So much of what has gone on around West Virginia’s football program lately has not been about the team. It’s been about a devastating loss to Pitt and the consequences, the coaching change and a coaching search, the impact on recruiting and the preparation for the bowl game and, of course, this recent lawsuit.
The arrival here for the Fiesta Bowl seemed to turn the page on all of that and begin a new chapter, one about just football. Talk about the team, the players, the coaches, the game, the opponent, hell, even the weather.
It was refreshing, theÂ MountaineersÂ admitted, to talk about things that mattered, things they could control. Suddenly, you couldn’t help but notice this team is very ready fto play Oklahoma and not at all preoccupied with the past.
But what if WVU named a coach today. Or tomorrow. Or any time before Jan. 2 and the game for which the team has worked so hard to ready itself?