Thursday, December 27, 2007

Lazy Mountaineer Links

I sympathize with everyone out there that is just plain tired of waiting and worrying about who the next coach will be. I'm so tired of thinking about it or trying to come up with the next angle on it. If the administration is thinking about holding off on an announcement until after the bowl, how's bout throwing the dog a bone? We'd all like to get back to our lives, or get back to selling our beard.

Josh Jenkins has withdrawn his commitment from WVU. That doesn't mean that he isn't going to end up signing for WVU, but until a new coach is named he's playing out his options. We'd all like to think that he would stay with West Virginia no matter what, but he shouldn't be criticized about it. He has a bright future ahead of him, and this is going to be a big decision for him. If I had my way, I would stay as far away as possible from the flesh merchant world that is college football recruiting.
But Jenkins is a little special since he is a WV native.

Pat White intends to be back at WVU next season. Just in case you needed a reason to smile. Steve Slaton is testing the waters, and should. Not that I want him to leave, but if he has a chance to be drafted where he wants to be drafted he needs to grab that gold while it's out there. So yeah, I hope there are a lot of stupid general managers out there that don't see a great pick when they see one. Speaking of that, Owen Schmitt is "hoping" to be drafted. If you watched the Maryland-WVU game when the announcers were telling Ray Lewis how much Schmitt could lift and seeing the surprise on Lewis's face, you knew it meant something. There's still a need for a fullback that can line up at tight end in the NFL.

West By God has stayed on top of the Jones interviews/withdraws/retraction of withdraw story by Sporting News. I have to say that I was impressed with Central Michigan last night. Not that I think Perdue is anything special, but bringing the team out the way he did for the second half was most impressive. My only question, what happened in the first half that he had to whip out the mother of all pep talks?

Angry Eer has a message for Rodriguez.

Did you ever wish you were somewhere else?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was sent to me by a friend and I thought you might enjoy it.

Mountaineer poem written by a Buckeye

Twas the week before Christmas,
In the Land of the Eer's.
WVU fans were angry,
And some were in tears.

The cause of their anger,
Was because of a man.
Who had been a hero,
To each WVU fan.

Rich Rod was the coach,
Of their football team.
He had helped them to reach,
For the championship dream.

They believed in his wisdom,
And trusted him too.
He was their leader,
What else were they to do?

All of his players,
Looked up to this man.
They followed his orders,
And stuck to his plan.

They ran the spread offense,
Just as he had taught.
But they soon were to learn,
It all had been for naught.

The Mountaineers were successful,
And they won the Big East.
But little did they know,
That their coach was a beast.

But then came "Black Friday."
When we all were to learn.
That Rich Rod was leaving,
His bridges to burn.

He was going to scUM,
To be their new coach.
Was this the same man,
That they held above reproach?

The coach they had trusted,
Had lied to his team.
And left them in darkness,
To follow "his scheme."

Now the nation has adopted,
The blue and the gold.
Be brave and be bold.

Go beat those Sooners,
In the Fiesta Bowl.
And send Rich Rod squirming,
Back into his hole.

Because you deserve better,
Than the coach you have had.
Your team will survive this,
And you all will be glad.

We will be watching,
You all play as a team,
Follow your dream!