Not too winning, but, well, we tested the line out with the Teddy Bear to make sure it could hold some weight. After watching some games this weekend, we came to the conclusion that it really isn't that bad. Most of the polls that count have us only dropping to #10, which is manageable, if WV hopes to get back to a BCS bowl. Winning out the rest of our games, and a couple losses by the teams above us should help that along.
Highlight of the weekend would have to be Ohio State squeaking out a win against the always tough Illini. Nothing says "we're number one" like barely winning against a team that is 2-8, and lost to Ohio earlier in the year.
Close second was the coaching genius of Lloyd Carr substituting before the game was in hand, and Michigan having to hold off pesky Ball St. (3-7).
Lastly, Tennessee forces 4 turnovers on LSU, most of which occurred after the Tennessee went up 17-7 in the third quarter, and still managed to lose.
As for West Virginia, 1) We need to talk to Lester Hays about his inventory of Stick-um. Nothing wrong with the offense that that wouldn't cure. 2) As for the defense, call me Nostradamus. Everyone is going to look to pass the ball on us. Even teams that can't pass the ball. We either need to get better coverage, or find a way to get to the quarterback more often. It's time to start talking about switching to a different defense.
And no, we can't have the '85 Bear defense. But, the 3-3-5 is just not working against the better teams that we play. We've done surprisingly well against the run with that defense, but just awful against the pass. I'm not just talking about this year. When we had experience in the secondary last year, both Louisville and Georgia passed at will on us. I'm not going to turn this into a crusade, because I wasn't really complaining about it before the Louisville game. It's just my two cents.