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    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Rutgers Week ... DaGeek's breakdown of this team and game prediction.

    So what shall happen this time around in Piscataway?  

    For the last 16 years the Scarlet Knights have tried and failed to find the magic to defeat the Mountaineers.  They have fielded some really lousy teams and some pretty talented teams but still and again they have not been successful.   This years incarnation of the Knights team is predicated upon a strong and incredibly opportunistic defense.  In fact, they lead the nation in turnovers forced at 25.  That breaks down to 3 1/2 turnovers forced per game.  Those kind of marks will put a lot more W's in the column than L's.  They play an aggressive and tough nosed defense which gives up on average 16 points per game; 122.1 yards on the ground per game at about 3.7 yards per attempt; and 184.1 yards in the air per game at about 12.4 yards per catch.  Another very impressive statistic for the Knights on defense is there ability to get off the field on 3rd down.  They are only allowing a 3rd down conversion 33% of the time.  Greg Schiano remains a Coach on the "chopping" block (pun intended).  He has therefore found a way to motivate this side of the ball to do the things necessary to win.  Rutgers has proven to be tough to beat at their house this year and the defense has proven to be the necessary ingredient to that success.  Players to watch on defense for Rutgers include # 20 Khaseem Green who leads the team in tackles with a total of 66 tackles 6 of which were for a loss and 2 sacks; #42 Steve Beauharnais 2nd leading tackler with a total of 37 tackles 9 of which were for a loss and 3 sacks as well as 2 interceptions; # 91 Justin Francis has 27 tackles 7 of which were for a loss and 4.5 of which were sacks; #4 David Rowe who has tallied 3 interceptions; and #32 Duran Harmon who has tallied 4 interceptions.  These 5 play-makers are just a portion of this turnover causing machine.   

    On special teams Rutgers has been average in the kicking game their kicker Justin Doerner on kick offs, gives teams an average starting point of the 27 yard line.  His punts net an average of 38.6 yards.  The place kicker San San Te has connected on 60% of his attempts and has a long of 50 yards that he has hit from 2 times.   Coach Schiano has this part of the game as I said looking average.  But they have been effective enough to tally 5 wins thus far.  

    Rutgers offense has been the problem for the Knights this year averaging 28 points per game with 91.7 yards per game with 2.7 average per gain, and 236.1 yards in the air at an average of 11.6 yards per reception. Where they have really hurt themselves is the 15 interceptions and 12 fumbles.  On offense if you know no other name to pay attention to it better be # 6 Mohamed Sanu who has had 65 catches for 683 yards for a 10.5 yard average per catch tallying 6 touchdowns.  He has as you can see been averaging over 10 touches per game.  He is Rutgers offensive weapon.  He also returns punts.  He has thrown the ball and rushed the ball.  When he is on the field WVU needs to know where he is!  Rutgers is starting a quarter back in Gary Nova who is only making his 4th collegiate start.  He has been prone to throw picks and has made youthful mistakes but has found a way, as I have alluded to earlier, to find Sanu.  He has completed 55.3% of his passes for an average of 148.3 yards per game with 7 touchdowns against 5 interceptions. As you can see his numbers against the teams numbers fall a bit short.  This experiment for Greg Schiano may prove to be his undoing this season (though, I agree with building for the future this Coach just doesn't have that kind of time.)  Rutgers has an almost serviceable running game with Javon Jamison leading the way with 62.7 yards per game and 1 touchdown along with the highly touted Savon Huggins who has toted the ball for an average of 19.4 yards per game with 5 touchdowns.  The Rutgers faithful were hoping to see more touches for Huggins this season but circumstance and youthfulness have gotten in the way of that plan.  He should be a good one in the future, but as I said the player that must be found on this team is Sanu. 

    As I have repeatedly said in this post I think Coach Schiano is in trouble this season if he doesn't produce.  This team has started off fast recently and sputtered down the end so the New Jersey faithful are in put up or shut up mode with him.  WVU has been an Achilles heal for him since he has been there, thus this game takes on particular importance to him.   I expect nothing short of Rutgers best game this Saturday.    

