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The Ballad of Geno Smith

Written by Colin Dunlap on .

Well, you might remember West Virginia coach Bill Stewart, in his postgame address after a disappointing loss to Syracuse on Saturday, as part of his comments, saying this about quarterback Geno Smith:

        "We had a case today of a young man who is being featured in our offense who had a rough day at the ranch. He had a real tough outing. ... This young man, who people were writing ballads about, was just not clicking."

This got me thinking.

I am no Stephen Collins Foster, but there was no real "The Ballad of Geno Smith" ever written, so I decided to take it upon myself to go ahead and do it.

Now, remember as you are reading the words below, this new Geno Smith ditty is done to the tune of The Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko" a tune to which you can find the lyrics here.

Also, for a frame of reference, the YouTube clip is embedded below:

 

But now, onto the real magic......................

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The Ballad of Geno Smith

by Colin Dunlap

 

Standing in the pocket in MoTown
Trying to push the lads down the field
The man in the vest said, "You got to bow your back"
You know they didn't even give us a chance

Hickman, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Finally put a good drive together
Jutted my jaw and persisted
Tossed the pigskin, hit Sted on a slant
Then connected with Starks
Even though he's not as tall as he's listed

Hertzel, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Drove from the 5 out to midfield
Coaches in booth called some double-reverse
I trusted the play, figured we'd chip away
But the impact was nothing but adverse

Casazza, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Decided to hand it to Noel
But that big toe of his is on the fritz
His digit got dinged down on the Bayou
Man, could we please pick up a blitz?

Mr. Furfari, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Made a lighting trip against Marshall
Actually made two so we could survive
But this is a different offense without RichRod
Every night we ain't gonna score 35

Vingle, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Stew says stay by your wingman
Never, ever leave his side
Man, I'd like to win this conference
That's kind of why I have this full ride

Bogaczyk, you know it ain't easy
You know how hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

Tavon's got some crazy moves
And Jock is always my go-to guy
I like to throw that comeback tunnel screen
But also like the straight-ahead fly

Everyone, you know it ain't easy
You know hard it is to QB
If I don't get this offense together
They're gonna keep blamin' me

 

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