Say "84% wrong" to a
Three years ago, the Mountaineers experienced what the Bearcats are going through now as head coach Rich Rodriguez bolted for
"It would be totally disingenuous if I said that walking into the stadium that night that I thought that West Virginia was going to have a chance to win the game," Caridi told me recently. "Not only did they have to play a game without their head coach, but it was against an
Football fans across the country agreed with the WVU announcer.
"There was an ESPN poll where fans voted on who would win the game and it looked like a presidential map with the red states and the blue states," Caridi recalled. "84% of the nation picked
"When you first walk into the football facility at West Virginia, a photo of that sign is located to your immediate left and it is blown up to a huge size," Caridi said. "That underscores defying all the odds when you're told that you can't do something. I would think that would have to be the number one victory in school history. It's the highest-ranked team that they have even beaten and then you have to consider the situation that they were put into. And they not only beat them, they thumped them. So I think that would probably be the number one victory - this is my 26th season, and without question, in my 26 years that's the biggest."
ESPN.com is once again giving fans the opportunity to make their online bowl picks (you can vote on the Sugar Bowl here). As of December 22nd, nearly 70,000 people had voted and 67% pick
That comes as no surprise to Mardy Gilyard.
"Even at 12-0 we've got people asking us, 'Do you think you can compete with
The Bearcats goal is to hoist the Sugar Bowl trophy after the game.
Holding up a sign that says "67% wrong" would be nice too.
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