Funny what a home win against the 11th-best team in the country will do to the collective Sunday morning psyche of a fan base. That’s a victory WVU needed, but also wanted and believed it could have — no matter what was said around the walls that attempt to shield the team from the outside.
One underdog challenge down, one to go as the Mountaineers head to Baylor this weekend to take on one of the nation’s most bedeviling offenses. Again. The Mountaineers do indeed have a defense and might have once again found their quarterback, though Clint Trickett has work to do with performance and communication. And that presumes he plays against the Bears after he was knocked out of Saturday’s win with a throwing shoulder injury.
“That’s his competitive spirit, but, dude, if you get hurt, lie down, let somebody come tend to you so we don’t get a delay of game,” Holgorsen said.
Trickett left the game and went to the training room to have his right shoulder evaluated. Trickett, who had the shoulder iced and wrapped after the game, called it a “little nick” and said it hurt when he left the field, but that it went away quickly enough that he only missed one snap.
He’s expected to be fine for Saturday’s 8 p.m. game at No. 17 Baylor (3-0). The matchup will be televised by Fox Sports 1.
Trickett returned the next series and threw on all three downs of a three-and-out. WVU called pass plays on five of the first six snaps of the next series.
“He was fine,” said Dawson, who coaches the game from WVU’s box above the field.
“My conversation with him, his mindset was always, ‘I’m playing.’ We took him out basically because at that specific moment in the game, we didn’t know if he could take the next rep. But his mentality was he was never coming out of the game.”
Dude, the action in the game provided plenty of ammunition for the the 160-characters-at-a-time barbs, but that’s no upset. You bomb atomically. Socrates’ philosophies and hypothesis can’t define why you be dropping these mockeries. Lyrically perform armed robbery. Flee with T.F.G.D. Possibly they spotted me.
My edits are in [brackets].
(Update! Holgorsen said on the Big 12 coaches’ teleconference Monday WVU had one healthy quarterback at Sunday’s light practice. That’d be Paul Millard.
I’m inclined to believe that. Ford Childress is obviously not well and Tricket was “nicked” in the win. But I’m not sure what to believe beyond that. This is all designed deception and protecting [the identity of] the passer, so let’s not accept at face value that Trickett is good to go just because he and Shannon Dawson said so. They’re disguising our coverage.
Dawson admitted Saturday “I knew a lot more than I let on” when he talked up Childress last Tuesday. Trickett told us after the game he didn’t know until Friday morning that he was starting, even though Holgorsen publicized the decision Thursday night and Trickett took starter reps “the majority of the week,” according to Dawson, and it was “a decision that was made early in the week.”
There’s no way Childress plays if he has a torn pectoral muscle, but allowing for that possibility gives Baylor something to think about amid preparations. Trickett absolutely won’t be ruled out publicly Tuesday because doing so diminishes the ruse. So Holgorsen made it sound Monday like anyone could start against the Bears. “I will evaluate how they do Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and make a decision on who it’s going to be,” he said.)
Ask Holgs why he won’t play Rawlins or Kimble will be bawlin’.
Someone gave me a solo cup of moonshine….help me
If I’m Shannon & Dana I turn the offense on its head and give Sims & It Was All A Dream(ius) 30 carries each today…
Piña colada moonshine this week. My tailgating’s been as soft as the O-line this year #goacc
What might bother me most is I don’t know that I trust anything I hear about WVU. Ford’s in uniform?
It appears WVU’s uniforms were the by-product of an unfortunate smelting accident.
Given the rural nature of the state, you’d think they’d put some country in the pre game mix.
Rick Greenfield? You know that he wishes he had Jesse’s girl
Do the circle
I kinda feel like this is going to b the best part of the game
Glad to see they went over fundamentals this week.
Well, I see we didn’t practice put returns this week.
How many texts about the TE being wide open?
This offensive line is terrible….do they even know their job is to block
“What’s he doing dressed!?” – Rod Gilmore asking the obvious about Ford.
If I went to basketball 101 for ladies, I’d ask Huggins why he doesn’t teach the boys to box out.
Travis Bell took the Magellan angle. Circled the earth.
On the bright side, getting juked out of your jock strap doesn’t count as a missed tackle
Hate Wednesday Walkthrough so very much!!
We just have to run faster
Tony Gibson’s favorite Strokes album must be ANGLES!!!!
Patterson gambled and busted. I’ll he shocked if that happens again. Now if this were 2012…
I miss tavon
Half a million freaking dollars.
I think, given that Tavon is gone & defenses have figured it out its time to take the volleyball shovel out of the play book…
Great play by the DB there…not gonna blame Trickett for that one.
My husband says I’m not supposed to laugh when we screw up. ….
Hey Dana, about those 21 changes: Cool story, bro
CALL ME [MR.] ISHMAEL!
Call me Pick Six
Had a text ready to go about Patterson and a backward visor. It’ll never see the light of day.
Go figure holgs recUrited a guy that cant complete a pass to the right team
Oh the defense wants turnovers? Will they play offense now? Please…
Instant Karma! And we all moonshine on! Like the moon and the stars and the sun!
It’s those kinds of plays that wake the crowd up & make the Mountaineer Field magic happen….
The guy in front of me just flipped double birds to the field. I’m guessing he means to say”Take that #11″
Is their coach a man? Is he 40?
My hopes = up
Time to go Single Wing with Sims at qb
Lets try logan moore….these guys suck
Get the defense back out so there’s some hope of scoring.
Our O-line is so soft that they could be stunt doubles for the Pillsbury Doughboy.
I’m trying to stay positive…this team lost a TON from offense….but this stuck in the mud offense is testing that positivity.
If the turf was a reciever we would be.golden .
Joe DeForest strikes again…this time for OSU’s punter
Passes to the RB…effective. Do it more.
This guy has a nickname?
Trickett…make me believe!
Trick. Or treat!
Good thing the weather is fair today. All the fans are here.
You have to ask yourself, “Do I feel lucky?!”
ISHAMEL thisclose to a sequel there…
We must have olive oil on our hands! Damn!
Henceforth, the Florida Gators shall be known as the Florida McCartneys
Solid 1st Quarter…I don’t know how to process this.
Oklahoma State hit the snooze. If there was ever a time to take advantage, this is it…
My [guy] isn’t quite hard, but it’s at a leather phase right now.
Holy [sandcastle]. Just came in off the beach. How are we up
Sims with a very Sims-like blocking effort, trying to get Shorts killed.
CHARLES FRIGGIN SIMS, y’all
Well folks, we have our QB.
No more olive oil!
Stached inside the ten
I hate ylthos guy in the red jacket
MaRVIN IS NOT GROSS….BUT THE FAKE TO IS
[Balderdash]! Timeout my [appendix].
Mike Gundy is a highly skilled timeouter.
Worley is no Jo Anne
THAT RIGHT THERE IS A FUMBLE!
Nice of OSU to have brought their officials with them today.
Gilmore said he was clearly down as a frozen screen showed clear fumble. He’s still saying “not enough evidence” which is ridiculous.
If the WVU/Cincinnati officials are on this replay, we’re screwed.
OSU’s CBs are gooood.
Somebody in my section is quite flatulent! Yuck!
Icing your own kicker
Half a million freaking dollars!!
Wow. 500k a year for this [silliness]…
Off the goal post? Nope. Dana’s made a career being a timeout genius.
These announcers who think that Lambert can’t hit from 45 clearly have not watched him come up 10 short from 55.
Effective/Smart use of timeouts, offensive rhythm, stout D, 10 point lead on the #11 team in the country. IS THIS REAL LIFE!?
I remember a time when $7.50 per beer seemed completely outrageous.
A tight end sighting. Let the big dog eat!
That was a horrificly bad throw
Uh Clint, it’s Nick’s job to pin ‘em deep.
I love their punter.
I’ll bet their punter shaved his mustache last night.
Super Mario! Is that a thing?
“They’ll hang 50 in the first half..” – Lee Corso on OK St this AM. Yeah…bout that.
JOE DE-FOR-EST clap clap cl- oh wait offside.
Glad I text too slow to respond to the PAT block.
Q me re: KOs.
DeFo must go.
You gotta know when to Holgs em, know when to fold em
Timeout management strikes again…
WHAT AN EVENTFUL TIMEOUTING HALF!
