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Bumpus
09-04-2010, 11:37 AM
Four more hours to go ...

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/09/WEST_VIRGINIA_2002_DEFENSIVE_PLAYBOOKhtm-1.jpg


Let's Gooooooo...


Mountaineers!!!!!!

Bumpus
09-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Well, I wasn't too thrilled with our 1st half performance ... But when you win 31-0, you don't ***** about it.


WVU 1-0 (0-0 Big East)

X-Pacolypse
09-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Well, I wasn't too thrilled with our 1st half performance ... But when you win 31-0, you don't ***** about it.


WVU 1-0 (0-0 Big East)

Did you enjoy watching your boys beat up on Thiggy's alma mater?

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 12:04 PM
7:00 tonight on ESPN - The "Friends of Coal" Bowl

#23 WVU goes for a 10-0 record all-time vs. in-state "Pseudo" rival Marshall.



... this one should be over by halftime, but judging from last week's sluggish performance - we'll probably still be in a battle 'til the mid-4th quarter.



LET'S GOOOOOO....

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 07:16 PM
(sigh)

:bobdole: Great f'in start, boys. :bobdole:

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Now, I'm gettin agitated ...


Still drinking. Stay tuned, I could be entertaining for y'all tonight.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:05 PM
Jesus-Christ-on-a-****ing-pogo-stick. Can anyone on the O-line block?

Namor
09-10-2010, 08:08 PM
How many beers you up to,Bump?

chrisbaucom
09-10-2010, 08:28 PM
I am just going to keep re freshing this thread....could get good.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:29 PM
... this one should be over by halftime, but judging from last week's sluggish performance - we'll probably still be in a battle 'til the mid-4th quarter.

OK, so apparantly we're going with "Option B"

FML, here comes the Crown Royal ...

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:33 PM
How many beers you up to,Bump?

No clue. I started around 4:00. Just gave my truck keys to the bartender with instructions that I don't get 'em back 'til tomorrow morning.

It's whiskey time. :bobdole:

Namor
09-10-2010, 08:44 PM
No clue. I started around 4:00. Just gave my truck keys to the bartender with instructions that I don't get 'em back 'til tomorrow morning.

It's whiskey time. :bobdole:

Be careful bro..

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:50 PM
OK. Taking stock. We're a second half team anyway. :lol:



WTF !!!!!!!!!! That MF'er dropped the ball before crossing the goal line in the 1st half.

Namor
09-10-2010, 08:50 PM
Dude..just turn off the TV.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Arrrgh!

Barkeep, another "Sod-buster" (shot of Crown) & a "Dust-cutter" (beer)

Namor
09-10-2010, 08:55 PM
At least the herd didn't pick up the first....nice tackle on the big TE.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:55 PM
Dude..just turn off the TV.

:lol: NEVER!

We're still gonna win. Just not how I envisioned it.

Namor
09-10-2010, 08:57 PM
I was wondering if they were going to throw the flag on that.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 08:58 PM
OK, here we go ...

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Goddammit!

Get in the ****ing end zone!!! FG's are for Bills fans!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Historically, Marshall always blows their load vs. us early. They haven't done **** in the 4th quarter vs. us since Hector was a pup.

I still EXPECT a "W"



Let's Goooooo...

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Heavy drinking continues ...

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:25 PM
Damn..

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:25 PM
I want Bill Stewart to DIE.

(does that make me a bad person? N/m ... Don't care!)

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:32 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/09/t1usgAFrqEzdPlzj1yy4IGKvWcA4ThFPDOTT8Eg-1.jpg

4th and a foot ... It's called a QB sneak you ****ing jackass!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:36 PM
Mother****!

Barkeep ... Sod-buster, and a dust-cutter.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:38 PM
I'm gonna end up blackout drunk tonight.

... Can't believe I'm not spelling like JoeR yet.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:38 PM
I'm gonna end up blackout drunk tonight.

... Can't believe I'm not spelling like JoeR yet.

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Double damn..

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:41 PM
I can feel the Bumpus meltdown coming ...

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:43 PM
Bump...I feel you bro...I remember feeling like this against Utah a few years back in the Sugar Bowl...it aint fun.

chrisbaucom
09-10-2010, 09:52 PM
Hate it for you dude.

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:53 PM
Uhh...Bump...you still with us?

