Bailey Interested in Returning to WVU

West Virginia’s Wide Receiver’s Coach Xavier Dye left for the same position at the University of South Florida, leaving the Mountaineers with a coaching void.  Head Coach Neal Brown sent out a message on Twitter following the news, saying that the search for a new wide receivers coach has already begun.

Brown’s Tweet announcing that he’s looking for a “dynamic teacher to lead our talented young wide receiver core” led us to immediately think of former West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey as the obvious choice to replace Dye.

I spoke with Bailey this morning and he is very interested in the position.  Bailey told me, “It’s definitely something I would consider.  I figure that my life’s mission is to spread positive energy and impact the lives of people that I come into contact with.  I’d love to coach the wide outs and give them every tool that I’ve ever learned to be a great receiver.”

Although Bailey doesn’t have any formal experience in the coaching ranks, he is one of the best receivers in West Virginia history and played in the National Football League.  When I asked Bailey about his lack of experience, he replied, “Obviously there’s a lot that goes into coaching so I’d need to iron out the details on what all goes into the job.  I’ve never had the actual position of receiver coach anywhere, but I do know my stuff.  I’m sure there’s so much more that goes into it and whatever I do I want to be the best so I’ll figure it out.”

Bailey has paid close attention to the current WVU receiver corps and knows the incredible talent that he would oversee.  “I’ve been paying attention to the boys.  I take full pride into perfecting craft.  I’ll have those boys up at 4:30AM catching the football.”

Regardless of what happens, Bailey appreciates all of the love from the West Virginia fans.   “I see all the love I’m receiving from Mountaineer Nation and it’s very refreshing.  I love my West Virginia folks and would love to make it happen.  I said a prayer about it last night to try and figure out if this is something God wants me to do.  It’s a door that’s wide open and I’m an available guy.”

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