MORGANTOWN - Greg Schiano is probably better equipped than anyone to document West Virginia's rise to prominence in the Big East.
After all, he's seen it first hand.
The Rutgers coach has battled West Virginia in each of his previous 10 years at the school. He's the only coach who has faced the Mountaineers that frequently during the last decade.
And he's never won. Not once. The guy is 0-10.
That's three different WVU coaches who have beaten him - Don Nehlen, Rich Rodriguez and Bill Stewart. He will face a fourth, Dana Holgorsen, when the teams meet Saturday in Piscataway, N.J.
The players have changed many times over. He's seen six different starting quarterbacks - Brad Lewis, Rasheed Marshall, Adam Bednarik, Pat White, Jarrett Brown and Geno Smith. Brown even beat Rutgers once as a backup when the game was for a potential BCS bowl berth (although neither team wound up getting it).
Schiano has lost by embarrassingly lopsided scores (a combined 120-7 in his first two tries) and in agonizing fashion (the game Brown won as a backup went to three overtimes).
Yet if you try to pin Schiano down on just what it is that has allowed West Virginia to dominate the series so thoroughly, his answer is ridiculously simple.
"No,'' he said when asked if he had an explanation, "other than they beat us.''
Oh, and how West Virginia has beaten Rutgers.
It's not just Schiano, of course. It would be unfair to tag him with all the responsibility. Rutgers has lost 16 straight to West Virginia. It is 4-32-2 all-time against WVU and 0-17 in Morgantown.
The Scarlet Knights have lost when they would finish a season with 11 wins (11-2 in 2006, 41-39 in three overtimes) and with 11 losses (0-11 in 1997, 48-0 and 1-11 in 2002, 40-0). Rutgers has lost when the Mountaineers were very good (three straight 11-win seasons in which only the overtime game was close) and very bad (3-8 in 2001, by a ridiculous 80-7 score).