Many thanks to our SB brothers at The Smoking Musket, and contributor Country Roads in particular, for taking the time to answer a few of my stupid questions about our upcoming tilt with the Red Bull Express. My apologies for not asking any good "Dana" questions, I guess I was too focused on football...and mascots...and couch burning...
You can find our responses to their much more articulate inquiry here.
1. It's been an up and down journey so far in the Big 12 for West Virginia. How has the fan base embraced the move from the Big East, and are you sensing a budding rivalry with anyone in particular?
As for a budding rivalry, I think it's going to take some time before we know. I lump us in with you guys, Texas Tech, K-State and TCU (and maybe to a lesser extent Iowa State and Baylor) when it comes to the size and passion of our fan bases, so I could see something sparking up with any one of those schools. Rivalries seem to take time to develop when schools play a series of great games with a lot at stake. That kind of happened with WVU and Louisville when the Cardinals first joined the Big East, and I could see the same thing transpiring in the Big 12, I just don't know with whom yet.