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Made in the Shade
November 29, 2008 - John Mehno
I don't cover college football, don't really follow it much, don't watch a lot of it, don't even have a phone number for Beano Cook. Unbelievable, I know.
So I'm about as detached as you can get, with no absolutely rooting interest.
I caught up with the West Virginia-Pitt game in the second half, and here's the amazing thing. The Panthers' only real option was to give the ball to LeSean (Shady) McCoy. If I knew that, WVU had to know it. Yet they couldn't stop him. He was running like a man possessed, like it was his personal mission to make Pitt win the game. He's an impressive player. There was one run where he didn't find an opening, so he went outside. When that lane closed, he went even further outside and got yards on a play that probably should have been stuffed.
I have no idea if he's NFL-ready, which is my friend Ron Cook's present obsession. I hope he is staying at Pitt. He could make me watch more games.
Coming up in my next Mirror column: Why the rest of the NFL fans have a higher opinion of Bill Cowher than Steelers fans do, and my take on the Pirates signing two pitchers from India.