Do me a favor, please? Alert me the first time you see in print “embattled” used alongside Joe DeForest. I can feel it coming and I will launch LOLs at it.
That said, a shoddy tenure got really loose Saturday with news he’d be implicated in a pending Sports Illustrated series.
And then the game started.
DeForest’s day went from bad to worse and I don’t have to tell you DeForest is in a bind. I don’t have to tell you because you told me throughout the game. His special teams weren’t awful, but they contributed to 10 points and Oklahoma’s only touchdown in a 16-7 loss.
The blame can be passed around, by any quarterback on the roster, and a lot of people should feel as though they should have done more. Darwin Cook drops an interception he says he could have returned for a touchdown. Ivan McCartney drops a touchdown. Timeouts were used not wisely. The coaches calls 19 passes and five runs in the third quarter, which limited seemingly required touches for Charles Sims and Dreamius Smith.
Still, a lot of questions about the concerning state of quarterback play and a lot of questions about DeForest, though as it relates to the latter, a lot of questions cannot be answered quite yet.
But everybody’s like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. We don’t care. We’re caught up in T.F.G.D.
My edits are in [brackets].
(P.S. We’re still near the beginning of a new season and that means new members of our audience. A reminder: These are not texts I send during a game. These are texts readers send me. Cool?)
Can Deforest use the shield against the NCAA?
What’re the chances this is the real reason for the Cleaner?
So Joe _eForrest & Gregg Williams walk into a bar…. (Too soon??)
After creative use of Tavon last year against the Sooners, wonder what Dana has up his sleeve to tonight?
Wondering if Sticks will actually bother to get out of 1st gear tonight. Cause he sure as hell spent all last week in 1st gear/neutral.
If the pass defense is as [shifty] tonight as it was against OK last year can I still blame Pat Miller???
I’ve never seen so few mountaineer fans at an away game
Here’s to hoping the offense shoots better than the average Storm Trooper….
Mike Stoops already shook
And why is Fox insisting on calling Sims “Charlie” Sims???
DARWIN COOK JUST TRIED TO KILL THAT KID! WOW
Was there any doubt they would pick that up?
A rare stop on 3rd & 18!
Millard outchea tossing lollipops
Take it to the [Craftsman style] house toto
“It was all a dream!” Marry me Gus Johnson
Well that was totally unexpected.
Who does number two work for?!
That should help the yards after contact
THAT JUST HAPPENED!!
I love it when you call me Gus Johnson. Wave ya hands in the air if you’s a true playa
DeForest finding new ways to suck.
No bonus for #5.
Wtf was he looking at.
Well…damn. Was fun while it lasted…sigh.
_eForest still doing what he can to screw the defense.
At the rate things are going _eForrest won’t be paying out any bonuses tonight. (Too soon?)
Why? Why did you jinx our special teams?
That was meant for Dana, not you. Can you deliver it for me?
DeForest is having a worse day than @UnluckyBrian
I wish OU would just start going for it every 4th down instead of punting.
Okay…my blood pressure is officially at stroke point!
You’ve gotta challenge that. Good call, Dana
Somebody get Holgersen a comb…stat!
By his nonverbals just now, it looked like Dana was telling the officials they stink like his sweaty armpits.
We could use a squinting head coach on the sideline right now. Or at least someone to look t the damn replay board.
OU is daring us to throw down field and we arent doing it. Millard scares me….seems to have a weak arm and shakey confidence.
FINALLY SOMEONE KNOCKED THE GUY-LINER RIGHT OFF TREVOR!
SING HIM A LULLABY
Sweet hit by Dreamius. What? That’s what it says on my roster.
That there’s what you call swagger!
Laser rocket arm
Are corners prohibited from attending wvu?
This game is slowly sucking my will to live….just so disjointed
WVU defense in first half/ heroes.
I have a hell of a lot of faith in Dana to fix the offense in this game. More than I had in _eForest to fix the defense last year.
And along those lines, Patterson was a slight upgrade huh?