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 09:54 PM
F
U
C
K


I'm about to just buy the whole ****ing bottle and crawl in the bottom of it.

We'd better smack Buffalo in the ****ing mouth on Sunday!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:55 PM
hey...a little bit of light.

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:56 PM
Review????

Namor
09-10-2010, 09:59 PM
How the hell do you just fall down???

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:00 PM
Ain't over just yet

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:02 PM
Here we ****ing come!!!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Td!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Hey now..got something going..

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Ain't dead yet!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Just had a heartattack. :lol:

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:22 PM
Really..Marshall has never beat WV?

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:22 PM
Wow..this good

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:24 PM
Please God ...

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:25 PM
****

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:25 PM
I want to see some OT..

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:26 PM
Td!!!!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:27 PM
TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now get the ****ing 2 !!!!!!!!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:28 PM
Now the moment of truth...2 point conversions are always heart-wretching.

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:30 PM
OT..Baby!!!!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:30 PM
YES! yES! yES!


****ing-A YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Damn..Bump..I wasn't even going to watch this game until I started reading your post earlier.
WoW.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:32 PM
:lol: heartattack #2

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Whew! Now I can piss. :lol:

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:36 PM
God Bless America!

****. I've done lost my mind.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:38 PM
Christ ... That was heartattack #3

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Hang in there bro..

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:40 PM
Damn..

chrisbaucom
09-10-2010, 10:42 PM
Walk away for 40 minutes.....WOW!!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:43 PM
Noonan!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:43 PM
Here we go..

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:43 PM
Missed!!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Bump..are you alive????

Vertical Limit
09-10-2010, 10:45 PM
That was a great game.

chrisbaucom
09-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Very Nice comeback and win Bumpus!

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 10:48 PM
Noonan!!

:lol: I'll take the Danny Noonan moment for thenwin!!!!!!!!

Namor
09-10-2010, 10:51 PM
:lol: I'll take the Danny Noonan moment for thenwin!!!!!!!!

Love Caddyshack.

Bumpus
09-10-2010, 11:00 PM
(whew)

10-0 all-time vs. Marshall.


Night all. Capt. Bumpus, signing off.

WVU (2-0, 0-0 Big East)

Namor
09-10-2010, 11:02 PM
(whew)

10-0 all-time vs. Marshall.


Night all. Capt. Bumpus, signing off.

WVU (2-0, 0-0 Big East)

Be good,bro...you might feel alittle rough in the morning.

X-Pacolypse
09-11-2010, 12:45 AM
Bumpus, I thought it was gonna be a rough night for ya there for awhile. Nice comeback, by your boys.

COphinphan89
09-11-2010, 12:53 AM
I left to go get pizza when it was 21-6 early in the 4th. I came back and it was still 21-6. Two 90+ yard drives in one quarter and a 2 to tie up the game is pretty damn impressive.

Bumpus
09-11-2010, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the kind words. But, after the line's performance the last two weeks - I'm scared ****less of the LSU trip in 2 weeks.

Even smashed drunk, I'm f'in scared. :(

Namor
09-11-2010, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the kind words. But, after the line's performance the last two weeks - I'm scared ****less of the LSU trip in 2 weeks.

Even smashed drunk, I'm f'in scared. :(

Have faith,Bump..If anyone can snatch defeat from victory,it's Les Miles.

chrisbaucom
09-11-2010, 01:21 PM
Hope you're feeling ok today Bumpus!

COphinphan89
09-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Have faith,Bump..If anyone can snatch defeat from victory,it's Les Miles.
He's the best in the country at it.

Still stuck on Geno Smith's performance last night though. Elway-esque.

Bumpus
09-12-2010, 12:02 AM
Hope you're feeling ok today Bumpus!

Thanks for asking.

Oddly enough, I woke up this morning feeling great. Started drinking at 3:00, & still going strong.

Bumpus
09-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Victory!

WVU defeats Maryland 31-17 behind another strong performance by Geno Smith (268 yds, 4 TD's)

Next week: @ LSU



WVU (3-0, 0-0 Big East)

WVDolphan
09-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Dude, the Mountaineer football program ****ing blows. Its a god damned joke anymore. God I hope Oliver Luck can clean this **** up. We ****ing blow.