    Geno Smith is going to have to a much better job avoiding pressure and make great decisions on passing the ball.  I expect that he will be ready to do just that, as I also expect, Coach Holgorsen is motivated to get that losing taste out of his mouth.  Will the defense be able to match Rutgers in both getting off the field and in turnovers?   Irvin, Garvin,  Goode, and Miller need to get in the face of Nova and force him to make mistakes.  And we need solid games from our entire defensive backfield dealing with the always moving and hard to stop Sanu.  Coach Casteel needs no extra motivation as he too was disgusted with last weeks disappointments.  The coaching staff really needs to do their best job of the year to get this team where it needs to be.  I am confident that they shall do just that.  I see this game ending WVU 38 Rutgers 24.  

    This game shall be televised regionally on ABC at 3:30 pm. 

    Da Geek

    37 comments:

    Knightrider said...

    Let's see, our defense is better than yours, our special teams is better than yours, we beat the team that just beat the shit out of you, and we are playing at home. Yet you pick WVU by 14. Based upon you recent track record, that should mean a 28 point win for Rutgers. We can go for that. You just make sure to send us some of that negative energy that worked so well last week. Like your chances of going to the Big 12, WVU is going down the tubes this weekend. You heard it here first.

    Knightrider.

    Anonymous said...

    Knightrider makes some solid points about this weekend's game. Rutgers at least has two W's over teams with winning records this year. WVU has ZERO! West Va obviously isn't what it was five years ago, but who cares about that pillow fight in P-Scat anyway??? What I DO KNOW is that on November 12th the wanto-to-be-turncoat-Mountaineers are in for the beatdown of the year when they visit PBS. Collaros has settled into Jones' offense in year two and Pead gives us more than enough punch in the run game to easily plow through West Virginia's finesse defense. And don't get me started on how many takeaways we'll have against Jimmy Buffett's chuck-and-duck offense. Why are we better off with Butchie than we were with BK? Because any dangerous spread has a potent rushing attack and you, Geek, do not have a dangerous spread. You might have gotten rid of Mullin, but you got "mullett" in return. The joke's on you!

    Mister Whiskers

    Anonymous said...

    Good summary, Chris.
    I am concerned about our team's focus given this week's distractions. RU's team has had none, their injured player will lead them onto the field, and they will be excited, seeing us as beatable this year. If our defense improves its play against the inexperienced Nova, we will win. If not, sad day in P'way.

    Mister Whiskers said...

    I don't know how many more of these viral "expansion" stories I can stomach. I can't believe just how brash WVU fans can be. Years ago BC, Va Tech and Miami fled for the ACC and Mountaineer fans talked about them like they had molested someone's mother. How dare they leave!!! [It should be noted that Louisville and yours truly jumped in to save your a** that time around]. Then last month Syracuse & Pitt bolt for the ACC and all I heard from the West Virginia fans was what traitors those schools were. Now those same hillbillies are euphoric over the chance for their own team to jump ship. What a bunch of two-faced turncoats. Life is too short to deal with fake people. And don't even bother to give me the ole "it's in the best interest of our school" crapola either. You sure didn't seem happy when BC, Cuse & Pitt were singing that tune.

    Growing up as an orphaned Hispanic sandbagger in rural Ohio, I of course hated the Buckeyes, but I hated the Miami Univ. Redskins even more. [They'll always be the REDSKINS to me.] They were our rival and it was easy to hate them. But after this week, that black pit of hatred in my stomach is no longer directed at Ohio St or even at Miami. It's instead been shifted toward West Virginia. From this day forward I will loathe them and their two-faced fan base. If a pack of demons emerges from hell to tee it up against the Mountaineers, I'll not only show up in support of Hell's best but I'll strip naked and paint "Go Demons!" all over my betrayed body! Brace yourselves for Nov. 12th, Mountainquitters. Karma and my Bearcats will both be waiting on their haunches at Paul Brown Stadium.

