It wants the university to "release the entire football coaching staff of their duties'' and to "Give the fan[s] of West Virginia University football team a formal apology for events that transpired this season.''
The group claims to have more than 40,000 signatures on a petition.
I understand your anger. But demanding that the football program essentially be blown up and built again? Not exactly a well-measured starting point in fan-vs.-university relations.
Let's face it, the guy is being paid a ton of money to build WVU's football program. At least at the start he has to be given the freedom to do that as he sees fit. And given that he's but 19 months into the job, that still qualifies as the beginning.
I'm not sure, though, that getting rid of every native West Virginian in the program is the best public relations move Holgorsen could make right now as the fan base fractures. Holgorsen couldn't care less about PR, but that's probably one reason - dwarfed by that 2-6 record in the last eight games, of course - he's not high on so many fans' lists.
The bottom line, of course, is that these moves he's making have to work and they have to work fast. A guy who doesn't care what people think of him can still be called a great head coach, right Chip Kelly? But a coach who rubs people the wrong way and doesn't win is soon again called a coordinator.
The NCAA also keeps defensive records. It has records for tackles and things like forced fumbles and passes defended. It has a record for passes intercepted by a linebacker. Really.
And not a single one of those records is actively audited by the NCAA. It's all up to the schools to submit. And schools are notorious for a wide range of interpretations on what constitutes a tackle, a solo tackle or an assisted tackle. The NCAA basically sets the guidelines and the takes the schools' word.
So why not take a school's word for rushing yards by a quarterback? West Virginia can attest to the fact that Pat White never played a position other than quarterback. Michigan cannot do the same for Denard Robinson.
So just do the right thing and ask.
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