OU 3 WVU 7 Joe _eFor__ 10
Final Analysis of the 1st Half; only down 6 with the offense stuck in neutral? Yeah I’ll take that.
I think the bedenbaugh factor is hurting, whether it is real or only imagined by paranoid coaches.
1 poss game at HT is okay with me. Our offense is almost as bad as last year’s Defense though.
Wife’s comment on uniforms – “Too much white. Plus, it’s after Labor Day!”
Your friends Flatbush zombies are playing at funfunfun fest here this year. I’m currently watching one of their many music videos
Do the circle
Alford back to receive?! Clearly Joe wants to pay zero dollars tonight!
Put in trickett
I miss offense.
Aaaaaaand there’s the defense I remember from last year…
Stoops. Always the smartest guy in the room. He’ll always prove it, fortunately for us.
DARWIN [MIDDLE NAME] COOK!
I like defense.
He just threw that in QUADRUPLE COVERAGE
Ok the Paul Millard experiment has to be over now right?
Sooo, Trickett is worse than this?
Can we please at least see Clint Trickett? Pretty please?
I like defense. Now f-ing put in Trickett!
My nerves is bad.
You want Trickett? I want Radioactive on the house speakers. Meet me halfway.
NO MORE MILLARD!!
I’m convinced Paul Millard legit PANICS at the site of open receivers
I-Mac alligator arms.
Fair to say he … quit … on that ball?
Dana is LIGHTING Millard up on this timeout. Deservedly so too.
IMac isn’t going going to catch any balls. Stop throwing to him.
Shade under 20 mins of game time left…only 1 time out. This could be problematic.
Lordy. Kevin White. Lordy.
WHY WOULD WE EVER NEED 2H TIME OUTS IN A TIGHT GAME WE TRAIL!!!!!!!!!!
Glad we have been conservative with our timeouts in the second half
What I’ve learned from game blogs: 1) Timeout philosophy. 2) Dana has no clue what to do with timeouts.
I just threw up.
Hey, Dana…you only get three a half. Unreal how bad he is managing timeouts.
You have GOT to be freaking kidding me? Sunuvabitch.
Worse: This timeout debacle or the timeout debacle in the Pinstripe to yell at the ref?
OMG…what in the HELL are we doing?
Dana likes to make it rain with timeouts.
Alford continuing his heady, smart special teams play out there. Great coaching DeForest.
I don’t want to hear “Deforest doesn’t field punts.” He swapped Squirt for Alford and we’re seeing how that turned out.
At the five. The five. Who coaches these [dumb bottoms]?
Paul Millard’s noodle arm need to be benched.
Al Dente son
A QB that can’t throw, WRs that can’t catch and a coach who won’t run
This is the most expensive cluster[cluck] I’ve ever been to
I count 19 passes and FIVE [football] runs that quarter.
If (a relatively fresh) Charles Sims doesn’t get the ball constantly in the 4th I RIOT!
My dislike for Holgorsen grows with every snap Millard takes.
This would be a nice time to have a timeout
JESUS GOD WHAT WAS THAT [STUFF (ANYTHING)]!?!?!
Remember when Geno lined up under guard at LSU and Stew vehemently denied it? That was fun.
Holgo, do you ever suck at timeouting!
You’re telling me we can’t do better than Millard? [Finesse] me if that’s the case.. Gonna be a long year
I’d love to have a TO somewhere here.
What we need next is too many men on the field.
Again millard sucks and he is better?
I expected a loss tonight. But this…this is still painful…Paul Millard, special teams, [spotty] coaching…just too much.
No matter this game, part of me is still encouraged.
Defense encouraging. Gonna ignore that OU is not a credible threat to throw. Defense was heroic this evening.
And oh god the timeouting.
You mentioned parallels with Miami in 03? I see parallels with Miami in 03.
Hoping this is the catalyst to a good season like 2003 against miami…
At least Millard didn’t do what Devin Gardner just did.
All WVU fans collectively thought of Brad Lewis for the first time in 12 years tonight.
If Oliver Luck had any [gumption] he’d fire Joe DeForest himself on Mon. #TextFromGameDay #DS