MORGANTOWN - Odds and ends and a few things I think I think while hoping that Truck Bryant's "fans'' aren't going a bit overboard:
But then comes news that late Saturday/early Sunday Bryant was the victim in an incident outside a downtown Morgantown bar. What his injuries were police aren't saying, but they were called by someone else to the scene and found Bryant injured.
Whatever happened, Bryant refused medical treatment and apparently isn't filing charges. But don't you have to hope two things?
One is that Bryant himself is smart enough to stay out of situations that might get him in trouble in the wee hours of the morning.
And two is that some moron didn't pick a fight or hit him because he didn't play well.
And why should he be? Take your time and get the right guys. Spring practice is still a month away, recruiting is at its most leisurely period of the calendar year and coaches aren't allowed to coach right now anyway.
As for potential candidates, well, who knows? But two
At this point, of course, the absence of a schedule just 51/2 months before practice begins has nothing to do with West Virginia and it's two-step with the Big East. Putting WVU into the mix was done long ago. The thought was that the whole thing wasn't announced because the Big 12 didn't want to ruffle the Big East's feathers, even though both sides knew how it was going to turn out.
It's called diplomacy, right?