Originally Posted by will5979
Well 3 major things happened that changed the atmosphere...
3. Coach Good Golly Gee Barney Fiffe Stewart wants us to clean up our image and be respectable "lads." Granted that is great for the real world but at Mountaineer Field I'm one of those fans that takes great pride in being an sob to the opposing team (especially a rival)! It adds to the luster and lore of Mountaineer Field being a hostile environment where people hate coming to, except WVU fans of course!
This is my main contention with WVU fans. Don't get me wrong I have met some good knowledgable fans while living in Parkersburg, and even on this board. The older fans get it, but the younger fans, especially the current students have made WVU what it is. I think the Rich Rodriguez era has given WVU fans a general sense of cockiness when the closest they have ever came to a NCAA title game was sniffed out the last week of the season by Pitt.
My girlfriends sister currently attends WVU. I went over for dinner one night and her dad brought up how WVU was rated having the rudest fans in the Big East. Her response was "At least we are number one at something!".
The Coliseum and Milan Puskar can both be intimidating venues to play without acting like a drunken redneck. Places like Ohio and Michigan Stadiums, Rupp Arena, and Cameron Indoor are intimidating places to play without the fans acting the way they do in Morgantown.