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Waiting for the Fall: A Decade of Dreams, Drama and West Virginia University Football Paperback – March 13, 2012
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Most fans will probably be most interested in the Fiesta Bowl aftermath. Your suspicions of the hiring of Bill Stewart are probably true and very disappointing that adults are capable of such stupid decisions.
One of the things that's frustrating with sports coverage these days is that ESPN will put out an opinion, everyone on the network will agree with it, and then your buddies will randomly bring up the same topic (and opinion) in conversation later. This book spits in the face of that notion, as it starts off with a foreward by Mike Patrick giving his strong opinion on a subject, and then spends almost 300 pages (and an editor's note) going against it. I love that. As with most Mountaineer fans, we all want the team to win, but hardly any of us agrees on anything else.
Going beyond the Bill Stewart issues, there are many things in Waiting For the Fall that are enjoyable to read even though they are not bombshells.Read more ›
For all readers of his daily column or blog, this is classic Mike Casazza. In "Waiting for the Fall", Mike does a great job of sorting out a complex series of events, facts, rumors, half-truths, and outright lies into the most complete recap of the last roller coaster decade in Mountaineer Football. As some of the other reviewers have stated there is not a lot of new information in the book but takes all of the information and puts it in an easy to follow storyline that sorts out the facts from the fiction.
Thanks Mike and keep up the good work!
If you're a Mountaineer fan, this book is a must. If you're not, but a fan of college football this is still a good buy.
Insightfully titled, the book chronicles the WVU football program beginning at the end of Coach Nehlen's career, and accurately describes how many fans feel about West Virginia football and the emotional roller-coaster it never lets us exit. The text reminds everyone that WVU is the winningest Division I football program (#15 all-time) without a national championship!
The team's history, detailed in this book, explains why I sat nervously awaiting the second half of the Orange Bowl, worrying that the Mountaineers might find a way to lose despite a 49-20 halftime lead.
The book documents the demise, deception and departure of Coach Rich Rodriguez, the elevation and eventual exit of Coach Bill Stewart, as well as the ascension and acceptance of Coach Dana Holgorsen.
I encourage all West Virginia fans to read "Waiting for the Fall", and don't wait till the Fall to do so!
Dr. Stanley E. Toompas, Optometrist
and Author of "I'm the One the Other Isn't"
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How can anyone not love a book by the exceptionally talented Mike Casazza?Published 8 months ago by whitneyfinch
This book is weak. Mike Casazza does cater to his audience, and this may be the only book West Virginia students will read in their semester before community college. Read morePublished 10 months ago by nicholas trageser
I had been wanting to read this book for awhile. In the offseason I'm always starving for anything Mountaineer football related. Read morePublished on April 10, 2014 by sapper31
This book is an accurate depiction and a window into the mind of Mountaineer fans and Appalachian fatalism.
The writing is good, a little tangent-y (is that a word? Read more
If you aren't a die hard fan, you might learn something new from this book. If you followed these events at the time, there isn't really anything new here. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by rcmoss
My husband loved this book and even passed on some of his favorite TV shows to read it cover to cover.Published on April 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer