It will be interesting to see, however, what happens after the season. Luck has said he wants accountability. It will be surprising if some of Dana Holgorsen's coaches aren't fired.
My response: absolutely, positively not. Smith has been too good and has represented WVU too well to make such a move at this point. It would be a slap at one of the Mountaineers' finest all-time football performers.
And based on the late-season defections, Holgorsen and company seem to already have team discord with which to deal.
Besides, what - beside one strike thrown against Oklahoma State - makes anyone think Paul Millard is ready for the duty?
And while you're ditching that, attach the Michael Vick talk. The Philadelphia Eagles are likewise 3-6. Neither Vick nor Sanchez are "elite." They won't be. Move on please.
While asking ESPN to retire things, I'm sure Holgorsen wouldn't mind if the World Wide Leader would mothball the "Stare Down" commercial that served the WVU program well early in the season. Oddly, it's been running a lot lately.
You know the one. The punch line has Lee Corso asking Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble, hidden in the corner with a musket, ready to defend his coach, what he's looking at.
It also, though, leads into that with Kirk Herbstreit asking Holgorsen about his defense.
"Yeah," Holgorsen says, "[it's] playing pretty good. I had some new guys step up."
If only . . .
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