10 Reasons Mountaineers Flop in 2009

neil SaftContributor IAugust 21, 2009

10 Reasons Mountaineers Flop in 2009

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 1: Fans of the West Virginia Mountaineers watch the game during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Milan Puskar Stadium on December 1, 2007 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

#10: Road Games

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    MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  The Florida Gators arrive by bus before the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

#9: A Kicking Game

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  (L-R) Quarterback Patrick White #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers and kicker Pat McAfee #40 celebrate the 79-yard touchdown catch thrown by White to Tito Gonzales #83 in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at the

#8: Secondary Help

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 1: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Pittsburgh Panthers carries the ball during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium on December 1, 2007 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Pittsburgh defeated West Virginia 13

#7: Fans

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 26:  Fans of the West Virginia University Mountaineers cheer on their team during a Big East game against the University of Miami Hurricanes on October 26, 2002 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia . Miami won 40-23.

#6: Smith Injured

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#5: Will the

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 1: Patrick White #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers runs the ball during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Milan Puskar Stadium on December 1, 2007 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

#4: Pass Rush

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 2: Quarterback Mike Teel #14 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights passes the ball against Reed Williams #47 of the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium December 2, 2006 in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virgina won the g

#3: The 'O' Ain't What It Used to Be

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    MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 1: Jarrett Brown #16 of the West Virginia Mountaineers carries the ball during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Milan Puskar Stadium on December 1, 2007 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

#2: In White We Trusted

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 27:  Pat White #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 31-30 after the Meineke Car Care Bowl on December 27, 2008 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Phot

#1: Fear This Leader

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 27:  Head coach Bill Stewart of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks at the scoreboard during their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bank of America Stadium on December 27, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by
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