Sunday, November 05, 2006

We Came This Close!

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.

2 comments:

punk said...

THEY'VE GOT MY NUMBER THEY'VE GOT ME ALRIGHT
THEY KNOW MY NUMBER THEY'VE GOT ME ALRIGHT
THINK ABOUT IT A WHILE
THE END AIN'T THAT BAD
TAKE OUT THE TRASH WITH ONE HAND
IT FALLS APART LIKE A BAND
JUST HOLD ON TO IT TIGHT

THIS IS A CALL IT AINT MINE NOT AT ALL
AND THE WORLD CAN SIT TIGHT AND ALRIGHT
TAKING YOUR TIME AND GET RIGHT BACK ON LINE
IT DEPENDS IT DEPENDS AND IT COMES BACK AGAIN

YES THINGS THAT EVERYBODY WOULD SAY
BELIEVING IS HARD
BELIEVING IS ART
THINGS EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW
THE END WILL COME SLOW
AND LOVE BREAKS YOUR HEART

--hey rad, been lovin your spoon lyrics, and hatin' these games- at least you're not a steelers fan too, like me.

Johnny said...

Thanks Punk, and nice lyrics yourself. Today started out great! I sang the San Diego Super Charger song to one of the people in my office that likes the Browns. She knows the song well, as I have emailed it to her on several occasions.