"Look," Hogan said, "we've got a four-year contract. Somewhere we'll probably get a good look at Notre Dame. We want a team, though, in which I can look the athletic director in the eye and say, 'You deserve to be here.' "
I know there's not a lot of sympathy in the Mountain State for Pitt, but one has to feel for Panthers defensive end Greg Romeus, who was projected as one of the best NFL prospects at his position.
Romeus, last season's Big East co-defensive player of the year, returned to the field last week after missing seven games following lower back surgery. Then, in the Panthers' loss to Connecticut, he tore an ACL and is done for the season.
There wasn't a whole bunch Cincinnati coach Butch Jones could say after his team's 37-10 loss to West Virginia. Something he did say this week, however, was one of the Bearcats' four turnovers in the game shouldn't have been called so. He pointed to the muffed punt near the start of the game that was given to WVU.
"Looking at the video replay, it didn't even hit our guy," Jones said. "It hit a West Virginia player."
And finally . . .
For those unaware, the end of the Tevita Finau saga is finally being written. As WVU fans know, Finau was the highly regarded recruit that signed with the Mountaineers, oh, let's say more than once before dropping out of sight. The word is he simply couldn't get in the school.
Well, he could get into Utah. He's playing as a junior this season for the Utes and is listed as a backup at left defensive end. He's played in six games and started one at right end versus TCU.
His stats? Two solo tackles and two assisted tackles.
Another recruiting lesson we've learned.