somehow we're only 124th
To the surprise of absolutely no one outside of Morgantown it's looking more and more like the Uncle Opie experiment is failing badly which could lead to Casteel becoming available at the end of the season. Does RichRod go get him? He allegedly turned it down the DC initially because he didn't want to uproot his family plus he had a job but if Stewart gets smoked as expected that will probably not be the case anymore. And it would surprise me at least to see West Virginia stay inside the Rodriguez family tree and promote Casteel despite their defense being ranked 7th in the nation going into last night's game. I'm not a Gerg hater by any means (the man doesn't exactly have the 86 Bears personnel to work with) but if Casteel became available at the end of the season I think Rich would try and get him.
What do you guys think?
He never blitzes/puts any pressure on the QB...yet...someone is always open!? That's not a talent issue - especially against EMU/Indiana - it's a scheme issue.
His schemes didn't work at Syracuse, and they don't appear to be working here. This isn't the NFL. Look for RichRod to go after his old DC if WVU's staff gets canned this year.
First time, long time. Can I get a double, please.
[Edited because I wrote an essay last go-around, this time going for something that's slightly less mind-numbing... hopefully this doesn't result in a double post, sorry if it does]
I think the hiring of Robinson is fine, I trust Rodriguez – maybe not a glamorous DC pick, but he has great experience and I think he'll get the job done. But I am more worried about his moving on too soon and continuing our instability at the DC position.
Of course, how long he sticks around is dependent on maaaaaany variables, not least of which is the team's success, so I realize speculating is pretty pointless and only time will tell... and yet it's June and I'm dying for football here, so indulge me: what are your thoughts on how long he'll stick around, given a) where he is in his career, b) his past career moves, and c) how well you think he fits in here with Rodriguez and the team? Think he's still interested in going back to a head coaching jig in the near future, or coaching at the pro level, or do you think he'll stick with being a DC at the college ranks for awhile?
And if the lack of stability worries me, does anyone have any insight as to whether this significantly affects recruits? Or is it pretty much a non-issue given that position coaches play a big role in recruits' decision to come to a school, and that there is frequent turnover at the coordinator position at many schools?
Hey Knowledge - When is Rex Ryan coming over?
Rex Ryan's season just ended, when does RR call and when will this crazy soap opera be over?
How's my topic title? Enough info.
KNOWLEDGE? Where are ya pal?
See the fourth paragraph: "With the team's new defensive coordinator likely using a three-man front, the Wolverines need some help in the back half of the defense, particularly the secondary." Rittenberg is predicting the scheme before we name the DC.