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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Drink the kool-aid, brothers and sisters!

https://247sports.com/college/west-vir ... 18-120014154/#120014154_1

For those brothers and sisters that prefer their Kool-aid glass half full.

Five Reasons WVU Will Fall Flat

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Mountaineers Not Expecting a Repeat of 2012

Lyons Named to Prestigious NCAA Committee


Just a couple problems with the fall flat article, I feel like Kennedy McCoy is pretty established as a good back, sure he might not be NFL material (yet, remember he hasn't had a huge work load as of this post), but he can burn through and get some good yards, and has good vision for his bursts. Petteway also in the game we burned his red shirt looked like he could be a weapon. He's right, Spavital has to call run plays, and mix them up more, but I'm pretty sure Holgy addressed that he wanted to change up the play calling a bit from last season, right? Not to mention with the new utilization of tight ends, it'll be easier for some of these draws to work after play action passes to Wesco and Jovanni.

Yes our special teams is awful, but I thought that Australian guy is joining up with us in a couple days or so? Angus Davies or whatever? Isn't he supposed to usurp Billy Kinney for that duty, if he's half as good as Texas' Aussie punter we'll be fine there.

I completely agree with the rest of the points though, tough schedule, questions at corner, and the injury bug derailing us would be very true.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Another example of Holgy embracing WVU. Saying he wants to schedule old local rivals because "fans remember great games of the past" and that it looks good. Also while taking digs at schools like Baylor who schedule complete cup cakes. I for one am all about it, generate some hype, let us get excited. We all remember last season after VT, those were a few BORING games after even with our defense getting sliced like cheese.

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Re: Groundbreaking research from ShPitt
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Hahahahaha this is actually amazing, but to be fair, Pitt does have a very good research center, they're the leading center for the brain-robot arm machine that allows paraplegics to think and be able to move a robotic arm. But then, in true Shitt fashion, they do dumb **** like this.

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Re: WVU BBall Thread for Things that Don't Need their Own Thread
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He's getting a lot of love for this around various social media outlets, I think with his work ethic and attitude he could be a pretty good guard in the NBA, definitely will be getting minutes, but if he can improve on his shot taking decisions and not turning the ball over in traffic, he could be a damn solid guy for years to come. It was good to see in Summer League that he was gelling with Jackson fine since that's technically a vision into the future.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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I used to be all for the challenging OOC schedule. It’s fun, and it probably makes us better. When Washington got selected for the playoff in 2016 that all got blown up. They beat one ranked foe, got massacred by another but went 12-1 and backdoored into the playoff. Penn st, Michigan and many others were vastly superior. But PSU went 10-2. They beat like 5 ranked opponents but lost in Ann Arbor without their entire defense and lost to a decent Pitt team on the last play. Penn st was 2 TDS better than Washington, as were many teams that year, but because PSU played somebody with a heartbeat, even as meager as Pitt, they missed out. Had they played Washington’s schedule they’d have been 13-0. The lesson is have some preseason hype and play nobody and you will get in over a really good team with one or two losses. I love playing marquee OOC games, but if we played Marshall, Kent St and YSU and went 8-1 in League play, regardless of how weak the league was that year, we and anyone else would almost always make the playoff


I agree with you 100%, plus when you play three patsies, you can play your second level guys in second half to get them experience and not risk injuries to your first line players.


Though this is a distinct advantage to gain experience, even the new red shirting rules might end up helping in that regard since a player can technically play 4 games and still be considered a red shirt, aka if we're blowing out Kansas and Youngstown State, throw in some younger guys, and still save some eligibility, it's valuable to get experience as it helps guys adjust to the quicker pace of the game. So that's a very true argument.

The biggest thing is the hype train though, even when we're good, do you guys remember the last time we got real respect?? The Orange Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Sugar Bowl we were projected to lose, we have to schedule at least teams with a pulse to get somewhat of respect. I 100% believe that if we went 3-0 in a crap OOC, and only lost 1 game, the committee would still end up putting 2 SEC teams in or some crap. Whether it's fair or not isn't the point, it's just kind of the trend.

I also think a better OOC is good for fan numbers, attendance hasn't been amazing last few years, more attendance, more revenue, more money to improve facilities, more chances to recruit at a higher level. The transition to the Big 12 has been massive for that, and the payout is great, but at the end of the day we still have to pull our own weight as well.

