Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen on the sidelines during the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

How Rough Will Things Get For The West Virginia Mountaineers?

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I hate to state the obvious, but things are looking quite rough in Morgantown right now.

The Mountaineers are coming off one of their worst performances in over a decade, as they were demolished by the Maryland Terrapins 37-0. Turnovers, poor quarterback play, and lack of any defensive power were a recipe for disaster in College Park, Maryland. Fans all over the state of West Virginia seem to be losing faith in Head Coach Dana Holgerson, Offensive Coordinator Shannon Dawson, and even Defensive Coordinator Keith Patterson, who’s proud defense was embarrassed on Saturday. This coming Saturday, WVU has what is being called a much greater task at hand than the Terrapins were. The #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys roll into Morgantown at noon on Saturday, with their high powered offense led by quarterback J.W. Walsh.

The Mountaineer’s schedule doesn’t get any easier from there, with dates with the high-flying Baylor Bears and Texas Tech Red Raiders after that. These facts bring up the sad question, “How likely is it that the Mountaineers will end with a losing record, their first since 2001?”

And, “Do you, as the fans, believe that either Dana Holgerson, Shannon Dawson, or Keith Patterson should be fired?”

Let us know what you think in the comments!



Tags: Big 12 Dana Holgorsen West Virginia Mountaineers WVU Football

  • eerfan4life

    Absolutely not!! True fans know this is a rebuilding year and it takes a lot to replace what we lost last year. As far as our defense goes I for one think they are the huge plus this year. 28 points last weekend were not the defenses fault I blame them on poor special teams play, interceptions, and fumbles that gave Maryland really short field to work with. The offensive line performed very poorly which in turn made the entire offense look bad. But on a bright note the defense is playing great this year and if we can get something going on offense next year we could be a really stout team.

  • Roberto

    I really hope that our coaches wake up about how crappy our offense is. I mean, we have an NFL caliber offensive tackle in Quinton Spain, and we STILL can’t get anything going on the offense. If there needs to be staff changes, it needs to be on the offense.

  • Yonatan Maisel

    I expect many, many more games this season with Dana on the sidelines looking like a deer caught in headlights. I expect the team to “implode” and finish 4-7 or worse. As for a rebuilding year, Coach Dana was supposed to have the drawing power for recruiting – filling in holes to mitigate the effects of full-blown rebuilding. FRUSTRATION!