in both the losses thus far, they totally panicked in-game and went to an offense that they couldn't pull off. instead of sticking to what they do well and hoping to grind their way back into the game, they threw out the gameplan in both games. defensively, they are all over the board, moving guys around and trying different looks. offensively, this news about the o-line is perplexing. the idea is to get your best 5 on the field at the same time and get them to work cohesively as a unit. how is that happening right now? this goes back to the much maligned player groupings too. this isn't some complex frankenstein monster built in a lab. it is football. even in this era, it still comes down to blocking and tackling. superior athletes usually produce superior results. they are overthinking this thing. they are over-coaching this thing. they are running scared. blocking and tackling, guys. defense, ball control, and special teams, guys. fundamentals! you'll win a lot of games that way. the fact that we are still hearing about them searching for the right mix of players and that they are continuing to "simplify" the offense and defense tells you everything you need to know. they are throwing **** up against the wall and hoping any of it will stick. that ain't coaching. here's a gameplan for wvu. they are faster, more athletic, deeper, and better coached than CU right now. so, here's a plan... 1. run the ball. run the ball from the i-formation. run it like you actually know how to execute a running offense. run that stupid wildcat formation. it gives you an extra blocker so why the hell not? at least you'll be committed to doing something that increases your chance to run successfully. quit rotating rbs. find a guy and see if you can ride him. if he ain't getting it done or needs a breather, then go to the next guy. 2. stretch the field. while you are so focused on the run, the defense is going to start keying it. that should allow for some opportunities down the field. but, that means you need guys who can actually run. put your fastest wrs on the field. fastest. forget who knows the playbook and all that. play the fastest guys (and mcknight too-- he's proven he deserves to be on the field). 3. make something happen on special teams. attack when you are getting the ball. and make sure you are fundamentally sound when you aren't attacking. don't lose the game on special teams, but put yourself in a position where you might win it on special teams. 4. stop the run. wvu lives and dies by its ability to run the ball. key it. focus on it. be fundamentally sound. good tackling and focus on keeping your assignments. 5. play your most athletic dbs. you need speed out there. the wvu passing game isn't the most polished out there but they have guys. you need to try to match their athleticism. sure, some assignments might get blown, but you are already keying the run. if you are going to go man up against them, at least put guys in with the athleticism to make a play. that's it.