That’s a question, and not a statement, that also serves as a nod to today’s excellent texts.
Hey, I don’t know what happens the rest of the way. I just drive this bus and you give me the direction I need. But West Virginia, officially, has its work cut out for it to make a bowl for a 12th straight season. The Mountaineers are 3-4 following Saturday’s 37-27 loss to Texas Tech, the one in which WVU “refused” to respond as the Red Raiders rallied with 21 unanswered points to end the game.
Winning at Kansas State when the Wildcats are coming off an open week is tricky. (More fun with WVU’s schedule: K-State is WVU’s third straight Big 12 opponent with an open week before the game.)
TCU doesn’t look particularly impossible, but we’re talking back-to-back road trips this late in the season for a team that’s suddenly very thin and visibly affected by it (Barely any depth at receiver, only four receivers really getting significant playing time). And we know this year that the Texas-Texas Tech sequence for WVU was hard last season.
Get through that and, hey, it’s Texas.
The Mountaineers looked interchangeably good and bad, hopeful and hopeless Saturday. The arrival of the offense was as shocking as the disappearance of the offense was sudden. Seriously, five straight scoring drives for a team that only scored on back-to-back possessions four times. Two were against Georgia State!
While the score and the statistics don’t look bad, the sound bytes do. Dana Holgorsen more or less said his team didn’t have a will to win. Shannon Dawson said the offense had no one who could step forward to make a play. Keith Patterson said the defense is haunted by the Baylor game.
Combine that with the bizarre fourth down call in the first half, an on and off switch to exploit Kevin White against a cornerback nine inches his junior and the 11:4 pass:run ratio when the Mountaineers gained all of 26 yards and went from up 27-16 to down 37-27 and there’s plenty to dislike and plenty of reasons to worry that this might go all wrong.
Then as it was, then again it will be. And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach T.F.G.D. My edits are in [brackets].
I keep hearing people say its chilly this morning. I’m in disagreement. Maybe they just need some pumpkin shine?
My gf and her friends always tailgate but never go in to the game. I showed them pictures of Kilff Kingsbury and now they’re talking to a scalper.
Would there be a collective mind [storm] at the stadium today if HCDH comes out in a gold shirt? I think he should do it just to mess with people’s minds.
Good: Squirt PR decoy!
Where was he throwing that? Three and out without crossing the twenty. Yippeekai-ay!
Please tell me yiy saw how fan of game spelled her name…bekki! Yes!!!
Wtf happened to the score board.
Me: Something’s wrong with the scoreboard. Husband: Get used to it. We can’t play.
Deep as the deepest anyone?
8 in coverage is great for having 8 guys watch a guy catch a touchdown
Hey great run Sims. You gassed? Run it again. …Wonder why he freaking fumbled.
Breakout game for Simms turns into a coughup game.
Sims pretty obviously will only carry ball in right hand. Like a reverse Slaton.
Sims sustaining your Slaton parallels.
WVU is the real life version of The Little Giants without Icebox O’Shea.
Nice lateral return to the 11. Kill me now.
Missed Wednesday Walkthrough, did year you on IMG say we must avoid turnovers and be safe on special team. Hate IMG!
Get off Squirt when the whistle blows!
Jordan Thompson got hit by three different Texas Tech players after the whistle, so the obvious call is a personal foul on WVU.
That was a heinous penalty.
Use your anger. Let the hate flow through you. – Galactic Emperor
We have a Big East offense. And by that I mean non-existent.
Dana should call a timeout just to talk [sternly] at these [fellows]
Great defense by the Big 12 officiating crew
Not a good head coach and very apparent not even a good play caller
That made no sense.
He coaches like a 12 year old paying Xbox
Dana’s the kid I hate playing NCAA against online.
Dana thinks 2013 Dana going for it on 4th and 14 is just plain hair rubbin’ silliness.
I’m serious – Did he think Sims got 16 on third and 20? That was a weird sequence. Can’t explain that decision otherwise.
This is some [bananas]! Refs are tripping big time!
That was monsterously dumb, Cookie.
