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Old 11-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good game MountainersFan. TCU was lucky to win that one in what made for an exciting game although plenty of frustrating mistakes by both teams. Tavon Austin probably helped raise his draft status after today's game.
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Looks like I missed an exciting one. surprised TCU is still doing okay after losing Pachall
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my friend just got back from his first west v game. He said the town was a dump and had a few bad experiences for starters his hotel promised was never held and McDonald's was a shady place. He said he expected more from the stadium as well.He will go back to see them play Texas but that is it he said. He is judging this off going to games at

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he moved to blacksburg this year his girlfriend is in the process of becoming a doctor. I gotta get down for a V-tech game
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my friend just got back from his first west v game. He said the town was a dump and had a few bad experiences for starters his hotel promised was never held and McDonald's was a shady place. He said he expected more from the stadium as well.He will go back to see them play Texas but that is it he said. He is judging this off going to games at
I have to say that I have never heard a bad thing about anyone who visited Morgantown during a football weekend. I wear one of my WVU shirts/sweat shirts everywhere I go, from the East Coast to as far West as Colorado and have met loads of people and I've never heard a negative comment about the town. So, really don't know what your friend was looking for. I met several LSU fans last year and they said they never had as much fun tailgating as they did that day. Buty hey, each his own.
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Good game MountainersFan. TCU was lucky to win that one in what made for an exciting game although plenty of frustrating mistakes by both teams. Tavon Austin probably helped raise his draft status after today's game.
I still feel the officials blew that last call on the 2pt conversion, but I don't blame the officials or the replay official. I think if the field official ruled it incomplete, the replay official wouldn't have changed the call either. The ball definitely bounced, whether it bounced on the ground (as I thought it did in the 3rd replay) of if it bounced on the receivers arms, it still bounced.

Anyway, I blame that game on our coaching staff, more specific on the offensive play calling. Twice we had a chance to kick a FG to win it and both times the plays leading up to that attempt made no sense. The way I see it, if it's third down and you aren't trying for a first down, why not run it straight up the middle so the FG attempt can be made in the middle of the field. Both of our tries were made from the hash marks instead of dead middle of the field
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I still feel the officials blew that last call on the 2pt conversion, but I don't blame the officials or the replay official. I think if the field official ruled it incomplete, the replay official wouldn't have changed the call either. The ball definitely bounced, whether it bounced on the ground (as I thought it did in the 3rd replay) of if it bounced on the receivers arms, it still bounced.
Yeah, there were several questionable calls or no calls down the stretch (missed block in the back on Austin's punt return TD, Jason Verrett PI on Bailey in OT, no PI call on throw to Cam White in OT, etc.) but I felt for the most part they did a better job officiating the game than some of the other ones I have seen. The fact is you can usually find a few calls each game where the officials may have made the wrong call.

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Anyway, I blame that game on our coaching staff, more specific on the offensive play calling. Twice we had a chance to kick a FG to win it and both times the plays leading up to that attempt made no sense. The way I see it, if it's third down and you aren't trying for a first down, why not run it straight up the middle so the FG attempt can be made in the middle of the field. Both of our tries were made from the hash marks instead of dead middle of the field
Both teams had several chances to win the game and were not able to do it for various reasons. no question, the missed field goals did come back to haunt WV. It was learned that on the blocked field goal in OT that TCU saw something on film that led them to think they could get the block because of how the blocker lined up.

As for some of the WV coaching decisions on drawing up plays to the sides prior to the kick? My guess is that Holgerson is a more aggressive coach who doesn't really think in terms of what is best for the kicker and instead is trying to figure out the best way to get the first down. Basically, he is more of an aggressive, offensive coach looking to get more rather than settling or being risk-averse. In those instances, this backfired on him. On the other hand, I have seen kickers have the kick lined up in the middle for them only to have them shank it so who knows. I bet some kickers even prefer it on the hash rather than being dead on center so maybe that was in play here. Regardless, there are plenty of things one could second guess about both teams' strategies.

My guess is honeymoon may be over for Holgerson in WV but it may be that he just needs a couple of years to get his guys into the system so they can better perform the way he wants them too.

I am looking at the rest of WV's schedule and I think they should win at least 2 more games (Iowa State and Kansas). I also think they would have a good opportunity against Okie State as well. Oklahoma may be a bridge too far but I think you are still looking at 7 or 8 wins this season. Probably not what WV fans were hoping for but not too bad either for their first year in the Big12.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, like I said in a few other threads, I predicted we would finish 2-3 in the conference. When OU wasn't looking good, I thought we had a decent chance, but at the same time I wasn't expecting K-State to play as well as they have. I knew our defense was going to be a concern as well as our backup WRs. Against K-State we had 10 freshman starting on defense with 6 of them true freshman. Offensively, Bailey was injured and we used 4 true freshman at WR. I guess at the beginning of the year I never realized how short we were at certain positions. And while we get depth at most positions next year, we will probably have a true Soph as a starting QB who doesn't have a total of a half worths of experience


BTW....in no way was I blaming the officials for our loss, that was all on us. We had our chances and blew them
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