Monday, October 19, 2009

West Virginia coach on Howard

Bill Stewart had some great things to say. First, he said West Virginia is planning to honor Jasper Howard in some way, they just haven't made an official decision yet. Stewart said that will be announced at his 1 p.m. press conference tomorrow.

"The way Jasper Howard played is I'm sure the way he lived his life, which is full speed with a lot of fun, a lot of energy," Stewart said. "Every time we punted the ball, I had my fingers crossed. He led the Big East (in punt return yardage) because he was good, not because he was lucky. He was a joy to watch, and played the game the way it was supposed to be played."

Stewart said he opened his team meeting Sunday at 3:15 p.m. with the story of Jasper and his life. "The youngsters on our team from Miami who knew him took it very, very hard. I'd like to let it go at that. Our guys were quite shaken as they should be, and they liked that young man immensely."


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