MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson discusses staff changes and the plan for repairing West Virginia’s defense.

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  • Chris

    I bet that were going to be better than most think.

  • hailey

    Jim said:

    I feel like most of these half witted boo birds never even went to WVU. No one should be able to talk about WVU sports unless they have a degree from the school. This would greatly decrease the abundance of moron posters.

    Jim you are out of your mind, based on your half baked logic since I did not every play for the Steelers then I can not be a fan, wow I love the elitist attitute. I did go to WVU but I welcome all West Viriginians opinion both good and bad, trolls are onething , but not evey comment can be positive when the product at times last year was embarassing.

  • derek

    Lets give him a chance we have done better as far as recruiting.

  • Big Dog

    Big Dog says Big Tom is right on.. dont drink the kool-aid and make the coaches such as deforest ante up and give some of that money back,,, he's aloser Big Dog says

  • big tom

    BIg Tom says deforest is making way too much money to just look after special teams. Seeing how hi flunked out of his other position, how can he be an associate HC..
    somet\hing terrribly wrong with this picture> Luck will make changes and Luck will win, but more heads need to roll. I am behind him 100% , but not so sure about holgs, but i am willing to give him another year maybe two . Big TOm

  • Mgt ED

    Let's b real ppl. Offensively last year we were average in the league and defensively near the bottom. This year w/ a large infussion of youth on O and virtually the same personnel on D if we have one more victory than last year its a great success. I think the obvious concern for this team is effort and heart. Last year's team had numerous moments when they gave up and that's COACHING. This year is a referendum on H!

  • Matt

    Money doesn't entitle you to display your opinion bud. I'm as diehard as anyone on this board but don't expect WVU to care if your happy or not. Our Mountaineers will have a fight this year but our coaches will pull us through. Mountaineers do best when fighting back.

    • Money

      Oh... well if thats the case then NO ONE should display an opinion. That means no more news papers or metronews stories. You are out of your mind if you think money doesn't give you a say. Ask Milan Puskar and the powerful members of the 1100 Club if enough money lends you the ear of coaches...

      • Lewis

        Only the college educated should state an opinion your missing the point bro.

  • Notagrad

    Jim... so why dont we go ahead and exclude all non-graduates and the money they use for games and support and see how that helps? Since a great deal of grads move out of state or are from PA, OH, and NJ you need the non-grad folks support. In my opinion, if you pay WV State taxes which support all WV institutions you can boo, cheer, or support any of the teams you want....speaking of moron posts that was a pretty moron post that you did.

    • Lewis

      It is simple if your not a college graduate cheer for Marshall. Or stop crying about nonsense or things you know nothing about. Bro

  • Pghmountaineer

    If we can't improve on last year' defense we are in deep trouble. I mean man, It can't be worse. I think the opposing teams punted a total of about 10 times all year. We couldn't stop Morgantown high school had we played them last year.
    Lets hope things will improve. No way can we score 50 to 60 points a game this year with a new quarterback.

  • Jim

    I feel like most of these half witted boo birds never even went to WVU. No one should be able to talk about WVU sports unless they have a degree from the school. This would greatly decrease the abundance of moron posters.

    • Daniel

      I disagree with this. This is the best the state of WV has to offer, so it affects every West Virginian that buys shirts, attends games and pays their fair share of taxes! Every one is entitled to their opinion (good or bad). Unfortunately, the state has been wronged so many times by so many looking out for their own interests (politicians)! This is their outlet and their passion. However, if you are a true Mountaineer fan, you would be looking for positives, not negatives! I am a graduate and love them dearly! LET'S GOOOO......MOUNTAINEERS!!!

    • Lewis

      Jim must be an educated man, his statement is right on. Most of the people that talk "trash" have no ties to the school other than their trailer in Monongalia county. Learn your role and shut your hole.

    • brian

      Jim- what a stupid statement to make. If you want to factor out the non-alums from attendance at the games, purchase of WVU merchandise, radio and tv audiences- as well as this forum,then Mountaineer Field would require seating for 20,000 at best.

      • Lewis

        Brian your comment stinks and you obviously have a peanut for a brain. Bro

    • big tom

      like you

    • Chip in CLE

      I ain't no boo bird and did not graduate from WV. How about we just stop responding to the ignorant posters who will never get on board with the new regime. Can't wait to see this year unfold - big challenge but I think we'll surprise some folks.

      • Lewis

        Proper grammar would go a long way bud. Bro

    • Wemakerain

      How right you are sir

    • JRB

      I am in total agreement with Jim

  • big tom

    why do we still have deforest on the payroll?
    i know he makes tons of money, but can't we get out of it.. surely luck gave him notice to start looking for another job>

    • shawn

      He's in the role where he thrives. Get off his back and let him coach. Who cares what he gets paid? I know I could care less.

      • rattle snake

        thrives>>>>> do you have any idea what you're talking about,,, Ostates special teams were terrible,,, you r one lost cookie.

      • big tom

        yea but you're not a tax payer of wv... and you don't donate a penny to the athletic fund at wvu. so shut shawn, just keep drinking the kool-aid and accept less than mediocrity,,, not me , Big Tom says he wants more out of our coach , we want wins for wvu football,,, deforest hasn't a clue. Big Tom

      • jethro

        must be a obama fan, always envious of people making more money than them

  • shawn

    Not one snap and the fair weather boo birds come out after a 3 minute interview. Classy!

  • Greg

    Like David Lettreman says, I wouldn't give this guys problems to a monkey on a rock!

  • John weaver

    Here is the strange thing, with no established leaders at receiver and quarterback and three linemen needing to be replaced, doesn't the defense have to carry this team?