Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|6 years 46 weeks ago||Boren may have been the||
Boren may have been the biggest loss of the bunch, just because of how thin things are along the OL. The same could be said at QB, but Mallet isn't a very good fit for this offense. I wouldn't be surprised to see both Mallet and McGuffie have big careers elsewhere, though.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||More than anything else my||
More than anything else my point is that RR didn't appear to be a genius until he had superior talent (particularly in the backfield) to everyone on his schedule for a 3 year span outside of maybe Louisville (Brohm) and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Perhaps I should've directed my comments at those that suggested he beat teams with equal talent when he was in the Big East.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Throw out his first season||
Throw out his first season then. He was good for 8.3 wins a year, 0 conference championships and 0 bowl wins before Pat White.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Not to totally take credit||
Not to totally take credit away from the strength staff as they were certainly a big part of WVU's success, but Rodriguez can't really take much credit for developing Slaton. The guy was awesome as a true freshman. He scored 6 or 7 TDs in his second start. I can give credit to the coaching staff for finding him and bringing him in, but this was certainly more a case of a recruit being overlooked than a big time Barwis-ing.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Pat White||
Rodriguez was barely over .500 at WVU before Pat White and Steve Slaton came along. Including: home losses to Temple and CUSA era Cincinnati, 3 blowout bowl losses, 0-3 against Miami, and 1-4 against Maryland. It wasn't until he had the two best players on the field every week that he had much success.
So hopefully Forcier or Beaver are as good as Pat White.