It's (Finally) Time For Some Football!

How is it the middle of August already? And was my last post really all the way back in April? You guys, I had such big plans for the off-season. We were going to talk about recruiting, the NFL draft, which players got arrested, and speculate about what the 2013 roster was going to look like. Then my Real Life where I live in the land of Parenting a Two-Year Old while Renovating a House slapped me back down to reality. I mean, I’m not saying we’re in over our heads with this house or anything, but if anyone wanted to nominate us for one of those HGTV shows that would be cool.

We are just over two weeks away from our first game of the season against William and Mary. This is really only exciting because college football will be back (YAY), and not because of who we are playing (YAWN). Since I’ve been off the football blogging horse for a few months now, let me just stretch my muscles with a quick and dirty catch-up post. Then we will be back to our regularly scheduled football season programming.

So what would I have talked about, if I had been a good off-season football blogger?

Recruiting

Some players decided to play for WVU and some other players didn’t. The end.

NFL Draft

  • Geno Smith was sad because he didn’t get drafted in the First Round and I was sad because he went to the Jets.
  • Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey were both drafted by the St. Louis Rams. In related news, I am now a Rams fan.
  • The NFL Draft is really long and is best watched with wings and beer and your toddler already in bed in case of parental swearing.

Players Arrested

As far as I can tell, only one player has been arrested since last we spoke. It was not your usual couch arson, DUI, underage drinking, possession, or bar fight type of deal, though. Defensive Lineman Korey Harris was arrested for armed robbery after breaking into a home and holding the residents at gunpoint and stealing some of their stuff. How was he identified? Because the genius wore his team issued sweatpants with his jersey number on the leg. Go ahead, make some West Virginia jokes. I’ll give you a free pass on this one.

The Roster

  • We’ll talk about this, along with some Win/Loss predictions on this season’s games in future posts, but for now the biggest news is who is going to be the quarterback? Unless Coach Holgorsen is yanking our chain, it seems to be a tight race with three contenders: junior Paul Millard, freshman Ford Childress, and Florida State transfer Clint Trickett.
  • Remember how last year the WVU offense was kicking butt and taking names and the defense was making me cry? I think this year, we’re going to be much improved on defense, but there is a high probability of the offense making me cry.

Let’s GOOOOOOOO… Mountaineers!

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