MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In their weekly installment of “The Takeaway,” Allan Taylor and Justin Hoff—two guys who witnessed a street fight in Baltimore last Friday (started by, of all things, a thrown Slurpee) but saw not nearly enough fight from the Mountaineers on Saturday—break down the Maryland film, chat about WVU’s inept offensive production, and discuss this weekend’s Oklahoma State game.

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  • Janem

    A team is strong as the weakest link...

    • tw eagle

      and a Ford in a child's dress is definitely the Mountaineers weakest link ... let's hope Holgerson's changes this week include the hall of fame QB taking three knees and then a punt ... this will eliminate the TO's that, in the case of Maryland, gave them 21 points

    • SamWV304

      Weakest link?..yep..think about it. last year the D,this year so far? yep special teams. Now who was the coach for those?.. Defoe ...right... allegations arisen since..he's got to go..Wv.. nobody else IMO.

  • pghmountaineer

    I've said this before and I'll say it again. These coaches are paid ungodly amounts of money to put a product on the field. I believe that nobody here thought WVU had a chance to win the Conference this year. That being said I do believe that we should expect a team on the field that looks like it belongs there and coaches on the sideline that appear to know what they are doing. I don't think our talent is that bad. I do think the coaches don't really have a clue on what to do next. That said, if we performed in our jobs like the coaches have performed so far this year our jobs would be in jeaporady. That doesn't appear to be the case here. I will give the defense credit, it looks like we've improved from last year.

  • Big Larry

    3 FAMOUS WORDS OF HUGGINS & HOLGORSEN:

    "I'll Fix It"

    Oh... one more thing:

    When you are watching Saturday's game against Oklahoma State just remember...

    It's OK to cry in front of your children...

  • Maxxajay

    Looks like a lot of negative things happened over the weekend looks like the coaches didn't even know some of it... Thank you Allan. Good report

  • janem

    Just hope we look and play , like WVU can

    • Maxxajay

      I Learned a long time ago you do not punish kids when they are doing their best to do good... Talking negative I don't think that's the answer but it seems like it is from a lot of fair weather fans on here ... Remember how happy you were when Oliver luck came on as AD when Oliver luck Saw the sinking ship of the Big East when Oliver luck got WVU in the big 12... Now you want his head ..you was happy when Holg. came onboard took WVU first year coaching the victory in BCS game in the Orange bowl.... Now you want his head you want him out of town and Oliver luck too ... A lot you was on board , now you've jump ship thats Fairweather fans. I saw mistakes in that game Saturday but you know what I'm not going to harp about it I'm not going get on anybody's case I want to support the team all the way through if everybody jumps off the ship whats left ??? Be a true fan hey do you always say ...we ...and ... us ...our I lot of you talk like You are a true fan at times but when they really need you to turn your back on them I call it ....FairWeather.... May you have a good day..

  • tw eagle

    you guys are being kind ... once WVU gets past the opening scripted plays that will be practiced over and over and over - I see another cataclysm enfolding on Mountaineer Field ... that is if the bozo they plan on giving the ball to can get through the scripted plays
    without screwing that up ... my best scenario for the Mountaineers, bozo gets knocked out for the year and one of the FSU transfers finishes the season calling the plays ... I want Moore, I want Moore, I want Moore ... if the offense lacks the "energy" and sense of purpose like at Maryland , i'll take that as a sign that they know how inept bozo is ...

    • Charleston,WV

      I am assuming you have never been a bozo before? Why so much indecency to a college athlete?

      • tw eagle

        this kids father was an all-American at A&M , did a decade at Houston in the nfl as an all pro . . .like West Virginians , Texans like to take care of their own . . .
        WHY ain't this kid at UT or A&M ? he certainly didn't wake up one morning and
        declare he wanted to be a Mountaineer . . .from what I've seen , he is pretty much devoid of any athletic ability . . .the only thing slower than his feet is his thought process . . .
        i'd like to be proven wrong , but the ncaa won't let this guy keep trying for more than four years . . .

        • Charleston,WV

          Childress received interest from many of the Texas schools including TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Houston and SMU. Hill also said Oklahoma State and Arizona State were going to offer him a scholarship (WV Metronews, 2/1/12).
          Led team to a 20-1 record in two seasons as a starter, winning back-to-back Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) championships in 2010 and 2011
          Completed 184-of-292 passes for 3,171 yards and 41 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 10 games as a senior, completing 63.01 percent of his passes
          Sixth in passing yards and second in touchdown passes in the Houston area
          300 or more yards in six games and 400 or more yards in one game
          Completed 19-of-26 passes for 354 yards and seven touchdowns against Anahuac
          328 yards and four touchdowns on 21-of-30 passing against Westbury Christian
          Three touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns on 21-of-37 passing for 357 yards against Second Baptist School
          Completed 13-of-15 passes for 322 yards and six touchdowns against Tulsa Holland Hall
          Threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-40 passing against Bellaire Episcopal
          Threw six touchdowns on 14-of-17 passing for 283 yards against Kipp Academy
          Completed 17-of-23 passes for 369 yards and seven touchdowns against Dallas Greenhill
          Threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing against Dallas St. Marks, with one rushing touchdown
          Finished 2010 season completing 177-of-307 passes for 2,658 yards, 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions
          Threw for 300 or more yards in three games
          Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 recruit
          Two-time all-SPC first team quarterback
          Invited to the 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
          ESPNU Top 150
          2012 rivals.com No. 15 pro-style quarterback
          2012 rivals.com No. 37 Texas Preseason Top 100
          2012 rivals.com No. 38 Texas Postseason Top 100
          2012 Scout.com No. 25 quarterback
          2012 Tom Lemming Top Pro-Style Quarterback
          Also offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State and Oklahoma State.
          ESPNU gave him 4/5 stars.

