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TTU DB: WVU was ‘by far the cockiest… team I have ever seen’

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West Virginia went into Lubbock last Saturday ranked as the fifth-best team in the country according to the Associated Press. They slumped out a few hours later looking like the fifth-best team in the Big 12. At best.

Texas Tech stuffed the Mountaineers and their high-scoring offense, holding WVU to just 14 points. Red Raiders defensive back Cody Davis recorded 13 tackles in the game and surpassed 300 tackles for his career. That effort was good enough to get him named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

It was also good enough for him to rub it in against the Big 12 newcomers on his personal blog. Below is an excerpt from a post titled “Bringing the Mountaineers Back Down to Earth” where he calls WVU “by FAR the cockiest and [most] selfish team I have ever seen.”

“I usually don’t say anything bad about opponents, but this was by FAR the cockiest and selfish team I have ever seen on film and in person.  I have played a lot of football too, so I think that says something. From Eugene Smith not shaking hands at the coin toss and waving us off to Tavon Austin doing his strut every single catch he made, they were all about Me, Myself, and I…”

You can read Davis’ full blog post HERE. He doesn’t go into other details about what made the Mountaineers “cocky” and “selfish” other than what’s pasted above, but Davis is certainly direct in the blurb.

Were the Mountaineers too cocky heading into Lubbock? Considering they had won nine straight games dating back to last season, the latest of which was a huge road game in Austin, they at least had reason to be. Also, none of this sounds like WVU was doing anything out of the ordinary. The “me first” attitude is common at this level.

Not that it matters. WVU got embarrassed and needs to go back to the basics if it wants to still be in the mix for a Big 12 championship at the end of the year. In that regard, yes, the Mountaineers were brought back down to Earth.

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38 Responses to “TTU DB: WVU was ‘by far the cockiest… team I have ever seen’”
  1. inconsonance says: Oct 15, 2012 11:00 PM

    It’s a shame that Tommy Tuberville’s too much of a pussy to lock this little prick in an electrical closet. What did he expect them to do? Curtsey and genuflect? Give me a goddamned break. When Texas Tech can do well on the regular, maybe then he’ll have the right to gloat and talk smack. Right now? They beat a team with zero defense. Way to go, fellas.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:03 PM

    The big 12 doesn’t have a championship at the end of the year. They are collectively too stupid to see how much $$ they could make … If they had one.

  3. drummerhoff says: Oct 15, 2012 11:17 PM

    Read “Swing Your Sword” instead of college kid’s blogs and you’ll understand confidence (or what some will view as cocky) is key to the AirRaid offense.

  4. thepancreas says: Oct 15, 2012 11:33 PM

    Give West Virginia a break.

    They live in West Virginia. Let that sink in.

  5. kylej866 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:45 PM

    What a whiney bitch. Everyone celebrates its college football That’s part of the game.
    I love how Texas tech wins one big game against a team without a defense and they think they locked in a spot in the national title race

  6. gopokes0714 says: Oct 16, 2012 12:21 AM

    a lot of sore losers on here.

    How was he “talking smack”? he said WVU is more arrogant than other teams. Could it not be true? or do you really think every team is the same?

    Think about it, what is his motivation for saying after they snatched the life out of them? typically when you leave your opponent for dead you don’t feel the need to pile on, unless they have really pissed you off.

    He should sit back and relax. The entire nation watched you break their spirit. Whatever cockiness there once was has been washed away leaving only shame.

  7. latchbeam says: Oct 16, 2012 1:32 AM

    Stay classy, Cody!

  8. inconsonance says: Oct 16, 2012 3:21 AM

    @thepancreas – Aren’t you just adorable? Fuck you with a rake.

    @gopokes0714 – I think that this silly bitch is trying to milk the win over WVU as much as possible for as long as possible. They won. Nothing further to discuss. Instead of banging his sausage fingers on his keyboard to craft a blog post, perhaps he ought to get ready for his next game. How hypocritical is it to haughtily cast aspersions upon his now former opponents? Way to lay claim to the moral high ground, dick.

  9. giantrealist says: Oct 16, 2012 6:41 AM

    Cody is a class act and superior athlete. He holds himself and his teammates to a higher standard than WV players and fans appear to hold themselves.

  10. effjohntaylornorelation says: Oct 16, 2012 7:40 AM

    West Virginia, hahahahahaha! Thepancreas is right.

  11. mrlaloosh says: Oct 16, 2012 7:59 AM

    Better watch out! That flat-faced toothless trailer trash from West Virginia will find out where you live and Burn your Couch!! Air raid? That’s a good one.

  12. jefferythedudelebowski says: Oct 16, 2012 8:25 AM


  13. thepancreas says: Oct 16, 2012 9:01 AM

    inconsonance— Don’t start bringing your family’s favorite games into this discussion.

    Leave that at the door.

    For some reason, I’m thinking, “Fucking with a Rake” is called Saturday in West Virginia.

    Am I right? Or is that Sundays?

  14. florida727 says: Oct 16, 2012 9:43 AM

    inconsonance says:
    Oct 15, 2012 11:00 PM
    It’s a shame that Tommy Tuberville’s too much of a pussy to lock this little prick in an electrical closet.


    Guess we know who you’re a fan of. Maybe YOU should be locked in an electrical closet.

    Not surprising. Geno Smith’s snub of tradition shows what a classless individual he is. The worst of enemies shakes hands at the coin toss. Smith’s “wave off” shows he’s all about himself. Couldn’t be more happy that they’ve seen their national title hopes get blown up in their arrogant faces. Scoreboard, baby.

  15. wvucolumbus says: Oct 16, 2012 10:25 AM

    We’re an extremely confident team….no doubt. This wouldn’t be a story if WVU didn’t get slaughtered. I guarantee you these guys were just as “cocky” against UT, Baylor and Maryland. Nothing to see here…..

  16. hatrhurter says: Oct 16, 2012 10:32 AM

    for them to strut after any play was ridiculous after seeing them BARELY beat both texas and baylor. good teams don’t eek out wins when they’ve scored 40 points already.

  17. deucez2 says: Oct 16, 2012 11:27 AM

    Geni Smith and Austin showed me all I needed to see about their character in Austin. WV played a hard fought game and came out on top yet these two ass clowns didn’t let their play speak for itself. Instead, they wanted to turn around behind the bench, throw horns down with one hand and flip off the fans with the other.

    When is the last time you heard about two Heisman candidates publicly behaving that way?

  18. connectionsnlp says: Oct 16, 2012 11:48 AM

    No worries…KSU will take care of them shortly, and if any arrogance is remaining, OU will finish the job in November…

  19. abrellbama says: Oct 16, 2012 12:24 PM

    To answer inconsonance question: I think he expected the hand shake at the coin toss which only shows good sportsmanship. The HC should have given him an earful for being so disrespectful. I don’t care how “cocky” you want to get on the field, you should still show respect. Karma is not a good thing. When you get over confident, there is always someone or something that will bring you back down to earth. WVU got theirs Saturday.

  20. packerbadger says: Oct 16, 2012 1:02 PM

    I hear banjo’s.
    I see family trees that are stumps.

  21. theuglitruth says: Oct 16, 2012 1:03 PM

    It’s a 60 minute game WVU…not a dance contest. 60 minutes.

  22. gopokes0714 says: Oct 16, 2012 1:09 PM


    I think this behavior actually stems from the Head Coach. They wouldn’t dare be so outwardly cocky unless they knew it was encouraged.

    Holgerson is a genius on offense, but he is also an egomaniac. Honestly I am surprised that in today’s day and age (with the renewed focus on ethics) he was given the reigns so quickly. I wonder what will bite WVU in the ass first, defense or scandal? He comes across as one of those guys you take the good with the bad…. as long as you are winning.

    I’m not just saying this to say it either. When he was in Stillwater, there was always something to him that he seemed to be hiding. A more sinister side that he seemed to struggle with. I mean a guy living in a Hotel with a diet that primarily consists of Redbull and alcohol, isn’t exactly the role model you want in a head coach, well… unless your are Hillbilly U. The best part of Holgerson is his playbook. Once we had that I don’t think Gundy was too sad to see him go.

    Bill Stewart is a guy that truly loved his university. I believe the reason that situation crumbled so quickly is that he saw who he was being replaced with. He is a smart guy, he knew he was out. There was no saving his job so why fight it? Because he couldn’t cope with who his beloved university was hiring. Like a girl in love, Stewart saw what he wanted to see in WVU. He just couldn’t cope with what WVU was clearly saying, “As long as we win, we don’t care how it’s done”. Bill Stewart wasn’t trying to save his job, he was trying to save his university.

  23. gopokes0714 says: Oct 16, 2012 1:14 PM

    CFT needs an edit feature. I want to ad…

    Holgerson has the potential (not that he will, just potential) to destroy a program. And just to be clear I am not equating him to a monster like Sandusky. More like a morally questionable Petrino.