    Mister Whiskers

    wvlawgeek said...

    Mr. Whiskers, I getthe impression you are angry about something. For the life of me I can't figure out what it is your upset about.

    You persoanly saved our butts from what? If you are referring to the cubkitties joining the big east I only ask you what your other options were at that time? Big sacrifice you ( personally) made joining an AQ league and jumping from the all powerful CUSA. But your revisionists history needs a little fact checking. WVU extended the lifeline to the BIG EAST when it beat SEC champ Georgia in the Georgia Dome for a Sugar Bowl Championship. That was one of 2 BCS wins that WVU has had. How many BCS bowl wins does Cincinnati have? None nada nil. So saving my teams butt you didn't do.

    As for conference expansion/realignment that has zero to do with this ( now hijacked ) thread. But alas I'll address that for you too. First off I am personally hoping that U of L and your school both get invited to Big 12 so my team can continue to dominate both of those series in the future as we have done historically. I don't wish nonAQ status upon any of the rest of the Big East schools that is of course with the obvious exception of sPitt (they me burn in hell a slow painful death and that would be just fine with me.) But don't for a moment think that I'm going to be apologetic for WVU finding a stable AQ conference to play in. Don't blame WVU for looking out for Mountaineer interests.

    As for your previous post regarding your Cubkitties impending slapdown at Paul Brown Stadium I look forward to it. Enjoy your brief stay at the top of the standings. That reign shall end soon. As for Coach Holgorsen, I'm quite content with him at the helm. Butchy is a nice handmedown that we gave you. He is a good Coach. Your team also is solid on offense but don't get too excited about your D just yet. Geno and company will have career day against them.

    Finally, for someone who disdains WVU so much, I find it interesting that you spend so much time on this obviously WVU blog. Wouldn't your time be better spent on a Cincinnati blog. At least there you may find someone who sees the world in a similar light. I digress, enjoy your off week and know this, the cubkitties time is coming soon.

    Da Geek

    wvlawgeek said...

    Knightrider,

    What can I say. It appears to me that you only looked at my score prediction. You seemed to overlook all the nice things I had to say about the wood-choppers. 32 4 2 is the series record in favor of WVU. 16 in a row in WVU's favor. Frankly, tis hard to have a lot of angst toward the Knights. I look at this game in a positive light more because of your O than anything else. We shall see if I'm right on Saturday.

    Da Geek

    wvlawgeek said...

    Gregg,

    Thanks for commenting. I agree that the emotional advantage has to go to Rutgers. However, that can work against a team too. I just can't see two straight weeks of uninspired football from this team. I am aware we are playing them in their house but that simply doesn't concern me too much. If Geno makes decent decisions we shall be just fine.

    Da Geek

    Mister Whiskers said...

    Look, pal. I surf blogs thoughout the league. I'm a Cincy fan first, a Big East fan second. One thing I've noticed abpout the posts on your blog is that none seem to come from Mountaineer fans. I've seen posts from Syracuse, from Rutgers and of course my own. If there are other posters that I'm unaware of then I'm sorry - and I'm sorry your obviously so sensitive. And by the way, I love that big horn you're blowing about WVU knocking off my Cats. Based on your track record (49-17?????) that puts quite a spring in my step.

    Mister Whiskers

    Knightrider said...

    Geek, you are forgetting the one stat that is most germane to this thread - you are on one whale of a streak with predictions. With what you called against Syracuse, that has to be one of the all time worst predictions in the history of predictions. At least you did not make fun of our coach's name.

    Look forward to hearing your excuses about being a little off Saturday evening.

    By the way, why do you have a blog that encourages debate, but you have to apprve the posts? Are you posting everything here or are you filtering the comments?

    Knightrider

    Papa John said...

