- Aug 31, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver K.J. Myers (19) celebrates a WVU touchdown against the William
On August 31, the Mountaineers set off against William and Mary. The stadium (regardless of what the announcers said) seemed only half full. The ‘Eers took the lead and, as they say, the crowd went wild. A huge question was also answered by Coach Dana Holgorsen when Paul Millard took the field at the quarterback position. He surpassed all expectations even though the game was closer than WVU fans would like to admit. While happy with the win, the close score could mean that WVU might have a long season ahead of them. After all, everyone places the West Virginia Mountaineers at the bottom of the list at the end of the season and let’s face it, this was William and Mary. It wasn’t as challenging as other Big 12 opponents like Texas and Oklahoma. Last year after the win over the Texas Longhorns, WVUs season went straight downhill. Some chalked it up to luck. Others said it was the minds of the players being over confident by taking down a major opponent in Texas. Whatever it was, it wasn’t good.
I have high hopes for this years team with Millard at QB and Charles Sims handling the ball. It’ll be pretty interesting to see how they face off against the top teams in the Big 12. The good news for Mountaineer fans is that this is a baby team. A new team. This is a team that can and will learn from mistakes and experience and in the next season or two can be expected to be back at the top once again, if not sooner. I have faith in the team and Holgorsen. While this years team isn’t as flashy and extravagant as the team of last year that fans have become used to, this is a purposeful team. This is a team that thinks and analyzes their moves and keeps their opponents moving with a quick pace and an even quicker huddle. This is a team that can win.