Better Defensive Scheme Than The 3-3-5?

My guess is that opposing offenses won’t be so quick to attack us vertically if they were facing a wall of fecal gas. But that’s just me. Maybe Marshall likes the smell of shit, who knows.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A man has been charged with battery on a police officer for allegedly passing gas and fanning it toward a patrolman.

Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, W. Va., was pulled over early Tuesday for driving without headlights, police said. According to the criminal complaint, Cruz smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed three field sobriety tests before he was handcuffed and taken to a police station for a breathalyzer test.

As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine, Cruz scooted his chair toward Parsons, lifted his leg and “passed gas loudly,” the complaint said.

Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas toward the officer.

“The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons,” the complaint alleged.

Update: assault charges have been dropped. Defense obviously works.

[Original story: MSNBC]

Maybe A Promotional Mug?

Maybe a t-shirt? Something has to be done.

I have no idea how to get out the fact that our defense doesn’t suck. Not only does it not suck, it’s pretty damn awesome. This gives you a little better idea about this new-found awesomeness:

Defensively, the Mountaineers allowed only 214 yards and improved to No. 4 nationally. They rank in the top 12 in total defense, run defense, pass defense and scoring defense. The defense enabled the offense, as well, as fumble recoveries by Mortty Ivy and Marc Magro set up a field goal and a touchdown.

But you still get fucktards like Ivan Maisel who continued to bad-mouth the defense. Maybe we could just send Mortty Ivy door-to-door, terrorizing and intimidating individual commentators. Is that an NCAA violation? I certainly hope not.

[photo courtesy of the Daily Mail, via the Associated Press, via a camera]

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The Letter D + Picture of a Fence

We’re 5-1 today. It’s a respectable record, but not one we as fans are necessarily happy with.

If you had asked me at the beginning of the season, “Hey Charley, you stud, what might cause WVU to lose a game in the first half of the season?” My answer would have been simple. First, I would’ve punched you in the face for even suggesting such a thing. Then, after you stopped bleeding, I would’ve told you that you can go ahead and blame the defense. Surely, our offense wouldn’t be the culprit. Surely.

But there we were, unable to muster just about anything against USF’s defense. Only putting up 13 points in a game where even scoring just half our season average would have won the game. The offense let us down.

But the defense has been there week in and week out (save for the first half against Marshall). This past week at Syracuse, they showed up in a big way:

I think it’s high time (not High Times) we all gave the defense some credit. Here you go defense:


Halftime 31 – 7

Owen Schmitt is a BAMF.

Well, the team that fell apart last week is putting a hurting on the Orange at the half. I have been keeping track of CRR’s play-calling and it is a lot better than last week.

By my count he has run around 12 different plays. I’m loving the triple option play and I can only wonder where the hell it was last week. We threw the ball down the field seven times and only threw five bubble screens, HALLELUJAH!!

Pat White looks healthy and is playing like a Heisman Candidate. Owen Schmitt looks like he wants to really hurt someone on every play, even if it is teammate. We have a ball-hawking defense, that is pretty good. Where is Devine?

ECU Recap: "That Was Easy"

This W was almost as easy as that Loserville cheerleader after one margarita!

First off let me allow myself to introduce…myself. My name is 5th Year Senior and I’m here to beat bitches up and give my unique angle on Mountaineer sports. This angle includes lots of rage, anger, and of course, love.

I have temper problems, so there will most likely be some incomprehensible posts and blah blah blah nobody really cares about this bullshit. What is this, Sorority “circle time” where we all sit around in our all white bra and panties and divulge our deepest darkest secrets and cry? Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t mind watching this exercise and encouraging a sweet pillow fight but I do not cry.

Alright, enough with the damn fluff, let’s get to the game and start talking about this ball-hawking defense. This was the best I have seen a West Virginia defense play in YEARS. The speed and strength that this defense showed on Saturday reminded me of the Mountaineer defenses of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

My main complaint with the Mountaineer defenses of the previous years was no pressure on the QB. This defense will get up in your grill and bust one off in your face. One of my favorite moves on a Saturday night…you know what I mean.

Dykes fought off double teams to get some penetration to stop the run and pressure the quarterback. The linebackers, especially Mortty Ivy, were flying all over the field and getting pressure on the QB. The secondary covered the deep pass well and were sure tacklers. This defense is good even though I’m still a little leery of the 3-3-5 defense against a good passing team like Loserville (great game against the Cuse this past weekend, by the way).

Not much you can say about the offense. We are Bad Ass Mother Fuckers (BAMF’s) and don’t take no shit from nobody. HUGE blocks by Jalloh, Hogan, Devine, and Lyons show me that these younger guys understand that they need to play hard and do their job on every play. We may not score less than 40 the rest of the season with this type of down-field blocking.

In case Devine reads this: keep your head up young man. You had a great game even though you were bottled up. Shit happens and you will have plenty more long runs this season.

Things that made me want to throw my shoe:

  1. We still need a little more penetration from a D-Lineman other than Dykes because the double-teams are about to start coming. (Great job but we could always use more)
  2. Our kick coverage needs to improve on deep kicks and the pop-ups or USF is going to take one back on us.
  3. During the teams entrance people need to rock with the bad and get more rowdy than just clapping their hands. I’ve seen more lively crowds at WVU Symphony performances.
  4. Students and Charley “I’m too good for the West Side” West need to come back after half-time and cheer for the damn Mountaineers. It is embarrassing to have all those empty seats on national TV. I know drinking is fun but just drink enough to kill a large moose before the game so there is no reason to leave at half-time. You just pass out for twenty minutes and awake to the sound of the musket for the second half.
  5. The first down cheer should go W-V-U FIRST DOWN….Not HUU-HUU-HUU FIRST DOWN

This was the type of overall performance that this team needed. We will not fall in the polls the rest of the season if we keep playing like we did on Saturday. I want to end with some of my favorites ladies. Hope you liked the post and pictures. Let me know the areas I need some improvement