Thursday, August 25, 2011

YouTube Time: The Greatest Pass Ever

This was easily the greatest play I ever saw in Mountaineer Field. It was also the loudest I ever heard that stadium. Simply remembered as the "Greatest Passing Play in the History of Life Itself." Rasheed Marshall goes deep to Travis Garvin for 93 yards against Virginia Tech.

The Mountaineers stumbled out of the gate in 2003, but after nearly beating Miami in the Orange Bowl, WVU was poised to turn things around. They certainly did with a proper-pounding of Virginia Tech, who was number three at the time.

Early in the third quarter, the Mountineers essentially locked it down when Marshall found a streaking Garvin wide open. Marshall put it right on Garvin's hands, and everything else was cream cheese. The Hokies did have nine guys in the box...the gamble didn't exactly pay off.

WVU went on to lose the Gator Bowl that year. Marshall would graduate in 2005 and played some Arena ball, and Garvin robbed a Foodland.

Deep Thoughts, WVU Style

Jabarie Hinds is heading to Morgantown after being cleared by the NCAA. The freshman point guard was highly recruited out of New York and will add not only depth at the position, but some significant minutes. He could push Truck to the 2-guard spot, and end up starting for this Mountaineer team. This may be a young team, but should be Huggy's first true athletic squad. Look for some running and gunning in the Colesium this season.

Should we be concerned with Dana Holgorsen's comments regarding Geno Smith? He has been very reserved to say anything positive about the kid, and continues to press that the job isn't safe. I'm probably overreacting. It's a new system, and every single player is under a serious microscope. I guess we should wait until the Marshall game to get a true idea of how Holgs feels about Smith. Let's be honest, it's been a longtime since we had a football coach who went the "tough love" route. Maybe Holgs and Huggins are long lost brothers.

Best of luck to both the Men's and Women's soccer teams in 2011. Each team heads into the season ranked in their respective Top-25s. And, each have top class coaches. There are many things I miss about living in Morgantown, especially Friday nights at the Dick cheering on our great soccer programs. Kick some ass, Guys!

We send out our very best to Pat Summitt, who revealed this week that she is facing a serious battle with Early Onset Dementia at the age of 59. Nobody has done more to build their respected sport over the last 30 than she has. Without Summit, nobody cares about the Women's game...and it sure as hell wouldn't be on ESPN. I have always said that she could have coached on the men's side and had the same success. Summitt will continue to coach, which means her tremendous footprint will continue to grow. I hope Dementia is ready for a serious ass-whooping.