We are now in the Big 12 Conference, a well-respected major conference.
The Big East Conference lacked respect for football - that made it more difficult to succeed. Yet many of these fans complain that we are in the Big 12. They think we should be in the ACC, Big 10 or SEC.
Those doors were closed to us.
Had we waited it out as many wanted we would now be in the American Athletic Conference with even less respect.
It is time to stop the Monday morning quarterbacking and be thankful that we are in a great conference that will give us a chance to be considered a top program.
We have to earn that on the field though.
Last year was a big disappointment for football and men's and women's basketball.
For football at least this conference was a major step up and may take a few years for us to be able to compete.
For basketball, we need different types of athletes to adjust to the conference style, which may take a year or so. It is time for all fans to put all the crap behind us and support our teams.
Sengewalt of Morgantown is a WVU graduate. He is chief financial officer of United Federal Credit Union in Morgantown.