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Stargate 2008

The title of this article does not reflect my love for science fiction movies that are eventually made into TV shows. No, no, and no. Rather, it is in reference to our recruiting haul so far this season. While we have not been scoring 5 star guys like Heastie and Boyd, the depth and potential we are collecting is unheard of for WVU at this point. We willland at least 4 more 4 or 5 star guys by signing day.

The new coaches are seemingly recruiting Gods. If they target a player, we are guaranteed to be in the mix. We no longer have to pray for 5 star kids to fall into our lap. With these coaches, we can EXPECT 5 star recruits year after year.

What is that you say? We don't need 4 or 5 star guys to win...just look at White, Slaton, and Schmitt. That is a very valid point, but look at Marshall these days. They got lucky with a couple unheralded QB recruits and haven't had success since.

Do you want to become Marshall? Hell no, I don't either. That would be like getting the head cheerleader naked and then blowing your load before penetration. I want to win a damn national championship, not fall off the map after a few years of success.

There is a reason USC and Ohio State consistently win football games. No, not paying players. And no, not playing in weak conferences, either. They consistently land 4 and 5 star talent (Ed. note: Charley West also consistently lands 4 and 5 star talent, in bed).

This coach staff is going to take us taking us to the next level, talent-wise. The question is: can they coach'em up and turn talent into results on the field? I sure damn hope so. Lord knows we don't want to become Pitt either.