Thursday, January 24, 2008
Anyway, I found most of his dialogue to be complete garbage, and in no way justifiable evidence on which to base a newspaper article. Chuck, however, disagrees and proved it with his article labeling the WVU administration as racists.
When pressed tonight for the proof or the source, Finder admitted that the source is not someone on the search committee. He wouldn't name the person, but basically noted that some guy told Calvin Magee he couldn't get the job because of his skin color. This guy, mind you, has absolutely no say in the decision, and was simply relaying an opinion. Finder had no idea when or where this alleged conversation took place, even giving "the bathroom" or "the airport" as possibilities.
So let me get this straight. Based on some guy telling Calvin Magee that, in his opinion, he didn't think he would get the job because he's black, at an undisclosed time and location, between 1 and 5 pm on a Sunday, CHUCK FINDER WRITES AN ARTICLE CLAIMING THAT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HAS A RACIST ADMINISTRATION?!?!
He also said tonight that an unidentified coach, Mike Locksley if you don't know, told WVU he had no interest in being a token interview at the request of the BCA. That sounds fair to me. Sadly, Finder wrote in the article that the same unidentified coach claimed WVU wouldn't hire him because he's black. The written interpretation of what he said on the radio tonight is quite different wouldn't you say?
So here's what it boils down to. Chuck Finder writes an article about rampant racism at WVU based on the twisted words of one coach and some guy telling some other guy what he thought might be the case with zero evidence or information. Wow. That is really and truly sorry of you Chuck. Your role as the mouthpiece of Rich Rodriguez and Mike Brown has never been more clearly exemplified.
And yes, though Tony Caridi wouldn't come right out and tell you, we do use cuss words when referring to your scumbag ass. "That Stupid Bastard Chuck Fucking Finder" is my personal favorite nickname for you. I hope when this all ends, you are exposed as the POS that you are.
You can listen to the sniveling little weasel here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Maybe THIS will help them beat Ohio State. Sadly, it would sink them against Pitt. I mean, hell, it's even got the egomaniacal carpet rollout and claim of parenthood. FYI, I think that's Tony Gibson pulling back Rich's cape there, but I could be mistaken.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Destroying all of the football files is a real prick move. It also makes me wonder if there was something to hide. I don't know, and I'd hate to think so, but you never know. I think this is more a case of DickFraud trying to hamper the program in any way he can. If we begin to struggle, he thinks it proves to the nation that he WAS WVU football. Personally, I think this is just one more act of his egomaniacal delusions.
Also, I feel safe to reopen my comments section after being deluged with some terrible namecalling in reference to Bill Stewart. Sadly, though, they now have to be moderated. So, whoever you bonehead(s) are, thanks.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Add me to the growing list of individuals who has been played by bad information. Perhaps even the target of an imposter?
Saturday, January 12, 2008
EDIT: So here it is after another contact. My insider believes that Taaffe is coming to WVU and that it will be announced tomorrow. I've never had an insider before, and the one I have now isn't from WVU. But let's just say that I am 100% certain that Taaffe is headed our way.
NEW EDIT: I just got an email from a person who asked me not to divulge their identity and affiliation with a certain team north of the border, so I won't. But it is 100% certain that Taaffe is coming to WVU as offensive coordinator. When this happens, I expect many kudos in my comments tab (just kidding). I stumbled ass backwards into a news break, sort of. Everybody was already thinking he might be the guy, but I guess having no life on a Saturday when The Editor is out of town has its advantages in the blogosphere. And before you question my credibility, since my blog is named Let's Go Drink Some Beers and is full of tomfoolery, let me remind you that I am not in the business of trying to break a story or anything like it. This blog is usually for fun and opinion, but this time it's absolutely the real thing. I'm not sure how I got in this position today, but it's damn fun. So anyway, not that big a deal, but cool.
We all know that it looks like this one is still up in the air. With that said, I think it's still helpful to get an idea of exactly who he is. Here is his bio from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats website, link here. There is an awful lot of good information there, and quite a bit of success as well. The fan consensus is that he's viewed across the CFL as a nice guy and great coach. They seem to respect him very much, outside of this last little fiasco.
I also did a brief Q & A session with Thomas Riddell, a Hamilton Tiger-Cats blogger from The Black and Gold Report. Thomas has been privvy to practices and conversations with Taaffe all through his first season as Head Coach, and we exchanged a few ideas on the situation. You can check out my answers to his questions here.
Me: The CFL gets little to no exposure in the US. So for those readers too lazy to look for anything on their own, what is Hamilton's reputation in the league?
Thomas: Hamilton used to be known for its tough defense and passing game. Since Bob Young bought the team (in 2003) we have yet to find our "Playoff Magic".
Me: How has your experience with Charlie Taaffe been as a HC? And what kind of offensive system has he had in place?
Thomas: To me, it seems to be a West Coast system with a lot of short passes and power running with our tailbacks. The one thing I can say is that our team never quit under Charlie. Fans often come to practice to watch and Charlie was always willing to spend time with them. I learned more about football in 1 year watching these practices and asking Charlie question than I ever did before.
Me: Why would he consider leaving?
