Don’t Be A Panty Dropper

I don’t know if it is good or scary that HCBS is taking the fans’ advice so seriously. On Friday, I suggested that we temper our expectations and realize it was only one game.

I did not think this would resonate but after a summer of press conferences that did nothing but raise our expectations, it seems HCBS is shaking things up and trying to lower expectations entering the final five games of the season. His Sunday press conference was a smörgåsbord of coach speak. Everything from, “taking it one game at a time,” to calling UConn a “juggernaut.”

While HCBS will not come right out and say it, I will.  Mountaineer fans are fucking mentally insane sometimes.  I am as batshit crazy as the next guy but reactions this season have been a little overboard.

Calling for a coach to be fired after one loss in his first season is batshit crazy.  Calling for a coach to be fired after three straight wins is really fucking batshit crazy.  Thinking we could get back into the national title picture after one solid win is so batshit crazy that you should probably stop doing so much blow.

I am sure it happens everywhere, to a certain extent, but I don’t think any fanbase is as much up and down with their football team as us West “By God” Virginians.  We get beat, it is the end of the world.  We win by more than 20 and we are the best team in the nation that gets no respect.

The state and our Mountaineers have been beaten down time after time but we keep coming back as strong as ever.  HCBS understands our emotional torment and wants us to keep us levelheaded for a change.  So lets just take it one game at a time and not go batshit crazy after one game.


6 Responses

  1. I think the offensive players have picked up the offense finally. They didn’t seem to know exactly what they were doing earlier in the year. Hopefully the 2nd half of the Auburn game is a precursor to what to expect the rest of the season.

  2. I think it has more to do with going back to “things we used to do under RIch” like sideline audibles, zone stretches and triple option. Run the ball, run the ball, run the ball, play action.

    Hopefully we keep it, but the offensive gameplans this year have been haphazard at best.

  3. Also, Will Johnson’s diminished roll can’t be overstated.

  4. We have to go with what we know, which is DickRod’s offense. i think they tried to change too much too fast. i like the sideline audibles, they worked well last week. zone run’s worked well too. Will Johnson is not living up to the billing he recieved this summer huh?

  5. I said here earlier this year (after the two losses) it would be insane to expect an 11-1 season with 2/3 of the defense and all the offensive coaching staff changing. I said here after the Syracuse game, that no matter how ugly the win was it looked to me that the coaches and players were starting to get in synch.
    The Auburn game gives me great hope, but I’m still taking it one game at a time. We probably have one more screw-up in us. God, I hope it ain’t against Pitt.

  6. I guess it would be insane to expect an 11-1 season after two losses 🙂

    Let’s not get too carried away here. We just beat an Auburn team that is now 4-4….and not exactly dominating the SEC. Auburn’s biggest win so far this year is over Tennessee who is in last place in the SEC east. The combined record of Auburn’s opponents (prior to WVU game) is 23-32. What I’m saying is, just like we try not to get too fired up about one loss…..we can’t get too fired up about a beating a mediocre team. We have a great opportunity to win the rest of our games….but we certainly aren’t good enough to be able to “just show up” and expect victory.

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