Good Things Come to Those Who Are Patient

(Photo by Ben Queen - USA Today)

I won’t sugarcoat it, WVU’s 42-6 loss to Iowa State yesterday hurt. But to quote Skids from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, “it’s supposed to hurt, it’s an ass-kicking’!”

Virtually nothing went right for the Mountaineers in their final road game of the season. Offense was bad, defense was bad, and special teams left a lot to be desired. While it is easy to sit and bicker about the coaches, and place all of the blame on them for this one, I simply won’t. Sure, Neal Brown could’ve had the troops more prepared, but it just wasn’t their night.

Iowa State is a REALLY solid football team. Matt Campbell has certainly left his fingerprint all over that program, and should he decide to leave it will have all of the resources to be successful for the foreseeable future.

Neal Brown wants to build his program in Morgantown to resemble what Campbell has done. He wants the Mountaineers to be competing for conference titles annually, but getting there will be the hard part.

When Brown got to Morgantown, the roster wasn’t in the best shape. His predecessor, Dana Holgorsen, jumped ship when he realized things were getting shaky within the program in hopes for better days in Houston.  Brown chose to come here knowing the situation, and knew that it wouldn’t be an overnight fix.

The Climb was never meant to be easy, but it is still taking place right before our eyes. Neal Brown will have the Mountaineer Football program running like a well-oiled machine eventually, and we’ll have these hard times to look back on to appreciate the good.

Iowa State and West Virginia are just in two completely different spots right now. The gap between the Mountaineers and the top of the conference isn’t as large as one may think. Good things come to those who wait, and good things come to those who Trust the Climb.

There will be better days. It’s not a matter of if, but when.