If you have ever heard Tony Caridi call a West Virginia game, you’ve probably heard him say, “It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer.”
On Saturday, Caridi should have said, “It’s an embarrassing day to be a Mountaineer.”
WVU football, once the pride of the Big East and a tough opponent in BCS Bowl games, went to Lawrence, Kan., and allowed the Jayhawks to snap a 27-game Big 12 losing streak, 31-19.
So what’s going on at WVU? The Mountaineers are young and lack a real threat at quarterback — even if Clint Trickett and Ford Childress were healthy. The defense is light years better than last year’s unit, but even this group is not Big 12 ready.
Dana Holgorsen is in just his third season with WVU, but the program has backslid into mediocrity. He inherited a team that had the ability to knock off some of the nation’s best on any given weekend.
Now the Mountaineers are painful to watch and even when they play well WVU finds a way to lose (see Texas 2013, Oklahoma 2012 ...