How About Some Love For WVU

David KuykendallCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2008

I have been watching college football very closely this year and I have heard a lot of things that make me go huh?

First off, my article is on the disrespect that WVU is getting from the media and sportscasters; not only is is it unfair, but most of it is inaccurate.

1. WVU returns most of both defense and offense with a more experienced coaching staff than last year's team.

2. WVU has not one but two Heisman contenders on the team with realistic chances of winning.

3. People have bashed the Mountaineers for being in the BE but with the power slump in the SEC and PAC-10 the BE is more talented than most think. With two teams ranked and three receiving votes it's just a weekend away from having three to five teams in the top 25 standings.

4 While WVU has a first year BCS coach it can also be said that that they have a seasoned assisting staff and a great returning team that is overlooked in a lot of polling and comments.

With Doc Holiday and Jeff Casteel as the two wingmen, not many teams have the advantage of having three coaches qualified to be a head coach.

5. Many believe the defense is going to struggle and have a tough time being as good as they were last year, and I agree; but what some don't realize is though you would like to have a perfect team, its unrealistic to think that an imperfect defense will make this an 8-4 team and is unfair to judge that way.

In the end all my fellow Mountaineers and I want is a little respect that 3 straight January bowl wins and a 33-5 record over the last 3 years has gotten teams like USC and LSU. All we want is some love.