(Un)fortunately, Things Are Quiet

Fortunately for the program, things are pretty quiet. That’s a very good thing.

Unfortunately for this site, things are pretty quiet. That’s a very boring thing.

Not a lot of football news leading up to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, at least not yet. There is the ominous cloud that is Devine hanging over all of us, but everything I’ve heard so far has been merely anecdotal, so I will hold off on the rumor mongering.

We beat Duquesne in basketball, which was only mildly intriguing because of the close score. But you look at who we still have injured and there’s not a whole lot of need for concern. At least not yet.

Outside of WVU, Auburn hired Gene Chizik, which was pretty retarded. But then again, it’s tough to find things that rhyme with Chizik, so once again our job is tougher.

So I will sit here, patiently waiting for something fun to happen. If Butch Davis would just kill a hobo liked I asked him to do in my letter, bowl preparations would be a ton more fun to cover. Alas, he hasn’t and probably won’t. But if he does, you’ll see it here first. And even if he doesn’t, we might lie and say he did. You never know.

The (Hungover) Friday Kitchen Sink Post

Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind (or in other words, an idea stolen from Dave Hickman):

  • While Charley West’s candidacy is certainly looking up, Craig Walker still has a stranglehold on the not-so-soon-to-be vacant AD position. Jack Bogaczyk — who I like more than Dave Hickman simply because I’m bitter that I can’t grow a sweet goatee — hit the nail on the head today about Walker’s chances in 2010. By then, this Bresch scandal will just be a fond memory for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Unless, of course, President Garrison continues to cause trouble, either by handing out bogus degrees, negotiating another 7 year contract to play Marshall, or getting caught with a transvestite prostitute. Though I’m not sure which of those is more likely to get you fired.
  • Recruiting, which is like porn to me in the offseason, is still just kicking ass. According to Scout.com, we currently have signed one 5 star, two 4 stars, three 3 stars, and the best named prospect in America (Branko Brusic — I might be making that last part up, but what an awesome name). Seriously, how great is it to be finally reaping the benefits of a top 10 program on the recruiting trail? It probably helps to have Doc Holliday as recruiting coordinator — instead of Tony Gibson, who on an intelligence level ranks well behind both Holliday, the tricycle-riding bear at the circus, and the gum that stuck to my shoe earlier today. Continue reading