Last, though yes, they're teams with pulses, as I mentioned before our OOC isn't THAT challenging. We should start the season 3-0 if we're supposed to be as good as we are, I agree with the stop thinking backwards mentality, in order to belong, you have to prove to belong, why not take down 2 OOC P5 teams on the way?? Both have advantages and disadvantages, but I like it, it's a surefire way to earn SOME respect from the rest of the country because God knows it's hard when you're a Mountaineer.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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I'm with South. You guys are nuts. You do remember that we are WEST VIRGINIA, right? If we played 3 FCS teams and went 12-0 and the 9 conference games were ALL against ranked opponents, EVERYBODY would say that we had a terrible non conference schedule and unless every other top team had 2 losses, we wouldn't make a playoff. I'm loving our beefed up schedule. I think our players are too. Who gets amped to play youngstown state and James Madison? Come on guys, this is good for us, our players, our fan base, and the coaching staff. I'd rather play these tougher opponents and have our coaches learn from a loss (hope to win obviously), than to play James Madison 3 times and learn and gain nothing.


Agreed, names like Tennessee and NC State are important for marketing, at least we're playing competition, and looking to test ourselves, it helps more than hurts unless a lot of injuries happen. We are favored against both of these teams, Tennessee is reeling from the Butch Jones fiasco, and NC State isn't looking that amazing right now either. It'd be different if we scheduled Alabama and Clemson, but these are teams at our level/lower than our level that we should beat and gain some hype for the year. I like the scheduling, I'm much more excited for Tennessee than East Carolina, and I'll just hold on to hope that we don't get too banged up first few weeks.

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Re: 2019 WVU Football Recruiting Thread
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WVU cornerback target Nicktroy Fortune set to make his decision tomorrow. WVU is sitting pretty well with him. He would be the 8th overall commit for 2019 should he pick the good guys.

We are blue-shirting two 2018 recruits for the 2019 class, Tavis Lee and Angus Davies. so that would make 10 bodies counting toward 2019. Assuming we save 2-3 spots to deal with issues after signing day, we should have 12-13 slots left for the class.

We have names associated with most of the slots so the 2019 class is coming along.


Once again, thank you for the updates, love these. What are the early chirpings of the 2019 class?? Is it looking good, more of a filler class, etc? I'm out of the loop here. Would love to see some CB commits, lord knows our secondary needs help.

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Re: Early Line and Prediction for WVU-Tennessee
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I'm really at a 50/50 with how I feel for this one, we usually **** the bed in games like this, but I thought we looked good (well as good as you can when playing that roided up team) when we opened against Alabama a few years ago with Trickett at the helm.

I think Grier will be fine just because he isn't on a 1.5 yr lay-off and is in the system and knows it inside and out now, he looked pretty damn good as a Freshman killing Tennessee, so hopefully that translates over for us.

I'm just worried about all the new bodies on the defensive side of the ball, I'm hoping he go with the bend don't break mentality, and just get good stops.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Doesn't anybody remember how cold it was? I was there, and I damn near froze to death.


Though I wasn't there, another game where I almost froze to death was Pat White's Senior Night, the snow, the jersey's the crowd, everything was perfect. I had to put handwarmers in my shoes and gloves otherwise I was going to lose a limb to frostbite.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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I love hearing some of these stories man, being young as I am (as mentioned earlier) I never really got to experience the good old times, I go to Medical School in the Cayman Islands, and met a WVU grad of 89' that described the feeling of watching Major Harris play in person, and it seems like such a treat.

I was spoiled growing up and really understanding football in the peak of 05-07, felt the first real heart break then, went to undergrad at Xavier out of the state and everybody was so damn confused when on Saturdays I was in my standard old gold WVU shirt blarring Country Roads throughout my dorm.

It just means more to us, it's all we have, and I really do hope that we can get an elusive national championship in either football or basketball one of these years, just for what it would mean to the people that come from Almost Heaven.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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You'll learn soon enough to just not care. But for some reason you catch yourself getting excited on gamedays. Every year brings the same things. Ridiculous optimism, a good or incredible start, then a **** dumpster fire halfway or near the end of the season to just crush any amount of hope the fanbase had. Mix that in with a bunch of schmucks calling for the entire coaching staff to be executed and the other half saying they will die for the coaching staff and you have a WVU football season. Rinse, wash, repeat. The 3 things every Mountaineer fan says at the end of the season:

What if
Almost
And next year.


Haha you forgot the analyzing the roster, and looking and being like, **** we could be pretty good next year, and starting the hype train up back again. I really feel like we never get lucky bounces, etc. it's almost like being a WVU fan is like an abusive relationship. You know it's bad for you, but you keep coming back.

That being said, I agree it is still entertaining to watch our guys, we've had some explosive players suit up for the Old Gold and Blue, just hoping that one day instead of disappointment, it's just pure joy.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Why not get invested? Life is too short not to.