    Wow - I can see things are pretty hot in here. I'd stay for a bit but I'm not into the attack mode you folks seems to prefer. This is sports talk, right? Why so personal with all these full on frontal assaults? I feel your pain, Whiskers. No one wants their team left out in the cold after this whole mess is over (including myself). And Geek, you make some solid points in pointing out WVU simply wants to land on solid AQ ground - but why all the personal jabs at one antother? Calm down, fellas. Blogs and sports are for fun - this stuff isn't real life.

    Papa John

    Rangerman said...

    You guys watching the baseball game?

    Orangefan said...

    Papa, you don't know what it is like around here. You call your shot, your team wins, and you get blasted with personal attacks. I took a few days off from the name calling I was catching. Still waiting for an explanation for why I was raped like I was. I thought debate was encouraged. As it turns out the debate is only for those with like minds and for those that disagree, they get called names. Nice.

    Orangefan

    Anonymous said...

    Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    Al.
    Al who?
    Yes, Owls DO hoo and right now we're hooing to get back in that mighty conference of yours.

    Temple of Doom
    (2001: 17-14, baby!!!)

    Naval Lint said...

    Toooot, Tooooot. All hands on deck. Time for some real football in the Big Least. Bring on the midshipman if you dare. You think the Orange ran on you, we would have 1,000 yards against that sorry defense.

    Navy 31, WVU 28. (Just like 1999)

    Naval Lint

    wvlawgeek said...

    PAPAJohns
    Thanks for your post on civility. I'm hopeful that you will continue to post on here.

    Knightrider

    Yes I moderate the posts and some get excluded. I don't have Amy problem with some jabs and banter but some folks get out of hand with their personal attacks. Truth be told I know that crow is the dish that is served when. you miss a pick as bad as I did on Syracuse. As you can see all of your posts have been published.

    Mr. Whiskers

    Again you are correct to point out I misses my last prediction by a mile. I think that applying that analysis to my previous or subsequent picks might be a flawed approach, but suit yourself. I do look forward to our meeting soon. I am interested on your prediction for your next game against sPitt.

    Da Geek

    Papa John said...

    Don't blog comment spaces always seem to spawn fights? And more fights? Great that folks have a place to vent, but settle down.
    Every time I read such comments I cringe. Each one is written by someone that writes first, thinks second. Killing time in cycberspace is great, but be sure to respect folks. Sound off and have fun, but remember we're all fans here. Under no cicrumstances should things get personal.
    Cheer for your team and find a a way to get along for folks who cheere for their's. Karma does tend to come back and bite folks who lash out without thinking.
    So my suggestion is to enjoy this blog and others, but remember it's all for fun.

    Greg said...

    The Bearcats play in PBS?? Is that like Mr. Rogers fantasy land?

    Knightrider, you should take a tip from Orangefan and wait until after the game to talk smack. I have a 16 yr old that wasn't born the last time Rutgers beat WVU! And I wouldn't use Syracuse as the measuring stick. They played very well and we didn't. I'm interested to see how the Mountaineers respond. Holgerson has said he took it easy on them over the bye week. That was probably a mistake. I don't think he took it easy on them this week.

    I expect Rutgers to try and put a lot of pressure on Geno early. Depending on how he handles the pressure will determine how the game plays out.

    Again, I think if WVU protects the ball, we win by 2 TDs. If Geno gets in a rhythym it could be more. I dont think Rutgers has the offense to keep up.

    Mister Wiskers, take a deep breath and get it together, your insecurities are showing.

    Mister Whiskers said...

    Gregg:

    My insecurities? What gives with all the personal attacks around here??? I know you're upset about the epic smackdown you took last week, but don't take it out on me. By the way, the reports this morining are again suggesting the Mountainquitters are leaving us for the Big 12. Isn't that enough to keep you and the two-faced fans of WV happy? You still see the need to pile on those of us focused on finishing what we started here in the Big East?

    Mister Whiskers

    wvlawgeek said...

    Mr. Whiskers,

    There is a Gregg and a Greg on here. Greg is the one that posted the comment addressed to you. I just wanted to clear that up.

    As for the Eer Nation being turncoats, I ask you this, what would Cincinnati do if given the invite to a stable AQ conference?