          And remember as always: Patience is a virtue.

          p.s. This comment has been duplicate from the earlier story on WV Metronews, (Multimedia: Upon Further Review)

          • tw eagle

            oh , pardon my misperception . . .I hadn't realized WVU had a hall of famer being given the qb reins . . .just when is this hall of famer gonna start showing some type of actual skill level ? usually the biggest jump in achievement is between the first and second game . . .did I miss something ? what I considered was that the aim of the coaching staff was to prepare the "team" to win games . . . and this hall of famer qb , who played his high school ball in this same offensive system isn't even close to gaining control of this system .
            PATIENCE ? when there are other options than a hall of famer who shows no acumen for the D1 game . . .
            now here comes the part where MR Taylor will probably edit my comment ( thank you for editing
            and not deep sixing previous posts) my feeling is that people other than coach Holgerson are pulling the strings on giving this hall of famer the reins of the WVU offense . . .it also kind of explains the return of mc nally and the coming of carswell and sims . . .an attempt to surround this hall of famer with enough talent so that he doesn't fail . . .
            or maybe this hall of famer is a nag who just doesn't like the mud . . .

    • Doug

      If that "Bozo" had won the game, you would have been tailgating wearing his T-shirt. Drinking your beer from a koozie with his picture on it asking him to take a picture with your baby this Saturday. I learned when I was a little kid not to take my ball and go home because I didn't win. Guess you should learn that now. Life only gets tougher.

    • Bryan

      Assume you don't mind people calling your kids bozo's? Grow up. Until you or any of the rest of spends the time with these athletes the coaches do how can we say what's best. Once again these coaches and players chose to come here and I'm thankful for all of them and hope they can all learn, coaches and player alike from the mistakes so far and develop a successful program.

    • Pat

      tw eagle. You're a tool. Why would you hope anyone gets 'knocked out for the year'? I know it's the internet and you're anonymous, but please think before you write. Let's GO MOUNTAINEERS!

  • Charleston,WV

    Recent comments from the J.W. Walsh (OSU's starting quarterback) on WVU HC Dana Holgorsen:
    “Coach Holgorsen is a pretty good coach, I know he can overcome (the recent loss),” said Smith, a senior. “West Virginia is a pretty good team, but this really isn’t about them. It’s about the way we prepare, the way we go out there and take care of business.”

    One of Holgorsen’s biggest contributions to Oklahoma State is the no-huddle offense that has been so successful so far this season, racking up 115 points over the last two games.

    “The offense that we still run is the offense that he brought here, even though we’ve tweaked it a bunch and added our own nuances over the years,” said Walsh, who was initially recruited from Denton (Texas) Guyer High School by Holgorsen. “He was a character. People talk about his coaching style, but he was definitely a lot of fun to get recruited by and talk to, and I know he’s a great coach.”

    He also commented on the WVU Fanbase:

    “When you’re going to go on the road and play against 50, 60, 70,000 people who don’t like you and want you to fail, you have to get excited for that,” said sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh. “There’s not a better feeling almost than being able to go out there and shut up 70,000 people

    WVU Football 2013: It's Now or Never! Let's Go Mountaineers!

  • Maxxajay

    I Learned a long time ago you do not punish kids when they are doing their best to do good... Talking negative I don't think that's the answer but it seems like it is from a lot of fair weather fans on here ... Remember how happy you were when Oliver luck came on as AD when Oliver luck Saw the sinking ship of the Big East when Oliver luck got WVU in the big 12... Now you want his head ..you was happy when Holg. came onboard took WVU first year coaching the victory in BCS game in the Orange bowl.... Now you want his head you want him out of town and Oliver luck too ... A lot you was on board , now you've jump ship thats Fairweather fans. I saw mistakes in that game Saturday but you know what I'm not going to harp about it I'm not going get on anybody's case I want to support the team all the way through if everybody jumps off the ship whats left ??? Be a true fan hey do you always say ...we ...and ... us ...our I lot of you talk like You are a true fan at times but when they really need you to turn your back on them I call it ....FairWeather.... May you have a good day..