Could have sworn this was called the 2011 WVU Football Thread
Didn't get to watch the game live, but caught the replay. It went pretty much exactly like I expected it. O-line (and the WR blocking) has to be a huge concern at this point. If we can't run the ball on Marshall, we sure as heck aren't going to run it on LSU.
I thought the passing game was not very sharp. Geno made some nice scrambling plays on 3rd down, but against a team with a better pass rush, it's not going to be that easy for him to get away.
I'll repeat that Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin are going to have huge years. Tavon was a bit off on offense, but it's easy to see that he is going to be a focal point in the offense. I'd love to see more plays with him lined up in the backfield.
Defense is still a bit hard to judge after one game, and remains one of my bigger concerns for the year. I have to confess that I've never even heard of some of these defensive players before.
Despite it being not the most impressive offensive display, my man crush on Holgorsen has increased. For years I have screamed that the WVU offense lacks purpose
. No one ever seemed confident in the play call, their assignments. Always seemed like the whole offense was back on its heels and reactionary vs. being the aggresor. I saw plenty of assertiveness with the skill players, and with Geno as well. I'm ecstatic for the potential of this offense.
I love Holgorsen's demeanor on the sideline as well. May sound like a silly thing to say, but it was painful to look at Bill Stewart walk the sidelines and seriously wonder if he had any idea what he was doing. Dana is confident, and actually looks like a coach. Not really sure what I'm exactly trying to say, just that I'm so relieved to have him as a head coach.
Bring on Norfolk State!!!!!!!