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Dawgilicious
11-16-2013, 03:29 PM
lost at kansas today 31-19 and will not go to a bowl....4-7 now with 1 game vs Iowa State. He was 7-6 last year and can finish no better than 5-7 this year. Crazy how far they have gone down under him

Bubba
11-16-2013, 07:44 PM
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

i remember when we were told that ol Dana will never leave WVU, or WVU wont let him go...... he may get tossed out with yesterdays paper.

boxvic
11-16-2013, 08:38 PM
I've got two teams that I loosely pay attention to outside of UK: Nebraska and WVU. Both of them have crappy coaches that make me not give two craps about sitting down to watch a game.

I hope they ditch Holgorsen so I might actually want to stop on a WVU game sometime and not just keep flipping the channels.

Subrookie
11-16-2013, 08:46 PM
You have to try to lose to KU this year. I think they are having a lot of growing pains after their move to the Big 12.

Urb Gruber
11-16-2013, 09:25 PM
West Virginia has done nothing on the road this year (except for the inexplicable TCU game they won 30-27), but somehow play inspired ball at home.

boxvic
11-16-2013, 09:50 PM
West Virginia has done nothing on the road this year (except for the inexplicable TCU game they won 30-27), but somehow play inspired ball at home.

Which is slightly weird for me... I'm coaching WVU in my NCAA Football 14 dynasty and I've had the same problem. I can get blown out by at an unranked KSU, and then the next week I can blow the door off a ranked Texas at home. So I guess EA Sports really did try for realism this year. lol

Storm
11-17-2013, 07:08 AM
Rich Rod managed to kill two programs by taking the Michigan job

MKfromPA
11-17-2013, 07:12 PM
GOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOME MOUNTAINQUEERS!!! :) I am enjoying the fact they are having an AWFUL 2013 season. :lol: That's what you get for leaving the Big East and temporarily suspending the Backyard Brawl!

Anyway, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Holgorsen is fired at season's end. WVU football is a religion for the people in Morgantown. I've been there MANY times and just about every car I see with a WV license plate has some sort of WVU paraphernalia. It's amazing. Reminds me of the loyalty and die-hard nature of SEC fans.

Dawgilicious
11-17-2013, 09:36 PM
I would doubt they fire him right now. remeber when they had Bill Stewart and that entire fiasco that was going on. I think he is their guy but 2 straight seasons with 6 plus losses is not good. next year will be important

MKfromPA
11-18-2013, 07:57 PM
I would doubt they fire him right now. remeber when they had Bill Stewart and that entire fiasco that was going on. I think he is their guy but 2 straight seasons with 6 plus losses is not good. next year will be important

If I recall correctly, Bill Stewart was basically "forced out" as head coach in favor of Holgorsen. The school made him resign. It was an ugly exit for him. IMO a very UNFAIR way to treat a man who won your school a BCS bowl game... then all of the sudden Stewart dies. So it sounds to me someone knew something about Stewart. I just think it is fishy they forced him to leave the school and not much later he passed away.

I would agree next year Holgorsen better win, if action is not taken before then. Losing to a poor team like KU raises a red flag. Kansas had a long streak going of not being able to beat Big 12 foes... so a major ouch for WVU there.

Carolina Razorback
11-23-2013, 10:18 AM
Stewart was slandering holgerson "coach in waiting" and got fired iirc.

Dawgilicious
11-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Another bad loss for WVU...at home to Iowa St in OT after leading most of the game

RedNekTiger
12-01-2013, 01:26 AM
The fanbase has turned on Holgorson big time.

Dawgilicious
12-01-2013, 01:32 AM
The fanbase has turned on Holgorson big time.


Have they....I haven't read anything, but it wouldnt surprise me.

Their 2014 schedule is not easy:

Saturday August 30 Alabama*
Saturday September 6 Towson
Saturday September 13 at Maryland
Saturday September 27 Oklahoma
Saturday October 4 Kansas+
Saturday October 11 at Texas Tech
Saturday October 18 Baylor
Saturday October 25 at Oklahoma State
Saturday November 1 TCU#
Saturday November 8 at Texas
Thursday November 20 Kansas State
Saturday November 29 at Iowa State

RedNekTiger
12-01-2013, 01:36 AM
I have got a ton of WVU faithful on my Facebook list, after 4 years up in Morgantown. They were disgusted by the loss, but apparently, he went into the press conference and blamed the loss on the players. That was the last straw.

Dawgilicious
12-01-2013, 02:26 AM
I have got a ton of WVU faithful on my Facebook list, after 4 years up in Morgantown. They were disgusted by the loss, but apparently, he went into the press conference and blamed the loss on the players. That was the last straw.


So.....is he getting fired soon?

MKfromPA
12-01-2013, 01:04 PM
Another bad loss for WVU...at home to Iowa St in OT after leading most of the game

WVU had a big lead too, 24-3 at one point. Did it ever increase beyond 21 points?


The fanbase has turned on Holgorson big time.