The answer to your question is I get a little too invested haha, I'm only 25, very young still, but I'm in medical school, first semester, I took Saturdays for WVU games off no matter what, excited at what Grier could bring us, to watch it crash down at the end of the season. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely bleed gold and blue, but to let 18-22 year olds dictate happiness is silly, I can't keep getting frustrated at a loss and letting it piss me off the rest of the day.

I go genuinely think we can be good, we have the starting pieces to be very good, as everyone else very worried about depth. We'll see how much these grad transfer gel on the defensive side, and hope we have some studs as Freshman to fill holes. I genuinely believe we have the ability to make it a special year, but if things go south I just want to remind myself to take a step back, and that it'll be okay.

I agree with james on the playoff system, it's not a one game take all situation, you gotta win 2 games against some INCREDIBLE competition, which is an uphill battle to begin with. Will I see it in my lifetime?? I don't have the answer to that, but I sure hope to. I know that I'm happy with our brand, and what our program is known for. We have guys that are 3 star recruits that work their ass off and end up loving this state known for it's hard work and they end up loving it, and embracing us natives. They understand what it means to put that Flying WV on, and what it means to the fans that tune in around the world. I'll take that 10/10 times, and just hope the elusive National Championship comes with it.

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Re: Former WVU players in pro basketball thread
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Young is by far one of the most overrated players I've ever seen, Jevon is a world class defender, but he's locked him up every single time they've played. I see why there's Curry comparisons, but man Curry is miles ahead of this guy even when he first entered the league, Young's gonna have to grow a lot to meet potential.

Posted on: 7/2 11:50 pm
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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Savannah, GA WR Winston Wright becomes the 7th commit for the 2019 class.

He looks pretty fast. Hopefully he puts on some weight this year (5'11" 154lbs). It also sounds like he really wants to be hear even after he visited a couple of other schools.

https://247sports.com/college/west-vir ... -West-Virginia-119463738/


Yeah definitely needs to grow a bit in this next year weight wise, but a decent enough offer sheet, Illinois, Iowa State, UCF, USF, Wake, and FAU. Still has a whole year to improve as well, but I'll definitely take anybody that's excited to be in Morgantown.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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I bought Phil Steele’s magizine yesterday and I put a lot of stock into what he says. He has us 4th in the league but says we can definitely win it and the difference between us TCU and UT is minuscule, and can easily see us 11-1 or 7-5. He also has Sinkfield as our feature back, which is interesting because he rates McKoy as the 24th best RB there is among sophomores and up. One silver lining from the Grier injury is we ran the wildcat with a lot of success with McKoy. I’d like to see that wrinkle from time to time


I'm gonna try my damnest to not get so emotionally invested in this season just because I know it could be great or bad. Will it work? Probably not. It's honestly a vicious cycle.

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Re: 2019 WVU Football Recruiting Thread
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No loss IMO. If the guy said Central Florida was his second choice after offers from WVU, OSU and TAMU then he doesn't have the confidence to succeed in a quality program. He would rather be a piece of a program trying to rebuild so he can play and not be held accountable. Weak character and it is better to know now than latter.


The 2019 QB class is known to be pretty damn weak with no obvious game changers in it, so losing out on this cycle wouldn't hurt too bad, I could see us going the grad transfer route again after Grier leaves and possibly picking up another QB. Allison or Lowe should be our starter next year, which are two 4* QBs, just need to build some QB depth so we don't have another Chuganov situation.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Wait, is that saying we are ranked 11th? Or that Gary Jennings the 11th best underrated player of top 25 teams?


They have us ranked #11 pre-season.


That’s pretty good considering how we finished last season.


And with all the questions we have on the defensive side, they must really be putting stock into this offense.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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It sounded like track & field (the lack thereof) was a strong influence for him to transfer, in which case Florida is solid choice. Best of luck to him.


Yeah something about WVU not having discus toss I believe, granted Shuler was kind of a headcase, but he was effective at times, just also disappeared. Hopefully with these transfers coming in we still have some alright line depth and that everybody pans out.

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Re: Fallout 76
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I'm not bIg into video games. Although I've somehow managed to get both Xbox 1 and Ps4. I've never played a fallout game. Do I have to have any knowledge of the prior games to understand what's going on in this game? I'd like to play it simply because it takes place in WV


This one supposedly takes place a few hundred years before any of the other ones in the series, so I think you'd be okay, but I'm not 100% sure, worst case scenario you could read their plots on wikipedia.

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Re: Fallout 76
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Yesterday I had the xbox announcement on mixer playing in the background and I heard Country Roads. I wonder if the bunker will be at the Greenbrier?


Pretty sure it should due to how the game is set-up and what not, it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out, I personally don't have a new gaming system, still have my XBOX 360 (amazing to think as a 24 year old huh??) but I've been considering upgrading for a while and this might convince me to do so lol.

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