    At this point the Big East is falling apart at the seems. I foresee both Louisville and WVU leaving prior to the Monday additions of new members. Truth be told I truly lament the end of WVU's leaving the greatest basketball conference ever assembled. But to be relevant in College football you have to have a seat at the BCS table. I fear that after the 2014/15 grace period for review the Big East loses its seat at that table. WVU shall do what is necessary to remain a part of the BCS picture. Frankly, your admittedly reasonable frustration at Cincinnati's plight in this circumstance should be directed at the causes of this problem. ESPN would be a great place to start, followed by Notre Dame, and to lessor degree the defectors of old to the ACC. Much as it pains me to admit sPitt and Cuse did what they thought was right for them. I guess what I am saying is that I would much rather continue in our relationship with your school but that measured against stability I have to fall on side of move to Big 12 if that in fact, is what happens.

    Da Geek

    Jeremy Cooper said...

    Here's my two cents on WVU and its relationship to its Big East erstwhile fellow travelers. I have no animosity toward the remaining Big East five. Frankly, I hope the Big East does, in fact, keep its AQ status without WVU. However, a recent ugly loss notwithstanding, West Virginia has been the lynch-pin in this league since 2005. Why is it that every time West Virginia loses (except to, say, LSU or Auburn), it's a "signature win" for the other team, and an embarrassment for WVU? The ESPN guys during the Cuse game couldn't shut up about how Marrone was getting a big win for his resume. There's no other team in the Big East for which that's true. No other team actually has internal or external expectations of being anything other than mediocre on a year-in year-out basis.

    I don't know how well West Virginia will or won't do in the Big 12, but lets face the facts. If Rutgers beats West Virginia, it will be one of the handful of biggest wins in that program's history. If West Virginia beats Rutgers, it's just another game.

    I, for one, am happy West Virginia is going to a league where the quality of the other teams is such that we'll ever get any credit from anyone whatsoever for winning a league game, and where we won't be a laughing-stock if we lose a couple of games.

    Mister Whiskers said...

    Screw you and your "high and mighty" blather. If the members of this league would've stuck together we could have made it work - in both sports. For a state so steeped in organized labor you guys sure don't put much value in solidarity. All talk, no action. That's what I've seen from West Va the last 3-4 years. If a ship truly is sinking the first thing to jump off are the rats, and the last to stay is the captain - busy in his efforts to do ANYTHING possible to keep it afloat. We entered this league in 2005 with an understanding that WVU was supposed to be that Captain, that flagship program that would lead us to great things and to stability. It's become painfully obvious that never was the case.
    Brian Kelly stepped in here and UC almost immediately stole your spot as the league's elite program. Now with Butch getting things rolling to put us on another run you respond by bailing out at the first oppotunity. Here's an idea: instead of bolting because you're now second fiddle in the Big East, why not fix your problems and try to get back in the hunt??? Ever think of that???

    I've never heard worse epitaphs hurled at a group of folks in my life than the choice words WVU fans threw at BC when they left the Big East. In the end you are EXACTLY like the people you slammed so hard. You've been exposed as a bunch of shallow, self-centered hillbillies with ZERO credibility. What makes you ANY different than them??? Nothing. WVU fans called BC scum for leaving - not to mention Syracuse & Pitt. Is the same not true of you??? The WVU brand was strong enough to help keep this thing going. You chose to give up instead. Quit whining about Notre Dame and look in the mirror! This whole turn of events has really made me question our choice as new AD. As a West Va guy, will he duck tail and run at the first sign of trouble too?

    Mister Whiskers

    Orangefan said...

    Jeremy Cooper:

    Get over yourself. You know how many victories West Virginia has this year against winning teams? Zero. Zip. Zilch. And here we are SEVEN GAMES INTO THE SEASON!!! By the way, last time I checked you also have ZERO wins the last few years over a certain ACC-bound program from NY. Stop living in the past!

    Orangefan

    wvlawgeek said...

