While it was a good ( and must ) win for the football coaches and while it was a great way to send off Pat White, I am not yet ready to jump back on the HCBS bandwagon although I am standing in line, living in Columbus ( as I do) it was my way of talkin smack to the overated Buckeye teams and their arrogant fans. Maybe next season after the shmuckeyes lose to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl, the writers and coaches will see them as the frauds they always have been and not be so willing to rank them #1 or even #21. I hope the love affair with OSU is over!!!
I am worried that Ohio St. might beat Texas. Not on the merits of being a superior team, but because teams in Texas’ position have a history of tanking i.e. a team feels it has been slighted and should be somewhere else (like the National Championship) and then loses the game it is actually playing because heads and hearts aren’t wired together.
As for which win was bigger…I might be tempted to defer to Vegas. We were a 2.5 point fave in football, and a 4.5 point dog in hoops. But in terms of the importance of the win, I don’t think you can underestimate the shot in the arm, and the glimmer of hope for next season, that the bowl win gave supporters of the football team.
The West Virginia curse is a farce. There is no curse. Instead there are teams that are average beating WVU on more than 2 occasions per year, and that’s unacceptable. We ALL know that the standards have been raised since 2 things happened:
1. RRod came to WVU
2. VPI, U and BC left the conference
Please tell me that WVU is hiring a new football coach! I wonder what Butch Davis thinks of Stewart w/ the remark “Boy, Coach I don’t ever want to play you guys again.” For those of you who proclaim, “You don’t like Stewart because of how he talks in that good ol’ country boy manner”, I give you this answer. That is exactly correct. The way he talks drives me up a wall and the only guy who makes me want to use my 12-guage worse is Larry the Cable Guy…..Oh, and I don’t think he’s a good coach either.