Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deep Thoughts, WVU Style

I wonder if Dana Holgorsen just watches last year's tape and laughs at how anemic the offense was. Hell, he even took a few swipes at the scheme in his weekly press conference (start at the 9:30 mark). He has good reason to. How bad was the Mountaineer offense? Well, lets just say Jeff Mullen made Steve Addiazo look like a fantastic play-caller. Holgorsen must look back, and take away nothing. Talk about having no legit game tape to work with.

Would joing the Big 12 help WVU keep Holgorsen? It would seem to be his true comfort zone. He has coached at Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. Holgy also spent time at Houston, which is in the Big 12 region. I imagine Holgorsen would be much more likely to stay if the Mountaineers future opponents are Texas and Oklahoma, not Air Force and UCF. Texas and Oklahoma are also fertile recruiting grounds...grounds that Holgy knows very well. Of course, this all means nothing if WVU gets into the SEC, which would trump all.

The defense seems to be poised to kick some serious ass in the Big East. The line continues to bring more pressure. The linebacking unit is getting deeper. And the secondary is gaining in confidence. Plus, the highest ranked offense left is South Florida, a team that hasn't scored over 17 points since Sept 24th. Look for Jeff Casteel to fire up the aggression as WVU looks to build on the last few performances.

Is it possible that Stedman Bailey is still underrated? The kid has 634 receiving yards, which includes four straight 100+ yard games. He also leads the team with five touchdowns. Bailey also bested some of the best cornerbacks when he went off against LSU. So while we constantly talk about Tavon Austin (with good reason) Stedman Bailey just continues to truck on through the season.

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