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 06:24 PM
And, the heavy drinking begins ... :drink:

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Ugh! Why isn't it 9:00 yet?

:drink:

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 09:18 PM
****ing ESPN ...

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Gimme my damn game!!!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 09:25 PM
WTF?!?

It's a two score game. Switch over already!!!

****ing ESPN.

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Bout f'in time!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Nooooooooooooooooo!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 10:13 PM
(sigh)

:drink:

COphinphan89
09-25-2010, 10:20 PM
Keep drinking, Bumpus.

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 10:37 PM
:woot:

Strike up the band! TD!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 10:44 PM
****ing LSU's "O" is nonexistent. If we can just stop shooting ourselves in the testicles, we'll be OK.



LET'S GOOOOOOOOO ...

MOUNTAINEERS !!!!!!!!!!!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 10:45 PM
Keep drinking, Bumpus.

:lol: Well, that's pretty much a given.

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Whoooooo!!!!!!

Td!!!!

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 11:13 PM
Let's Gooooooooo.....

Mountaineers!!!!!!!!!!!
:drink:

CedarPhin
09-25-2010, 11:16 PM
****ing LSU's "O" is nonexistent. If we can just stop shooting ourselves in the testicles, we'll be OK.



LET'S GOOOOOOOOO ...

MOUNTAINEERS !!!!!!!!!!!

They've been miserable since last year on offense.

Bumpus
09-25-2010, 11:54 PM
(sigh)

Alright, boys ... D up!!!

Bumpus
09-26-2010, 12:17 AM
93 yards to glory ...


Let's Gooooooo.....

Mountaineers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bumpus
09-26-2010, 12:23 AM
(sigh ... **** sigh!)

Will someone please explain to "coach" Bill Stewart, that we RUN the ball.



WVU (3-1, 0-0 Big East)

WVDolphan
09-26-2010, 12:43 AM
Jordan Jefferson is CLEARLY the absolute WORST QB in college football. How in the hell does LSU not recruit a QB?

Bumpus
09-26-2010, 12:44 AM
Seriously, did we even have more than 20 rushing attempts for the game?

Bumpus
10-14-2010, 10:05 PM
20-6 ... Start of the 4th.

South Florida can eat a fat dick! :lol:

CedarPhin
10-14-2010, 10:30 PM
This game is boring as hell. I thought it'd be more of a shootout.

Bumpus
10-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Victory.

#25 WVU (5-1, 1-0 Big East)


Edit: I wanna do filthy things to sideline reporter Jenn Brown!
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Ricky_Fan34
10-14-2010, 10:46 PM
^^hey hey! You bare that sig with pride Bumpus! Come on now!

:lol:

I'm gonna be such a jackass about this :)

Bumpus
10-14-2010, 10:49 PM
^^hey hey! You bare that sig with pride Bumpus! Come on now!

:lol:

I'm gonna be such a jackass about this :)

:lol: dick.

Ricky_Fan34
10-14-2010, 10:51 PM
:lol: dick.
Still up for a sig bet next time the Pens-Leafs get together?? :lol:

Bumpus
10-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Still up for a sig bet next time the Pens-Leafs get together?? :lol:

ANYTIME! :lol:

Ricky_Fan34
10-14-2010, 11:17 PM
ANYTIME! :lol:
you and your big mouth are gonna cost you another humiliating week of shame before long then! :lol:

X-Pacolypse
10-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Another West Virginia win, Bumpus is happy at least for a couple of days.

Bumpus
10-23-2010, 01:39 PM
WVU trails Syracuse 19-14 at the half. 8 game (10 at home) win streak vs. them on the line ...

Bad start by Geno Smith. 11-20-116, 1 TD, 3 INT


C'mon Eers!!!

Bumpus
10-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Jesus, we suck! :(

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 01:13 PM
Sigh ... Yeah, yeah, yeah - we suck.


I just want a win today!

C'mon Eers!

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 01:15 PM
:woohoo:

Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!

7-0

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!

14-0





LET'S GOOOOOOOO ...

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 02:11 PM
MOUNTAINEERS!!!



Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!

21-0

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 02:20 PM
:woohoo:

Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!

28-0 with 6:58 in the first half ... & I'm well on the way to drunk! :lol:

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 02:36 PM
Intentional grounding in the end zone = Safety!