That is rigoddamneddiculous
I see a lot of old school players on the sidelines…looks like they tried to squeeze themselves up in their warm-ups from back in the day! #LetItGo #Too
“…unless it totally unravels.” This is how that happens, Mike.
Still pissed Clemson GameDay picker wasn’t TAJH BOYD FATHER
Players should “pull a Grambling” on Dana
Two touchdowns wasted right there. Turn around and look at the [spiraling] ball flying at you!!!!!
[FEROCIOUSLY] COVER SOMEBODY
When you watch this again you’re gonna see a lot of holding going on that benefitted TT. What’s up with these refs? Are they Kliff Jumpers?
Finally! KW smokes em!
Blind squirrel found a nut?
I was so sure he wasn’t going to catch that, I was still yelling no, no, no after the play.
Sims needs to break a run before I declare him a great talent. We’re in Game 7.
I’m not sure Gus Johnson’s “It was all a Dreamius” moment isn’t the highlight of the season.
Got the running game going, now it’s time to throw the deep ball the rest of the game.
7NA 4 EVA
That was unblivable until I had violent Mo Claiborne flashbacks.
Dreamius, on the other hand, has broken multiple runs!!!!
Most worth-it spilled beer ever.
Carswell sucks so hard. If he had blocked we had a TD.
WVU O, making the least of a great opportunity. But good on em coming back to tie.
Talley’s sweater is FABULOUS!!!!
Brady Poppinga surprisingly good halftime analysis. Terrible on sideline. Fox should use three man booth.
Generous, and wrong, spot.
I haven’t seen a ball spot automatically reviewed all [football] season. This is [Bottlecaps].
Falemi is Texan for Miller
Smith can’t make a scarecrow miss
That pass interference call against TT was an awful call.
PASSES. TO. RUNNING BACKS.
Perlo Bastien had to be pissed that all of his Mountaineer Field pass interference records are being broken by Falemi
Falemi has been possessed by the ghost of pat miller.
Happy to see Dana and Squint Trickett worked out the signal for “Throw it deep and get P.I.”
Best drive of 2013
Some lady just spilled beer all over my seat. Thanks oliver luck!
Special teams putting on a stellar performance…not really.
I still don’t know whether to believe in this team today or not….
Webb remembered the hit at the 1. No mas!
Alright, I don’t want to hear any more [comments] about Sims being better than Smith.
Put Sims at receiver and Smith at RB if you believe in sims so much.
Sweet, innocent little child behind us: Thank you, mountaineers!!
I wonder if Dreamius has ever read (or seen) Word Up magazine?
My phone is dying. I wish these refs would.
Squirted right thru his hands.
I get the vapors everytime WVU fields a punt
Do they call it a reverse because u lose yards?
DARWIN COOK needs a serious ass whipping. Trying too hard to make a hit vs just tackling. All day.
Here I thought I was one of the drunkest here… Then the officials showed me up
Defense wilting….couldn’t stop a clock right now.
WTF was that, Trickett?
Phone hasnt died yet. Neither have the refs.
WVU offense is like the economy, it technically gets better every week but at its current pace will take about 100 years to be adequate.
TTU got away with a HUGE hold on the first down play. Overshadowed by the missed INT
We have to be worst team in USA on first down.
Either you’ve got a lot of readers or we’re [flippantly] predictable on first down. Everyone calling RUN!
Maybe of carswell learned the lyrics to Country Roads he could throw some blocks.
3 and out, rinse, repeat.
Holgo pouting on sideline , meanwhile he recruited these guys. P.s. Worst tackling team ever.
The basketball team might go bowling, but the football team isn’t.
I feel like the last time I saw less effort from the team was during the RichRod Pitt game.
Can’t say six straight games is the cause of [shoddy] tackling today.
Cook has been toast all dat
Where’s the delay of game?
Now he’s angry??!! Now he starts paying attention?
Holgersen…kick that line judge’s ass!
Dana can [serve] my [cake]. Throw your headset all you want buddy, but one min left in the game is not the time to start acting like you care.
And I really don’t like Carswell. This loss is on him. And the refs.
With all due respect to Spencer Hall and those guys, I’m starting to question whether every day should be Satutday.