Back in the summer I told a few friends that I’d be pleased if West Virginia went 8-4 in its first season in the Big 12.
They scoffed and told me how anything less than 10-2 would be a huge disappointment. It appears we were both wrong (and they are clearly bumming big time).
At 5-4, WVU still has a chance to get to 8-4, but it’s not likely considering the Mountaineers still have a home game with No. 12 Oklahoma this Saturday, followed by a road game with Iowa State and a season finale with Kansas in Morgantown.
At this point, getting to 6-6 is about the best you can predict.
So what happened to the Mountaineers, who opened 5-0 and looked like they had an offense that could run the table?
It starts with their mental make up. When the national media was anointing the Mountaineers as the Big 12 favorite, WVU began believing its own hype a little too much. When Dana Holgorsen’s team arrived in Lubbock, Texas, fresh off a huge win over Texas, the Mountaineers didn’t take Texa...