Students not the only ones down on our offense.

Looks like you won't see this in Morgantown.

Looks like you won't see this in Morgantown.

Yep.  It’s official.  Tajh Boyd has “de-committed” from WVU.  Now, we can argue the minutue of verbal committments being non-binding, and the other ins and outs of recruiting.  All I know is that this is not good.  In fact, it’s bad.  Very bad.

Here’s what Boyd had to say about the whole thing:

“I didn’t feel it was fair to hold them up in their search for a quarterback and didn’t feel good about visiting other schools while committed so I decided to de-commit,” Boyd was quoted by “I think I just made my decision too early and have been wanting to see what else is out there for a little while.

“I have a great deal of respect for West Virginia, the coaches and the fans but I think I’m looking for an offense that fits my style a bit better … I think it was best to make a clean break. I feel bad because I like Coach (Bill) Stewart and coach Beatty, but I have to do what’s best for me in the end.”

Great.  Just great.

Good to see the “sky is falling” mentality extends further than just those folks in the stands at Mountaineer Field.


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3 responses to “Students not the only ones down on our offense.

  1. This post was so much more negative than our conversation this morning. I started thinking afterward that maybe I was being too negative.

    You’re right about the Mounties this season. Despite lackluster play, they still have as good of a chance, if not the best, to win the Big East. Keep your head up, Aaron. Losing Boyd is big, but as absurd as it sounds, I can see somebody like Bradley Starks filling the role in 2010. The throw against Colorado left a bad taste in WVU fans’ mouths, but his athleticism could be good enough to keep the team stabilized.

    The Mountaineers need your spirit (because come 2010 the talent might not be here).

  2. aaronhawley

    I know I know. You do know that I’m a rampant homer who is wide-eyed and optimistic. I mean, Stew’s got a better record than Rod right now!

    That said, I just hate being called out by a recruit. I almost could deal with him not wanting to come here because he thinks we’re hicks. It’s the part where he essentially says, ‘geez, have you seen that team?’ that rubs me the wrong way.

  3. Hawley, what quarterback wants to throw bubble screens 15 times a game? I would be upset if a top defensive recruit backed out on his verbal, because the defense has improved game by game. But Stew, Mullen and Holliday have not managed to do a thing with the offense all season. Losing Slaton and Schmitt is tough, but Devine and White are elite athletes. Even JB is far better than the coaching staff is allowing him to be.

    Don’t talk about RichRod like that. He’s done his best. He’s a sweet man.

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