The more positive and supportive we can be at our program at a time where it’s necessary, the better our program will be. If we don’t perform well on the football field, turn the ball over, or we couldn’t stop a team or get off the field on 3rd down, or give up five or six plays…am I saying that people shouldn’t say "Boy, they were awful today?" No, I mean, it is what it is on the field, but you support the program or you don’t support the program. And if you have any questions, hopefully through the media outlets that we have, people can answer. Part of my job is to educate everyone on exactly the direction of the program and I have to do a very good job of that.
— Eyeandeer posted a link to Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician where Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said the above in an interview just after he was hired. Granted, he was saying this in the light of taking the helm of a storied program that had been decimated. My great fear is that we move on from Stewart, and hire a Greg Robinson, who, no doubt, made a lot of Syracuse alums miss Paul Pasqualoni. So, offensive ineptitude aside, I support the Mountaineer program. The more I think about it, the more I think about a text I got from my brother in the first quarter, which read: "We are in for a war. Syracuse is hungry and hitting hard." I am worried that our offense did not match Syracuse's intensity. Our defense certainly did in the second half, and I feel for those kids.