Breaks on breaks on breaks.
Irony of ironies… a lot of OSU special teams errors.
Did he just handle the timeouts and the end of half properly? I would argue yes.
I’ll enjoy the tracks of okla state’s tears.
WVU welcomes the return of Big 12 defenses.
Defense has to field Carswell’s kicks better.
Oh my Jesus…special teams…sheesh!
HALF A MILLION FREAKING DOLLARS!!!
What happens in practice that convinces the coaches Carswell can judge the flight of the ball?
Not sure the offensive line realizes they can make contact with the other team
Boy, this season’s offense going to look REALLY incompetent next year when Sims does well in the NFL. Kid’s doing well on some of these runs despite the line.
This O line couldn’t win a shoving match with a Girl Scout troop.
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND FREAKING DOLLARS!!!
Can we please get a dirty hooker to take DeFo back to Stillwater?
Kicking things going [swimmingly] well in 2H!
If you pay me 500k a year, I promise not to coach special teams at WVU either.
Dana swatting tushies. Rah rah!
Honestly. Someone needs to explain the rules of football to these boys.
Holy god, the ball-flight judgment.
When will this special torment ever end?
That isn’t poor coaching. That’s a kid being uncoachable.
A long run. Is that legal?
WVU leading the BIG XIi in fair catches inside the five yard line
Wait. I thought an illegal man downfield was a loss of a down!
Holgersen is giving the refs the business! But…a time out? Why?
Nobody burns timeouts just to bitch at the refs quite like Holgo
Oh Carswell…you suck on special teams, but you’re a thing of beauty on the deep ball.
Kicking game things going great!
Ouch. We needs those 3 points.
THREE HUNDRED SIXTY NINE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FOUR AND A HALF FREAKING EUROS!!!
I have been unimpressed with the rhythmless people in my section! Dancing and clapping off beat all day! Lol! #TurnDown!
It’s soooo hot! Jeans were a bad choice
Let’s talk about Trickett’s baby bump.
Where the hell was holgerson looking that he didn’t see trickett needed to come out?
It’s starting to go south in the stands now,
OSU fans cheering while a WVU player on the carpet. Keep it classy Cowboy fans
I regret sharing my ‘shine with the OSU jackasses.
Suck that stop cowboys!
Now that’s defense!!!!!
KICKING THINGS HAPPENING HAPPENING HAPPENING!
Om [finicky] g
Is it me or are OSU’s kickers epically bad?
Joe DeForest’s suckiness knows no bounds! A perfect mix of past and present in this showcase of why this clown should be fired. Come on, Ollie, pull the plug!
Long balls long balls long balls long balls
Patterson is the best coach ever
SQUIRT DID SOMETHING DURING THE FALL!
Screw that spring game stuff….that was money
I think I would’ve gone for it there because you have them backed up if you don’t get it.
Darwin was the natural selection to get that pick. Get it?
Trickett will never have a healthy shoulder again the rest of his life. I heart him.
I think we found our #Swag!
That’s how you rattle #11.
I think he might be able to coach
FINALLY threw a flag on Oklahoma St for being little [canines]!
Ship his [baggage] home.
Holgo sucks at clocking.
You’re kidding me
Wtf is he doing?!!
Uhhhhhh…this team suddenly forgot how to play football apparently.
Don’t run play clock down. Run out of bounds. Take delay of game. Get tackled for 9 yard loss. Breathing new life into OK St
Right now we are inept as we can possibly be in college football.
I normally think people overreact to clock management, but this is disgraceful, shameful, and embarrassing.
KICKING THINGS GO OK AT END HOLD ME!!!
Dana needs to play some playstation with a seventh grader this week. He’ll learn a lot about clock management.
Knocked TF out.
Darkhorse candidate for biggest WVU upset of all time.
Maybe holgs can coach
Good job by the D and NASCAR legend Clint Trickett.
All of this because a legally blind man wondered why Trickett wasn’t starting…
This better not be the first text to this effect, but that was a pretty nice job of coaching, Tues-Sat.
Last year, in the fifth game of the season WVU also beat the #11 team. Unbelievable.
I LOVE GOOOOOOLD
What time is kickoff? I can’t find the game…