This week the Mountaineers travel to Idaho for the (probably) last game of this legendary series. Last season App handled Idaho in Boone, but as you’ve seen so far this year the Sun Belt is much improved. This game will be a challenge in part because of the fact that the boys in black and gold will have to take a road trip on the Transcontinental Railroad to…..oh my bad. I’m receiving word that there is in fact an airport in Idaho and they have acquired electricity. Congrats spuds! On to the smack.
1) Paul Petrino is Bobby Petrino’s brother:
Bobby Petrino is one of the most shameful, morally bankrupt, crooked, and fortunate to be employed coaches in all of college football. Infamously, he lost his job at Arkansas because he had a motorcycle wreck with his mistress on the back. Luckily for the public, we will always have this picture.
Prior to his time at Arkansas, Petrino bailed on the Falcons mid season. Warrick Dunn, one of the legitimately great guys in NFL history, called him “classless” and referred to the fact that if he were a recruit he would never trust Petrino. What does ANY of this have to do with Paul? Very little, but if Sly Stallone has to claim Frank and Mark Wahlberg has to claim Donnie then Paul has to own his brother being a huge doucher.
2)Idaho is moving down to FCS:
Unfortunately for the Vandals, as their program has improved their realignment fortunes have not. As referenced last week, Idaho was voted out of the Sun Belt big brother house and attempted to make their case to stay. Throughout their football history they’ve been passed around like a kid with lousy parents that can’t take care of them. The moral of the story is that It sucks being located in the middle of nowhere and have a television and radio market the size of a Charlotte suburb, but somebody decided to put a university there. I have many unanswered questions: Do the coaches’ pay go down to reflect an FCS level budget? Do kids lose scholarships? If a lousy program in the middle of nowhere falls in the NCAA forest does anybody care?
4) Can you be the Vandals when everyone bullies you?
A Vandal implies an outlaw or at a minimum someone that is feared. Idaho is the worst program in any of the bordering states and their most famous football alum Mark “Stink” Schlereth is best known as the guy who used to use the bathroom in his pants in the middle of games.