Originally Posted by WVRed
If WVU sucks, then everybody in the Big East outside of Pitt sucks worse.
Are there problems? Yes. But Bill Stewart cannot control how well everybody in the Big East is doing as well. The Big East in football is equivalent to the SEC in basketball. The worst major conference in one sport and completely dominant in the other.
If I were a WVU fan, I would be hoping the entire conference improves. Whoever wins out of that conference this season whether it be WVU or Pitt is likely looking to get demolished in a BCS bowl game, regardless of the other conference.
I disagree with that on two counts.
A) The SEC is not really that dominant this year in football. I would definitely classify this as a 'down year' for the SEC in terms of national power. Still probably the #1 conference, but not by a whole lot.
B) SEC basketball is on the rise. Georgia, Florida, Mississippi State, UT, and UK are all looking very strong. I think our league will be the overall strongest it has been in some time.