football and coal mines, party-school rankings, salaries
An interesting coaching strategy
Yesterday, the WVU football team visited a coal mine:
Understanding Our State | An Educational Trip to Leer Mining Complex in Grafton, WV#HailWV pic.twitter.com/WWk5YbepxD— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) August 7, 2019
Why a coal mine? I don't know. Perhaps . . .
- To help out-of-state students understand the state?
- Because former coach and Friends of Coal spokesperson, Don Nehlen, recommended it?
- Sell tickets to upcoming games?
- Have receivers run really deep routes?
Here is how WV Metro News described the trip:
GRAFTON, W.Va. — Every time the West Virginia Mountaineers walk into Mountaineer Field they tap a large chunk of coal positioned outside of the stadium. Wednesday, Coach Neal Brown and his staff took the entire team on a field trip to see where it comes from.
The Mountaineers paid a visit to Arch Coal’s Leer Mining Complex in Taylor County. The team got a chance to take a look at one of the state’s most important industries up close and visit with a lot of Mountaineer fans who spend much of their work day deep inside the earth.
WVU slips in party school rankings
According to the West Virginia University Daily Antheneum earlier this week:
WVU was named the No. 4 party school by the Princeton Review on Monday, the result of a student survey consisting of more than 140,000 college students.
Finishing ahead of WVU: Syracuse University, the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, and the University of Delaware. Last year, WVU was ranked No. 2.
WVU also brought home the No. 4 ranking in the “Lots of Beer” category, as well as the No. 12 ranking in the “Lots of Hard Liquor” category.
Rumor has it that a university task force and at least two faculty committees will be looking into the drop in rankings.
2019 WVU salaries
WVU's president, E. Gordon Gee is now the 26th highest paid university official in the country according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual report on the highest paid public education officials. WVU's Gee's total compensation package is $902,952. For comparison's sake, WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins' salary for this year is $3,850,000 and new football coach Neal Brown will make $3,050,000 this year.