    Mr. Whiskers,

    That is getting dangerously close to not being posted. If your next post is of similar ilk with regard to attacking folks on a personal level I simply won't post it. You are keeping this tone quite negative. With all the confidence you have in Butch being all he can be you should be in a better mood. I too hope your school gets to remain in the BCS discussion, but even if your future is in jeopardy your team controls its destiny this season. I think that that control ends sooner than later but we shall see. Of course you didn't answer my question regarding what Cincinnati would do with a Big 12 invite. I said earlier I thought Louisville would be coming too. It appears now that isn't the case. I am sorry for that.

    Da Geek

    Mister Whiskers said...
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    Mister Whiskers said...

    Dangerously close to not being posted???? Are you serious???? You've been tossing personal assaults around like cheap nickels and you threaten me because I call it like it is??? I've read about how hypocritical this blog can be but I just dismissed that stuff as the rants of a crossed reader. Is THIS what they were talking about?

    Get off the power trip and drop the petty threats. For crying out loud, this is a blog – not a kindergarten recess period. Are you a moderator, or a dictator? Let this exchange run its course or I say good riddance, pal. I have better things to do. Are you really THAT thin-skinned??? This is exactly the kind of over the top, narcissistic control efforts that kill any chance blogs like this have of stimulating truly interesting arguments. All I can say is WOW. Let me know either way cuz I don’t wanna waste my time if that’s what I’m dealing with here.

    Mister Whiskers

    Orangefan said...

    One more thing, Geek -

    You might want to straighten your friend "Greg" out on the facts behind my prediction and when it took place. He obviously noticed the three lengthy comments you left calling me a coward for making my comments and predictions AFTER the game, but apparently he missed the short retraction you made later when you realized I had in fact called my shot last summer - MONTHS BEFORE THE FACT. Sorry I didn't light myself on fire and streak through the streets screaming about it again the week of the game. I simply posted about it several months in advance and in doing so accurately pointed out the beatdown WVU would take in the Carrier Dome. I guess such subtlety doesn't garner much street cred in these parts.

    Orangefan

    wvlawgeek said...

    Mr. Whiskers,

    You can chose to participate or not but I don't have to tolerate the personal attacks. I deleted the double post. So don't even begin to complain about that. You don't seem to mind attacking others but can't take any criticism without lashing out at others. You are angry about Cincy that is understandable. Attack my ideas, attack the predictions, attack the content of the posts all you want. But if you continue to lash out with the hate for myself or the other posters expect to have your posts deleted or moderated. That is my prerogative. If you don't like it that is too bad. Tis the way that it is.

    I want this comment thread to continue and "run its course" but running its course isn't going to include the un-moderated personal attacks.

    Orangefan,

    You won. Congrats. I was wrong on my prediction. I do appreciate the fact that you are now at least following the rules. As for living in past, that is laughable today, as my team just got picked up by the Big 12 for the Big East dance. I am all about the future today.

    Da Geek

    wvlawgeek said...

    I meant to say to the BCS dance. Whoops.

    Anonymous said...

    Hey, Geek!

    I've been enjoying all the recent conversation and comments on your latest diary entry about WVU-Rutgers! Lots of compelling insights. I took particular interest in the remarks left by Papa John - especially THE FIRST LETTER in each sentence of his very neighborly post about the civility of blog comments:

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    You tried with your fanatical right-wing ways to keep me out of here, but I snuck in riding a Trojan Horse and torched your free-speech stifling a**!!!

    Congratulations, Geek.

    YOU'VE BEEN CREEPED!

    By the way, check out the new avatar photo on my Twitter account. You'll LOVE it!

    Da Creep

    P.S. = Zing!

    wvlawgeek said...

    Law Creep I must give you props for you back door entry. Clever stuff congrats. BTW what was the score of that Marshall game? Hmm.

    Da Geek

    Mister Whiskers said...

    Did YOU really just say this?

    "You don't seem to mind attacking others but can't take any criticism without lashing out at others."

    Here's a tip - check the mirror.