30-0 MOUNTAINEERS with 1:50 in the half and WVU about to return the kick.

Bumpus
11-13-2010, 03:24 PM
Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!

37-10

Bumpus
12-04-2010, 06:19 PM
WVU beat Rutgers today 35-14 to finish the season 9-3.

If South Florida can beat UConn tonight, we'll actually back into a BCS game.

:bobdole: Sheesh, the Big East is bad this year.

Arsenal WV
12-04-2010, 08:17 PM
If UConn wins, 3 teams in the big east will be 5-2 (wvu,pitt,uconn) I thought if their was a 3-way tie, they take the highest BCS ranking team?

WVU is ranked higher than UConn right?

Bumpus
12-14-2010, 04:39 PM
YES!!!

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

"Coach" Stewart is on the way out!

Enter new offensive coordinator (& 2012 Head Coach in waiting) Dana Holgorsen from Oklahoma St.

... Sorry, no link (just saw it on ESPN)

ChambersWI
12-14-2010, 05:25 PM
YES!!!

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

"Coach" Stewart is on the way out!

Enter new offensive coordinator (& 2012 Head Coach in waiting) Dana Holgorsen from Oklahoma St.

... Sorry, no link (just saw it on ESPN)

Imagine if you guys actually hired a legit HC after Rod left. I know Stewart's record isn't that bad overall, but I think it's fair to say he underachieved, and was in way over his head.

Arsenal WV
12-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Dana Holgorsen and Jeff Casteel(curtain) are going to make WVU bad ****ing *** next year. I'm so pumped

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 07:36 PM
Welcome to the last installment of the WVU Football thread (or, as many refer to it: Drunk Bumpus)

the Champs Sports Bowl ...

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 07:38 PM
... Wonderng if our good buddy ArsenalWV (repping us at the game) is coherent ... :lol:

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 08:13 PM
That's the SECOND time my drunken arse has had an issue with the spot on a crucial 3rd down. :oldman:


Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Alright, we stimied the fake FG - now run it down their goddamn throats!

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 08:33 PM
****ing missed FG ... Drinking continues.

WVU trails 7-0.


Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Touchdown MOUNTAINEERS!!!

Smith to Bailey!

All knotted up at 7

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 08:57 PM
OK, held em to a FG ... Now ****ing answer!!!

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Helluva return!!! Here we come!

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:10 PM
OK ... Here we come.

Just, please God, no more bubble screens.


Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:18 PM
BTW: **** Bill Stewart. I'm glad he's on the way out.

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Woohoo.

Wide left.

Let's Goooooooooo...

MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Dammit. Wide right.

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:39 PM
Well, what we lacked in offensive production, we more than made up with turning the ball over. :bobdole:

Bumpus
12-28-2010, 10:41 PM
My Mason Jar is quickly becoming depleated. I'm gonna need more booze.

CedarPhin
12-29-2010, 01:14 AM
Where was the effort tonight? Jesus Christ they looked lost out there.

Arsenal WV
01-04-2011, 02:28 AM
I was there Bumpus. It was pretty freaking horrible. I got this insider info from a WVU paysite


Learned some interesting things while on the road for the Champs Sports Bowl from some folks who would know such things...and I'm going to share them over the next few days with you. Before anybody freaks out, I'm doing the gradual roll-out to let everybody have appropriate time to digest each set of things and discuss them as they see fit.

So, with that said, here's the first installment, largely focused on the coaching stuff. There will be other topics covered in coming days.

--All of the offensive assistant coaches went around to their guys in the locker room before the game, telling them in rather emotional fashion that they loved them. Some cried. There was one exception: Lonnie Galloway. He is widely expected to be retained by Dana Holgorsen at this point. He might be the only one. Sources have told both Kevin and I (separate sources in both of our cases) that Beatty might or might not be back; it's a 50/50 sort of deal at this point. Galloway went up to Beatty in warmups, hugged him and told him "Everything will be alright." McMichael is all but gone.

--Jeff Mullen was professional but left little doubt as to how he felt through the entire process. He wore the bare minimum of WVU gear (a hat) and didn't wear any other logo gear at practices. He was also quickly in and out of the locker room after the game was over. He didn't speak to anyone in there, got himself together, walked out and was the very first person on the bus. There was a private dinner the coaches had one night in Orlando; they left the team hotel complex and went out with no other staffers or others with them. Mullen did not attend.