Thomas: The GM that hired Charlie was fired after a 3 win season (this past season) but Charlie was kept. A new GM was put in place and they wanted to make sure Charlie was the right man to turn the team around. He was in limbo for about a month as he talked to the new GM about his ideas on how to fix a bad football team. Finally, Charlie was asked to stay on and he agreed.
Me: If he left, which appears doubtful, what would your plans be to replace him?
Thomas: Right now who knows? It could be Tom Higgins or Dave Ritchie or a dark horse candidate.
Me: Do you think he could be successful again in an NCAA collegiate offensive system?
Thomas: Yes. Charlie has a lot of talent, but he should be back in Hamilton. He is under contract, for now.
West Virginia University football achieved greatness in at least one forum outside the Fiesta Bowl in 2007. With all the confusion and mayhem, it's gone largely unnoticed that WVU won the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy this season. The background of the award can be found here, and it's WVU's first Eastern Football championship since 1993.
Once upon a time, this would have been an ultimate goal. Many classic and hated rivals are in the running, including Penn State and Boston College. Since the growth of conference football in the Eastern United State has taken over, the Lambert has fallen behind the scenes a bit. Outside of a national championship, this used to be the most coveted trophy in WVU football.
Considering the number of fine seasons WVU has had over the last several years, it is kind of surprising that we haven't won this thing since 1993. That just gives us one more idea of how special an accomplishment this is, and how difficult it is to achieve. So even though I'm a bit late, I would like to congratulate the Mountaineers. We are truly the beast of the east.
It should also be noted that WVU is currently ranked 7th in the nation for the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup at the conclusion of the fall sports season. Basically, this is the all-sports championship for the NCAA, and is a great honor. In layman's terms, WVU athletics as a whole are ranked 7th in the country right now. That's not too shabby for an athletic department that is as wretched as ours supposedly is. More information can be found on WVU's Scout.com website, and the here is your link.
Can we please stop saying that Bill Stewart can't recruit. This can't be more wrong. Stewart and the defensive line coach were known as the best recruiters on RR staff. Stewart is responsible for most of the talent on the offense. People are stupid to think that the head coach is out there getting all of these recruits. Dick Rod was too busy trying to make money off high school coaches trying to learn his zone read. Bill Stewart is extremely connected in college football being that he has had many stops over his 30 yr career. And yes he has far more connections than RR ever had.
That being said, the coaching hires are amazing. The defensive staff is a true all-star team. Every coach has been a successful d=coordinator for many years. Every coach said that they came back to be in home and work with Bill Stewart. It's not just that his players will walk through fire for him, but all of his friends and colleagues will too. Plus they are all life-long friends and egos like Dick Rod's will not be a factor.
Dunlap has worked with talent like Freeney and Mario williams and is known for getting the most of out his players and show casing their strengths. Lockwood is known as one of the best recruiters in the country and is very innovative. Beatty said that he plans on creating a pipeline from VA where he coached and knows all of the current H.S. players coming out. WV will now be able to tap into the talent in VA that VT has been living off of for all of their success.
Doc Holliday is a true gift from God. Who would have thought we would have 2 head coaches that everyone wanted. (What's next Bowden will coach quaterbacks?) Combine that with Doc being known as the best recruiter in Florida and WVU is truely rolling.
If the Fiesta Bowl is any indication, I don't think WVU fans will have to puke on bubble screens and Pat White up the middle every other play. Bill Stewart was more diversified than they have been all year. He threw down field. He called runs out of the I formation that went for TD's. Most of all when WVU had a big lead he went for the throat and threw a bomb to Gonzales. Tito scored with tears in his eyes because RR told him to leave because he wasn't any good. WVU did not site on the ball for 3 qtrs and pray they didn't lose like the Sugar Bowl. People forget that Stewart has many years as a O-coordinator and called many plays in the bowl not McGee. With Coach Rod, the O-coodinator is a title only because he checked out of or called all of the plays because of his ego. He also never admitted to making a mistake even after he only ran 3 plays against Pitt. He never gives another team or coach credited when he is totally out coached and his team is not prepared. Under Stewart, assistants will be able to show case skills and will have imput instead of being overrided on all of their calls. I don't think we will see uncontroled temper tantrums from Bill or him peeing down his leg in fear as he tries not to lose against subpar competition.
Congrats to you Bill Stewart you have done nothing but amaze the nation since you have taken the reins and I hope your success continues. I am sure we will not hear much about this great coaching staff or everything that Stewart is putting together on ESPN. They tear down WVU every chance they get. A team that has finished in the top 10 for 3 straight years and beat the Big 12 and SEC champs in BCS games and they get no respect. Coach Dick Rod leaving could be the best thing in the long run and mark the start of WVU's true dominance. What's the worst thing that could happen? Lose 2 games a year and choke in the only 1 or 2 big games WVU plays. Let's go Mountaineers.
I am pleased to announce that Toe Blake will be occasionally submitting new posts to LGDSB. I've known this guy for a long time, and he's very opinionated about his WVU sports. He also hated RR before he left, and that's a pre-requisite to get any airtime on this website. Look for some new things soon from Mr. Blake. Like today soon.
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