The end of the 2010 regular season is about to come to a close for the West Virginia Mountaineers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) but not without plenty of drama. Riding on what would seem like a meaningless game against Rutgers (4-7, 1-5 Big East) is the 2010 Big East Championship and a BCS birth (more than likely the Fiesta Bowl). That said, everyone in the state of West Virginia are hoping for two things to happen this weekend; a WVU win and a Connecticut loss.
Based off of what I’ve seen, WVU should not have a hard time beating Rutgers this Saturday. But, then again, we are talking about the Mountaineers who have not been the most consistent bunch of ball players in the world. As for the Connecticut loss, that may just happen because USF is a scrappy little team. Also, what better does USF have to do than play spoiler of Connecticut’s “Cinderella Season”? The answer to the aforementioned question is of course nothing, not ta, zilch, etc..
One final thought, tied into this game is also the WVU coaching future of Mr. Bill Stewart. While it may look like I’m drumming up controversy, I’m really not. You wouldn’t believe how many “fire Stewart” comments you read in the paper even after a win. Not only that, people have been saying that WVU athletic director, Oliver Luck, wants to take the program to the top 10 level. Sorry, but you can’t reach that top 10 level with 8 or 9 wins a season. Theory is that after this season, Luck lets Stewart go, brings in a guy who’s a proven winner or has a big name, and begins the process of moving WVU football into the top 10. Once again the outcome of this week’s game may determine the outcome of WVU’s current coach.
About the Author
Written by Jason Lee
Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, I've been a sports fan probably since I was about 9 years old! A 2002 graduate of Mount Union College (Alliance, OH), I've had the opportunity to cover some great high school football on the radio in both Ohio (working with WHBC in Canton) and in West Virginia (I currently work with Bristol Broadcasting in Charleston). I also keep an on-line journal/blogs on my own website.