"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I wonder if that is what Stewart wanted all along. At any rate, I can't imagine him getting another job anytime soon. Who would want to hire someone that might try to cost him his job by "leaking" unflattering information to the media?
It came to that, did it? I was certain Holgorsen was on his way out.
but i guess WVU would rather have him than have a guy who tries to get someone else fired.
i was under the impression all along that stewart was the one who was gonna pay for this. dana is their new golden boy, so unless all the stories (the recent real one about getting kicked out of a casino excepted, obviously) were actually true, he was safe.
Well, he had a pretty good run as interim coach!!
or gets caught drinking again, bet the RichRod chants will be heard from the WVU fans and the media across the county.
but i didnt want to get negged bombed. i think he could go back in 2012 if Dana fails and he could be there for a long time
With half his staff at Pitt, the hated rival. Oh the couches would burn in WVU.
Casteel to Pitt...no way he stays with Holgorsen being promoted.
is a dumb idea.....8 derps out of 10
Even dumber (a full 10 derps out of ten) when the current coach has no say in the selection/timeline. Has the coach-in-waiting thing went smoothly ANYWHERE other then Purdue?
Actually, that would be one of my prime examples of it not going smoothly. Bowden hated Fisher and fought tooth and nail to get another year. It split the fanbase down the middle.
That seems to be working out quite well. Also, wouldn't you say things are going pretty well at Wiscy?
...........when the replaced coach will still be the boss and move to the AD office.
Can't compare Wisky to FSU or anywhere else. Closest would be Bo to Mo.
oregon had a lot of rumors about bellotti being forced out. notice he retired from the AD post only one year (i think) in.
and wisco never named bielema a coach-in-waiting. alvarez retired to the AD spot and then selected bielema to replace him.
Everyone knew Bielema was brought in to succeed Alvarez but they were smart in not announcing it as a formal arrangement. Bielema was a talented defensive coordinator in his own right. The idea was to let him run the defense while he learned how to run the program under Alvarez, all while Alvarez could train him and assess whether he was the right guy.
It worked out well overall but the process was not without its snags. There was a lot of resentment among older assistants who spent considerable time working under Alvarez, especially when Bielema indicated he would take a look at the staff from scratch rather than automatically retain Alvarez's people or elevate them to the coordinator positions. This led to some shakiness in 2008, but Bielema has gotten things together since then and maintained a good staff/program identity.
Bowden got forced out before he wanted. He just had more class than the Stewart family.
This all depends on whether they're telling the truth or not. If so, who's the one with no class in this situation?
I would fully expect Carr/ RR/ Hoke to bring to light things that might severely harm the University in whatever way they could.
That said, I hope this drags out for the next six months. Que the non-OSU popcorn.
The only positive example I can think of is Bielema for Alvarez at Wisconsin.
Have they ever conducted themselves in a way that we expected?
should be looking for the next dumpster fire job!!!!!!!. Do they even have car dealerships in WV?
Bring back RR!!!
No. No. I mean for WVU, not for us.
Not when WV after RR has reverted to their previous levels of Big East suck.
Pitt and WVU seem on kind of parallel tracks right now, which seems unusual to me. Stewart did enough to compete every few years with inferior talent, which is unacceptable in Morgantown (RR was king at that); he's a goner. The Stache did the same, but underachieved with more talent.
In my mind at least, the BE has been two premier programs (in that not a lot of people would talk the same way with either making the BCS every year) and a premier level coach in Kelly. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next year, with Wannstedt and Stewart gone, Kelly's Cincinnati in ruins, and with the added element of Magee & Co wearing Old Gold.
Probably a 5-school pile-up at the top of the conference standings.
You mean like in 2010? Wannstedt and Stewart both got canned after BE co-Championships.
I'm hoping this new controversy puts WVU somewhere in the 4-8 range with a loss to Marshall and without a clear coach for 2012. Not to mention a huge season for Pitt with Graham taking big yards against soft defenses.
Go Bulls! Had to do that for the alma mater.
Hail to Pitt, since we're going all out.
Are those supposed to be maize and navy or old gold and navy?
(They kind of look like colors worn in the Backyard Brawl last year and if so...FU Nike and a FU BD!!!)
I thought it was a blue bodysuit with a maize visor, but I guess my conceptualization of "maize" differs from yours. But yeah, I've been cooking up a serious FU casserole with all the smack talk I've been laying down lately. Stupid scandal bringing out my inner snark(TM).
I see it, except for the legs. Serious purple going on there, just like Pitt's "throwbcks" from last November.
No worries though, all good.
Let's go Orange!
Shitt on Pitt.
And how does South Florida Community College have a football team?
Stewart: Gee golly wiz, boys, it's been swell teaching you! Feel free to come over for some apple pie on Sunday.
Holgorosononsen: WASSUP BRAH! LET'S DRINK AND SMASH THESE CHICKS ON THE REG, TEAM. PLAY FAST, LIVE FASTER. WHERE MY MAN DEVINE AT - oh, he graduated?
We know of our immediate impact, but throw OSU (and Arkansas) into the mix, and it gets even more interesting. And I had forgotten that Missouri got bombed the same day.
they buy out stuart and elevate holgorsen only to have that crazy drunk do something really dumb in the next 12 months and he's fired too. take it to the bank. how does WVU not see this coming???
Making Ohio State look like a swiss watch...