As a Mountaineer fan, sadly this team just doesn't have the tools to make Geno look all that great outside of himself. He has the tools and this year they seemingly have come together. I have fully admitted that I was not a huge fan until this season, but I have to admit that I may have been critiquing his play based on an inflated opinion of this team as a whole his entire career.
I along with a state full of fans has underestimated the Big 12 talent wise and the divide between it and the Big East. I went into the season with guarded optimism thinking WVU could finish close to the top and completely missed.
I've also come to the conclusion that those comparing this team to Baylor last year or even RGIII is a bit unreasonable. Geno and RGIII simply are not that similar in playing style or athleticism, Geno is no slouch but RGIII is a special kind of athlete. Geno has the tools to match him in the passing game, but its not close running wise.
And this team isn't as good as Baylor last year. This WV team is young and thin at skill positions and hasn't yet caught up with the Big 12.
Holgerson hasn't figured out what's wrong with the offense and while Deforrest and the D finally had a decent game, special teams and inconsistency on offense let them down. Holgerson has yet to live up to his pedigree offensively speaking for any amount of time and is still growing as a HC.