  24. gopokes0714 says: Oct 16, 2012 1:18 PM

    ughh… please an edit feature: add….

  25. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 16, 2012 2:39 PM

    Did anyone see Geno Smith after the game and was a question, a good question by the journalist, and just say, “that’s a stupid question.”
    And pout !! Geno you aint no RGIII!!!

  26. gopokes0714 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:53 PM

    The RGIII comparison has always been ridiculous.

    RGIII was made in a Nike football science center. How else do you explain world class track speed, career completion acuracy near 70% with a phenomenal deep ball? Then you combine that with class president, deans list, graduating early, Master’s Degree brains and you get what could be the greatest talent and potential to ever step onto a football field. Ever.

  27. mpw77 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:53 PM

    I’m from West Virginia and now living in Oklahoma its funny to here all the toothless,trailer trash jokes from people who don’t even know West Virginia is a state.Yes WV has trailers about the same amount as Texas&Oklahoma.Yes they lost a game & would you be Mr Friendly if you constantly had to here hillbilly&trailer trash.

  28. grilldoggy says: Oct 16, 2012 11:23 PM

    well put. if you want to go far, don’t believe your own hype, maybe just continue improving, and competing

  29. 7nationals says: Oct 17, 2012 5:41 PM

    Welcome to the Big XII W Virginia. Where any Team can beat any other Team on any given Saturday. I can’t count the number of times we have been over-confident going into a game and somebody jump up and beat us with far less talent.

    I personally think TTU defense is being way overlooked in the context of this story. I can see how WV would be cocky coming into this game, Its their first year in the Big Leagues. Now they know.

  30. buckeyesoldier8 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    @inconsonance. They can brag and rub it in as much as they want cuz they also SHUT DOWN your O. Can you say BRAXTON MILLER FOR HEISMAN! Im not one to be an asshole but Dub V fans need to get their nose out of their own asses and realize that theyre in a real football conference now and teams won’t roll over and die like the big east. ya the B1G is having a down year but the big east had a down century :) . now you join the big boys and it won’t be a walk in the park anymore. TIP- RECRUIT A DEFENCE!

  31. greggatx says: Oct 18, 2012 10:31 AM

    I think both Texas and WVU were both physically and mentally exhausted from their game the week before. That’s is why they both got blown away! Hopefully both teams will recover for this weeks games. Hook’em Horns!!

  32. slk018 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    HAHA Love it!!
    CFB outside of the SEC is meaningless nowadays.
    All these teams get ranked high (WVU, USC, etc) all suck and cant play defense.

    Lets just ahve a playoff with Bama, UF, LSU, South Carolina, or UGA in there somewhere. They are all better than every other team in the country except Oregon.

    I cant wait for you slow ten morons to tell me Ohio State is good, or some idiot tell me Notre Dame is good (They woulda lost to Stanford if their horrible QB didnt hurt)

  33. gopokes0714 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:18 PM

    ^ lol, this guy. :rollseyes:

  34. gopokes0714 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:19 PM

    isn’t the SEC struggling to stay above .500 with the Sun Belt this year?

  35. slk018 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    You clowns dont get it do you. Out of the 6 best teams in the country 5 are in the SEC…If they didnt play eachotehr they would all go undefeated..
    Heres a list for you dumb azzez to get it

    South Carolina

  36. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Oct 19, 2012 1:37 PM

    Alabama doesn’t even play South Carolina, Florida, or Georgia this year OR next.

    Enough with the FCS opponents bama, I want to watch a good game.

  37. bamanation says: Oct 22, 2012 10:38 AM

    Why do we have to stoop to the “trailer trash, banjos, and family trees” crap in order to make a point? I’m all for a good joke about the other team come game time, but let’s be real…know enough about what you’re talking about regarding teams, players, stats, etc. to get your point across without the ignorant stereotyping, please.

    @goodellisruiningtheleague – It’s funny that Alabama’s schedule is relevent enough to be mentioned in a WVU thread. Bama fans would enjoy seeing the Tide play SC, FL, and UGA as much as the next guy, but as we all know, there’s a rotation factor in scheduling that unfortunately fans have no control over. But Bama’s next 3 games? Miss St., LSU, and Texas A&M. Three consecutive games against opponents that are ranked very similar to the 3 you mentioned above. So tune in and hopefully you’ll catch that good game you’re wanting to see.

  38. grilldoggy says: Oct 28, 2012 1:03 PM

    If West Virginia played Baylor every week, Geno Smith could pad his stats and win the Heisman convincingly. But in the real world, egos run wild and people make fools of themselves. Sound familiar?

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