be fine,  most young adapt to change just fine.  Take the running backs,  4th coach  in 4 years yet McKoy has been getting better,


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    Special teams do not usually get the attention offense and defense gets but they are often the difference between winning and losing.  A good punter gets you good field position.


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    It should get better as the season goes on.  Talent always finds way.  WVU has some good defenders who started as freshmen


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    Schedule probably a bit tougher than it needs to be but if you want want to be seen as big time program you need to play good teams.


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    Great story.  I remember him well as player.  Sad he gone but by the end he added a lot to many lives.

    in reply to: Opinion: Hoops Rule Change Puts Onus On Officials #92613

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    I see several problems but free speech is not one.  The first amendment constrains the federal government and the 14th amendment extends constrain to the state governments.  The NCAA is not government so they can make such rules.  WVU, as state school, could face lawsuits if they made such a rule.

    First problem I see is it can be judgment what constitutes derogatory language.  Second, to be enforced the language must be heard but with fans screaming what is said when players are fighting for position near the basket may be difficult to hear.

     

    This is an area the NCAA  should stay away from.

     

    in reply to: WVU’s History of Heartbreak #92316

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    We know WVU history.  WVU has been closer to championships than many schools.  Texas Tech made the final 4 this season for the first time, WVU has been there several times.  Still many schools who have never made it.  Football had a basic national   championship game in 1989 and Major Harris  had a separated shoulder the 3rd play of game.  Who knows what have happened if he has stayed healthy but I think there was a good chance of WVU winning.  Never will understand the 2007 Pitt game that cost them a championship game.

    in reply to: Is Alek Manoah WVU’s Greatest Pitcher Ever? #90929

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    A lot of interesting players from the past.  Steve Kline  looks like he had the best MLB career of the pitchers.  Maybe Manoah will do better.  The stories show that it is long way from college ball to MLB.


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    Had some great teams at WVU and one of my favorite games, the 2 OT win over Wake in the NCAA tournament

    in reply to: WVU’s Konate Making A Huge Mistake #90650

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    I agree that he will not get drafted but he seems to have no interest in returning.  If he does end up returning will his mind really be in the college game?


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    Filling the roster and still 2 or 3 spots left.  Assume they are done with guards and will go after forwards.  My count has McCabe, Knapper, Haley, Harler, McNeil, McBride for 6

    in reply to: Out With A Thud #87501

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    I have no memory of a WVU that got blown out as often this team.  Yeam lacks to talent to win if they play less than their best.

    in reply to: Routt’s Energy Injection Sparks WVU In CBI Opener #86990

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    Routt is a worthy successor to players like Thoroughman and Noreen.  Not the most talented player on the court but one who does what is needed.

    in reply to: Looking Forward From A Tough WVU Basketball Season #84861

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    I read that Bolden, Harler, and West are graduating so any of them could transfer and play next season.  Any thoughts on whether any of them are likely to transfer?  I would doubt Bolden would since he was out so much this season.

    There are pieces in place and the team has looked better since Harris and Ahmad were dismissed.

     

    in reply to: WVU Can’t Maintain Early Momentum, Falls At Oklahoma #84714

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    I will be at the tournament and hope they finish 9th.  6 PM game there and everyone knows the 8 PM game (9 in the east) will not tip off at 8, more likely 8:30


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    Only route to NCAA tournament is to win the Big 12 tournament.  That is a tall order. not so much because of the talent on the team but because the lack of players.  You can have 4 players with over 50 minutes in regular season game with 4 or 5 days to the next game.  Big 12 tournament is 4 games in 4 days.  Last season it looked like the minutes played caught up with Carter and Miles  the last 5 minutes of the Championship game.  WVU is down 4 players and that means a lot more minutes for the remaining players.  ;possible, Yes, probable No

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