There are few things quite as bad as being fired. Being fired a year ahead of time and having to work with your successor almost borders on the bizzarre. Most folks could be blamed for thinking that it wouldn't work.
But so far, so good.
Head Coach in waiting/offensive coordinator Dana Holgerson garnered much of the attention this spring. His offense opened eyes and catapulted West Virginia high into many way too early preseason polls. Sometimes you almost forget that Bill Stewart still technically runs this team.
Success is nice, but the Mountaineers were playing against each other. Quarterback Geno Smith played well, but no one was allowed to hit him. We'll see if this works when the rubber meets the road around the end of September.
For now, Bill Stewart deserves kudos for helping to make a bad situation work.