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Mountaineer Retweet: Big 12 Media Days Day One

The Retweet is back, ready to break down all of the #HOTSLOGANTAKES from the Big 12 Media circus. Let's get to work.

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Welcome back to the Retweet. I'll be stepping out of my basketball twitter-sphere zone of comfort to break down some of the biggest stories hot slogan takes that went down on Day One of Big 12 Media Days.

The Big 12 paid someone an outrageous amount of money to move on from the "One True Champion" fiasco. This is what we ended up with.


Let's move on. Let's talk about some football teams and stuff.

/frantically starts looking for all possible emergency exits

Oh god, this is the worst thing I've ever written.

Okay, I'm going to start this with big, giant capital letters saying that I AM NOT COMPARING 2015 TCU WITH 2012 WEST VIRGINIA. THEY ARE 800 TIMES BETTER AND WOULD BEAT THAT TEAM BY NINE TRILLION POINTS. OKAY.

But this quote made me think about that team. That 2011 WVU team was Holgo's first, and won a BCS game in a way that proved people wrong in the most hilarious, "let's still make Clemson jokes during the 2015 Women's World Cup Final" kind of ways. The 2012 team was the team that had to prove everyone right, and everything was going smoothly until we ran into a dirt storm in Lubbock and everyone died and no one talks about anything else that happened #SinceTexas because no you lost to Syracuse in a baseball stadium.

But, seriously, good luck Frogs. I like you guys, and it sucks to be the team that can't prove everyone right.

Get money, Tyler. In all seriousness, a good season could put Orlosky into early Day Two consideration in 2016.



Holgo went hard with the hyperbole yesterday. We can't beat around the bush with that. But, let's talk about this a little bit.

Holgo has been around some baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (deep breath) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (deep breath) aaaaaaaaaaaaaad defenses.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Was going to put a GIF of that TCU touchdown in the middle here, so you're all welcome because I couldn't find one.

This year's unit is going to be led by veteran playmakers, which has always been a big harbinger of a great WVU defense. There was totally a Casteel Cycle of awful defenses that grew into something amazing when they were all seniors, and we may be getting that this year and that would be awesome.

While the defense thing may be true, the Shelton Gibson part is a lot of hopeful thinking, in my opinion. I'm super pumped about seeing him finally hit the top of a depth chart, but that's some extremely heavy praise and if he can be half of that, we're pretty damn good at WR again.

So we can only be serious about Media Days for so long, so let's all congratulate Kliff for regaining Dreamiest Big 12 Person due to the end of Clint Trickett's reign.

Welp. That's Day One. Media Days are a stupid oasis the middle of the Offseason desert. Enjoy it for what it was and get ready for the Fall. You can't take a damn thing from any of this so let's just appreciate some good one liners.

As always, keep Tweeting, and Let's Go Mountaineers.