How much do ya'll miss Rich Rod? :lol:

Afleet
12-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Rich Rod managed to kill two programs by taking the Michigan job

Rich Rod couldn't have just forgot how to coach. I thought he was crazy to leave WVU

RedNekTiger
12-03-2013, 11:15 AM
They hate Rich Rod. Local boy who sold out.

Holgorson's buy out is around $11MM. To buy him and the staff out would be $14.75MM. The athletic program lost $12MM last year.

He will be in Morgantown next year.

MKfromPA
12-03-2013, 12:15 PM
They hate Rich Rod. Local boy who sold out.

Holgorson's buy out is around $11MM. To buy him and the staff out would be $14.75MM. The athletic program lost $12MM last year.

He will be in Morgantown next year.

Wow, that's a ridiculous amount. Right up there with Kirk Ferentz and Mack Brown. Holgorsen better right the ship or the school will be screwed stuck buying him out.

Carolina Razorback
12-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Well if he gets fired he'll have a lot of money to spend on alcohol and gambling...

MKfromPA
12-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Well if he gets fired he'll have a lot of money to spend on alcohol and gambling...

LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..... to the casinOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! :lol:

Carolina Razorback
12-03-2013, 07:55 PM
My friend graduated in 1989 and has bought 13 season tickets each year in the same section since then. I've gone to several games with him. Just over the last couple of games some new WVU fans showed up on the same row and last Sat. An older couple probably 40 yrs were cussing and calling my friend's kids a-holes. They said the kids kept kicking their seats. You know the ones that protrude into the seat area behind you. Every seat gets kicked many times during a game. They were obnoxious fans and finally got fed up and was leaving then flipped off the kids with both fingers.

Anyway my friend ended up getting kicked out at the third quarter after he confronted the people. A cop came up and escorted him out. He's never been kicked out of a Mtneer game after 25 years but screw with someone's kids and you're gonna get it.

Sucks that he missed the best part of the game with 3 OTs. His seats are right on the 20 yard line at the end where they were playing too.

I felt bad because when I saw him yesterday I was telling him how cool it must have been to be right there in front of the action. He looked at me like I just punched him in gut. That's when he told me he didn't get to see it.

RNT hopefully you don't know these people I'm talking about...

2008 National Champions
12-09-2013, 03:34 AM
Wow, that's a ridiculous amount. Right up there with Kirk Ferentz and Mack Brown. Holgorsen better right the ship or the school will be screwed stuck buying him out.

Speaking of Ferentz, remember back in the day when he was always linked with NFL jobs. Lmao.

MKfromPA
12-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Speaking of Ferentz, remember back in the day when he was always linked with NFL jobs. Lmao.

Yep. A graduate of "Belichick University."

He may have saved his job (yet again) by finishing strong this year. Iowa was not a good team last year. Now they're up against LSU in the Capital One Bowl. If he can win that one, I'd give him applause.

2008 National Champions
12-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Yep. A graduate of "Belichick University."

He may have saved his job (yet again) by finishing strong this year. Iowa was not a good team last year. Now they're up against LSU in the Capital One Bowl. If he can win that one, I'd give him applause.

I still can't believe how much he gets paid.

"In simple math, Kirk Ferentz has a contract through January 31, 2020, that pays him between $1.87M and $2.07M per season in base salary, plus another $1.48M per season in "recurring supplemental payments" which is just a fancy way of saying that Gary Barta has to pay him $370,000 four times a year on top of his salary."

and then:

"The buyout clause in Kirk Ferentz's contract mandates that Gary Barta pay him 75% of his base salary if he is terminated without cause. That works out to $18,846,249 as of this week, or $219,142 per month until the contract ends in January 2020."

http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/football/2012/11/26/3691810/just-how-big-is-kirk-ferentzs-buyout

MKfromPA
12-14-2013, 08:16 AM
I still can't believe how much he gets paid.

"In simple math, Kirk Ferentz has a contract through January 31, 2020, that pays him between $1.87M and $2.07M per season in base salary, plus another $1.48M per season in "recurring supplemental payments" which is just a fancy way of saying that Gary Barta has to pay him $370,000 four times a year on top of his salary."

and then:

"The buyout clause in Kirk Ferentz's contract mandates that Gary Barta pay him 75% of his base salary if he is terminated without cause. That works out to $18,846,249 as of this week, or $219,142 per month until the contract ends in January 2020."

http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/football/2012/11/26/3691810/just-how-big-is-kirk-ferentzs-buyout

Crazy, isn't it? Schools might think it's a great contract by locking up their head coach for extended contracts. But what about if the expected success does not continue? Ferentz has been up and down in recent years. Iowa is pretty much hand-cuffed to his contract. I mean, as you point out, they could buy him out, but that is an extremely costly move. Plus they would have to pay the man to replace him. So in that sense it is a double negative. Iowa may just be better off keeping him around until the deal is close to completing, then make a decision. Makes me think schools have NO IDEA what they are getting into when agreeing to these types of contracts. Same goes for guys like Mack Brown and Dana Holgorsen. Signing coaches to huge contracts doesn't guarantee winning and/or success.