January 3, 2008

Stewart wants to relax and then get ready for '08

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-In his first press conference as the head football
coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Bill Stewart told a packed ballroom
at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort here on Thursday that he wants to relax and
get ready for '08.

The Mountaineers upset BCS 4th-ranked Oklahoma Wednesday night 48-28 in
what may be the greatest victory in the long history of the football
program. They were a 7 -point underdog, 84 percent of an ESPN fan poll
favored the Sooners.

Stewart took over a program that had lost to arch-rival Pitt 13-9 on
Dec. 1, lost its head coach Rich Rodriguez, may have lost recruiting
commitments, and at least two former assistant coaches-Calvin Magee and
Tony Gibson.

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