Found September 23, 2013 on
No Guts, No Glory:
Every week of the college football season, we check in to see how a fanbase is handling either a tough loss or an unexpected loss. Today, we check on the West Virginia Mountaineers fanbase after watching Maryland dismantle their team 37-0. And despite watching a Dana Holgorsen lead Mountaineer team drop 70 on Clemson in the Orange Bowl in 2011, fans now believe that Holgorsen is not head coaching material.
Things get kicked off with this:
1) Dana is in way over his head, and is not head coaching material. He is to college football what Norv Turner is to the NFL.
2) the ONLY chance we had this year was if we could dominate the line of scrimmage and pound the rock, which would in turn allow us to throw the ball
3) our stable of running backs is good enough to accomplish #2
4) our offensive line is soft, and pathetic, making it impossible to accomplish #2
5) a consistent running game would allow any of our QBs to “manage” the game, without it none of them can accomplish that
6) if Chil...
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Who would have thought after watching teams run up and down the field against West Virginia’s defense last season that less than 12 months later, that defense may actually be the strength of the team. And that’s not necessarily an endorsement of the Mountaineer defense, but rather an indication of how bad things have gotten offensively for West Virginia over that time. On Saturday...
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen took complete responsibility for his team’s performance in Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference.
“I didn’t coach very good,” Holgorsen said. “There’s plenty of blame to go around, but the one that can be blamed more than anybody is me. The bigger issue is me. I’ve got to do a better job of getting these guys motivated and...
Oklahoma State has had considerable success winning on the road recently and has plenty of confidence heading to West Virginia this weekend for its Big 12 opener.
Coming off an early bye week, No. 11 Oklahoma State (3-0) has won its last three games away from Boone Pickens Stadium and has a 16-5 record on the road since the start of 2010. Rallying around an `us-against-them'...
Oklahoma State travels to Morgantown, W.Va., to play West Virginia for the first time since 1929 on Saturday. What should Cowboys fans expect when traveling to West Virginia for OSU's Big 12 opener? Does OSU or West Virginia's coaching staff with Dana Holgorsen, Joe DeForest and Andrew McGee? What did the Cowboys coaches do last weekend during the bye week?
Oklahoma State won big when Dana Holgorsen returned to Stillwater last year with his Mountaineers and a few other familiar faces like Joe DeForest, Jake Spavital, Robert Gillespie and Andrew McGee in tow. In his first start for the Cowboys, quarterback in Clint Chelf led the Cowboys to a 21-7 first quarter lead and a 31-17 halftime advantage before closing out a 55-34 win.
Time for five things I think I think from Week 4 in the Big 12.
The Big 12's national reputation is taking a big hit. After West Virginia's loss to Maryland on Saturday, the Big 12 dropped to 2-5 this season against AQ-conference opponents and BYU. You earn your reputation in nonconference play, and the Big 12 has struck out with opportunities this year against LSU, BYU...
A rather blah Week 4 is in the books. Of note, Mack Brown and Lane Kiffin have something to smile about and Dana Holgorsen doesn’t. It’s time for retrospection.
Mack Brown survives for another week
Mack Brown couldn’t afford for Texas to lose to Kansas State on Saturday. And luckily for him, Texas did not lose to Kansas State. Brown can breathe a sigh of relief for the next...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press Oklahoma State has had considerable success winning on the road recently and has plenty of confidence heading to West Virginia this weekend for its Big 12 Conference opener.
Coming off an early bye week, No. 11 Oklahoma State (3-0) has won its last three games away from Boone Pickens Stadium and has a 16-5 record on the road...