We are blocking well up front and that was a damn good drive. I agree about the third and short. If Pat and Jock were playing basketball they would’ve been called for a walk. Neither of them wanted to give up the ball.
Not kidding at all, I don’t think we’re run a play outside of the guards on 3rd and 3 or less. And does anyone know why we aren’t running the playclock down to :01? Even the announcers are anticipating it and then we snap the ball with :12 left.
mountaineermadness–How did I prove that I know nothing about college football? By predicting a loss to a team that has had our number the last 2 years and barely winning when they could have easily stole the game? Get over it. We won at least and I am encouraged by Stewart and Mullen from this game.
I had to turn off the TV during the last drive. Anger Management. you’d think we could get two touchdowns at home with Noel running so well.
The defense could have been better in some aspects. (I always wonder, for example, on a third and six, why our pass coverage gives an eight yard cushion?) However, in general they severely overachieved this year, and the team is a group I’m glad to be associated with. All the seniors, not just Pat, needed this win to cleanse their palate of that USF aftertaste of the last two years.
Enjoyed the blog guys, thanks very much! hope it keeps going during basketball season (we beat Cleveland State today, unimpressively, but at least we made some foul shots)!
If 5th year and Double U don’t mind me intruding on their pillow talk….Pat White’s victory lap gave me goosebumps. Made me wonder how awesome a victory lap against Pitt last year would have been….
I completely agree with the complaints of rushing 3 linemen. The 3rd down “swat team” of Cooper, Miller and Ford is humorous. They’re running stunts and hitting a brick wall. Mad props for the D for such a good year with no pass rush at all.
Such an ugly offense, but it seems I’ve reached the point I don’t even care or expect better anymore. If our running back lines up 2 yards behind Pat, it’s a run between the tackles. If the rb is paralel, its a stretch.
and Coach said in his post game presser that the Noel thing was nothing but internal competition, he’s not in the dog house, didn’t break any rules, just competition and mentioned Noel’s stats from last week
My information is Noel is done. He is going to be accademically done in two weeks, will not play in the bowl game and is done at WVU…….pretty good source…..because that same source said he would not start…..way before the game.
Well, now that White is out (get it….white out) what the hell will we do for excitement next year? On the thrilling football scale, the last three years were a 9.5, this year was maybe a 6. Hope some of those great recruits kick in…
“You get 17 yards on 12 carries against Pittsburgh – I can get anyone in the dorm to do that,” Stewart said.
“When you don’t make plays then you sit down and watch someone else make plays and I thought Jock Sanders did a nice job in the first quarter. Noel (Devine) is not in anyone’s doghouse, nor is (Robert) Sands,” Stewart said. “It’s about competition and sending two young players a message – crank it up, get it going; we compete on a daily basis here.”
You’re killing me 5th year. I have avoided reading or listening to Bil Stewart for 2 months out of my doctor’s concern for my blood pressure, and I didn’t realize I was reading a Stew quote until it was too late. That man could say that he hates Osama Bin Laden and loves puppies, and all I would hear is, “our offense went from 9th to 75th.”
Let me just say, that the following line from msnsportsnet is probably the funniest “company line” I’ve seen out of WVU in the Stewart era:
“Stewart had the very difficult assignment of taking over a football program with an established quarterback, some veteran offensive players and an offensive system tailor-made for the previous coaching regime.”
I know it’s taken a little out of context, but it’s pretty damn funny to read.
I am surprisingly encouraged for next season. I for one have led the fire Stewart campaign through most of the latter half of the season but I saw something Saturday night that I have been begging for all season form him…fire in his eyes and passion on the sidelines. I still cant stand to listen to him talk to the press so if we can get someone else to be the front man then maybe I can muster another season with him. Mullen on the other hand, too many ugly wins. I’ll accept his resignation. All in all, 8-4, while not up to our standards is what it is, a winning season.
For all the love that Bill shows verbally for Patrick White……he did not give him the opportunity to excell that he should have……protecting him, killed him. We all know that he is the best player in the country….but like Dean Smith, who I admire and respect……he is the only guy on the planet that could hold Michael Jordon to 15 points a game…..that is what Bill Stewart and Jeff Mullen did to Patrick this year. If he had risked him a little more, run the option a little more….prepped him for the nfl a little less….we might be 12-0. It is a shame really.
I am a Bill Stewart fan……but he blew this year in hopes of establishing a different thing long term…..and why not….RR was not great until PW showed up……..remember, you can not count on PWs……especially at WVU. We had a great run with PW……he should give the NFL a chance and then come back and run for congress.