New year, new hope for Mountaineers

I hope for a bright new year for our West Virginia University Mountaineers, Coach Bob Huggins and Coach Dana Holgorsen. And a productive spring practice.

I do not think WVU belongs in the Big 12 Conference. I do think there needs to be an Independent Division to the C-USA Conference with teams like WVU, Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida and Central Florida.

I think WVU could schedule such schools as Marshall, East Carolina State, Pittsburgh Panthers, North Carolina State or Virginia Tech, as well as options to schedule Florida State and Notre Dame and teams from the Southeast Conference such as Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

There could be an alignment with the Gator Bowl, Iron Bowl and Alamo Bowl with the Big 12 Conference, PAC 10 and C-USA conferences.

This is just some of my thinking and views as a college football fan about our West Virginia Mountaineers and the future of WVU football scheduling.

Leonard C. McIe

French Creek