    Later, tyrant. Enjoy your posts from the 2 or 3 folks on here who agree with your every word. Seems to be the only thing you are interested in seeing posted.

    I'm out.

    Orangefan said...

    I don't understand why you spend so much time talking about personal attacks, when there is ample evidence that you engage in the very behavior you are denouncing. Let me see if I get this right, when someone nails a prediction on here and comes back to discuss it, they are called a coward. Yet, when someone points out the fact that WVU is bailing on a conference, after WVU supporters tore apart those that left before them, those comments are deemed to be a personal attack. I have not read any names thrown around here other than me being called a coward, yet everyone else that doesn't drink the WVU kool aid is admonished for personal attacks. This makes no sense. What you are doing is applying your own subjective standard for what is and is not a personal attack. It so happens that your prism is viewed through glasses that give all your buddies free reign to say whatever they want, but everyone else is strictly monitored and if you don't like what they have to say, you call it a personal attack. I like to engage in free discussions, but this blog is like trying to call the Rush Limbaugh show as a progressive. Us on the left do not have to put up with the Rush Limbaughs of the world and others like yourself who walk in his footsteps. Free debate does not have the shackles you place upon speech on this blog. You are kidding yourself if you really think this encourages debate.

    Orangefan

    Rick Pitino said...

    I was told about this blog, but until you see it, words do not do it justice. I cannot beleive that a WVU supporter has any nerve at all to talk about principles at this point. Your team is turning its back on the Big East. My guess is that your program just shrivels up and dies like BC. We will get some better schools and just move on. You act like you are Alabama. Newsflash, you aren't. Outside WV, no one cares about WVU. Sadly, you see yourself as better than the Big East, yet you have no BCS games to show for your efforts in the last three years. What does that say? Perhaps, you should have been booted to the curb and sent to Conf. USA. We will be fine without your kind. Basketball will be better when we add real teams instead of WVU.

    Rick Pitino

    Greg said...

    I can understand Cinci and Rutgers fans frustration. Haven't heard anything from USF....on or off the field. Someone put an APB out for USF, I'm pretty sure they've been abducted.

    I think UConn will end up in the ACC. It would be a good fit.

    Truth be told, most WVU fans would prefer to stay in the Big East with some of the former schools, but that didn't happen.

    I applaud AD Luck for making the change to secure our future in an AQ conference.

    Louisville despite McConnell's best efforts should take Rick Patino's advice and focus on basketball. The real Rick Pitino.

    Geek, I always get a kick out of them calling you "right wing". That's just downright funny.

    Jeremy Cooper said...

    Orangefan, I think Geek wrote a post a few days ago apologizing to you for castigating you and recognizing that you did in fact make an accurate prediction. And there's no doubt about it, your team whooped WVU last week, and now own a winning streak over us and very possibly have the Schwartzwalder Trophy on long-term loan. So Kudos to you guys, no hard feelings. Maybe you will win the Big East this year, maybe not, we'll see.

    Mr Whiskers... it's fine to complain about WVU fans ripping BC for leaving the Big East, and to complain about our hypocrisy. But then to also rip us and call us names sort of takes away your moral high ground, doesn't it? You're right- Cincy has two BCS appearances since WVU's last one. But you guys didn't represent so well in those games, did you?

    Anyway, howl and moan if you want to. WVU fans were pissed when Syracuse and Pitt left this year, but we also all knew that there's no real way to blame them for leaving a dysfunctional organization like this, and that we would drop the big east for basically any suitor in no time flat. You want to tell me with a straight face that Cincy wouldn't do the same thing?

    Orangefan said...

    Those on the right want to kill free speech. If you dont' agree with them, they don't let your voice be heard. They come up with reasons not to allow free speech, all the while exercising their first amendment rights to the fullest. Try to shut the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity up, good luck. Yet, you try to debate with them, they cut you off, call you a liberal, and don't let your voice be heard.

    Now tell me Greg, how are things different around here? If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, its a duck.

    Orangefan

    Greg said...

    Damn Liberal.

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