--Not only did Stew not tell Johnson he wouldn't be retained, he outright lied to Johnson. Johnson made a point to ask Stew at one point about his job status, and Stew told him he had nothing to worry about -- Stew didn't even hedge and try to act like he didn't know for sure. The players on the offensive line were VERY upset the day they found out Johnson was out. The vast majority are tremendously loyal to him. We also have confirmed Johnson did, indeed, turn down two coaching offers, including a D-II head coaching job, as was reported in the Post-Gazette.


Again, there will be more to come tomorrow, but for now, discuss...


and today...

I was off the boards basically all day after I wrote the Tidbits yesterday, so that's why I didn't respond to some of the points in there (particularly those directed at me). I plan to try to do so through this weekend, but it's crazy, between writing stuff for Kevin and Greg and proofreading and trying to spend time with family back home, driving back to Morgantown last night and heading to a New Year's gathering today that's also out of town, there's little time left to interact on the message boards. I'll try to do so on Sunday, and I'll do my best to address all points then.

But for now, I'll throw out the rest of what I know (which hopefully will satiate a lot of people who claimed I was unfair in holding anything back for a day). This batch is largely related to issues at and surrounding the Champs Sports Bowl, but some of the points extend to the season as a whole:

--After Shawne Alston got his two carries in the first half on Tuesday, he came off the field and was very upset about his cleats, saying they were totally wrong and asking for them to be changed. Kevin has confirmed to me that he was not alone, as there were several cleat changes done at halftime. Of course, Alston never even got another carry after the fact. This, of course, speaks to the decision to not hold a walkthrough at the stadium (hard to know what cleats are right if you've never been on the surface), a move that surprised several people connected to the team. There is conflicting information out there, but I've also been told by some that there wasn't even a walkthrough at the hotel (as was planned after the decision to not go to the stadium) at all.

--There was, because of the lack of practices, far more free time than at any bowl game than any other in recent memory. But even despite all that, there was also a huge lack of organization. Even though there were only two practices in Orlando, there were players late for the buses both days. They were reamed for their mistake, but people I talked to blamed it at least in part on the fact that there was never a formal printed final itinerary given out -- something some team officials had never seen happen before.

--The lack of organization also extended to the team hotel, though at little fault of the team itself. Fans were knocking on players' doors and asking for autographs. A few drunken fans actually somehow convinced a security guard at the hotel to escort them to a team meeting, where they were going to ask for autographs before Jeff Casteel saw them and kicked them out. Fans also just walked in and roamed about in the training room, where players were being taped and such, and no one stopped them until trainers noticed random people in the room.

--The postgame locker room wasn't an overly somber or even angry place. Stew's portion of things was very, very fast: he told the freshmen, sophomores and juniors to remember what it felt like to send the seniors out with a loss and to do what it took to avoid that feeling again; he then apologized to the seniors. After that, he told the players to "hug [their] brothers" and players went around and hugged each other while he walked out. That was it. One person told me: "It was almost like we won a game we were expected to win, like UNLV, and not like we lost a bowl game." Little emotion at all, and some guys were laughing and carrying on.

--Barry Brunetti, even in the fourth quarter with the team trying to rally, was counting the minutes down til the end of the game (and his Mountaineer career) out loud. He said, several times out loud, "Nine minutes til I can go home!" Even despite that, I've been told there was never a problem between Brunetti and any players or coaches though; he had good relationships with just about everybody, but some were annoyed with the way he made such a big deal about getting out of there.

--There was a general lack of emotion on the sidelines, particularly from the offense. At one point, Pat White (who was watching from the sidelines in a gold WVU hoodie) even came over to Geno and told him to get in his guys' faces and get them fired up. Geno put in a half-hearted attempt at it, but people I talked to said he was a totally different guy from the one that rallied the team at Marshall. No one knew how to explain it.

--I can't offer much in the way of detail, but suffice to say there are some within the program who thought Noel Devine had checked out mentally in the middle of the season and was exaggerating his pain. He wasn't making any great efforts to get himself better, as one source told me Devine went to get treatment from the trainers "maybe twice" the entire time the team was in Orlando. Multiple sources have told me they're not exactly upset to see Devine go. One called him "a prima donna."