The recent scandal involving sophomore cornerback Kerry Martin, Jr. and West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning is truly unfortunate for everyone involved. The team, the university, the state, the players, Koenning, the fans, everyone.
With that said, many West Virginia fans have contacted The Voice over the past couple of days to express their thoughts and feelings. Several have supported Martin for speaking up, many have expressed displeasure with him for hurting the program, and unfortunately there have been supporters of the football program that have said that they will no longer support the team if Koenning is fired.
This is, of course, ludicrous. Fans and supporters of the team should trust Shane Lyons, who has been nothing short of remarkable in his role as the Athletic Director for the Mountaineers, to make a decision that is best for the university, our state and the the West Virginia football program.
West Virginians are better than this. Don’t allow your archaic, old-fashioned political views and opinions to get in the way of what matters most…Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer.