After saying such encouraging things as "It's a terrible situation that we're trying to work out. We're looking at junior colleges, prep schools, wherever we can think of.'' regarding the current Quarterback situation, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen seemed to be just jokingly pessimistic when he said "Maybe we can put an ad in the paper or you guys can say we want a quarterback that wants to play and throw the ball to show up and come see me, and if it works out we'll put you out there."
Turns out he was being serious:
From: [email protected]
The West Virginia University football program will host a workout for students interested in joining the Mountaineer football team as a walk-on. The workout will be held on August 22, 2011 at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Registration will take place from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the workout will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Participants must be a full-time student of West Virginia University and present the following documentation on August 22:
While Michigan has held open walk-on efforts in the past, they were never aimed to specifically expand a position of need. At worst they were held to find out if a more viable kicking candidate existed, not a skill position like what West Virginia is experiencing currently. What's more, a mass email was never sent to the entire student body.
I still can't decide if WVU is better or worse off than UM after RR left (no coaching change politics intended or desired).