Found November 13, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Back in the summer I told a few friends that I’d be pleased if West Virginia went 8-4 in its first season in the Big 12.
They scoffed and told me how anything less than 10-2 would be a huge disappointment. It appears we were both wrong (and they are clearly bumming big time).
At 5-4, WVU still has a chance to get to 8-4, but it’s not likely considering the Mountaineers still have a home game with No. 12 Oklahoma this Saturday, followed by a road game with Iowa State and a season finale with Kansas in Morgantown.
At this point, getting to 6-6 is about the best you can predict.
So what happened to the Mountaineers, who opened 5-0 and looked like they had an offense that could run the table?
It starts with their mental make up. When the national media was anointing the Mountaineers as the Big 12 favorite, WVU began believing its own hype a little too much. When Dana Holgorsen’s team arrived in Lubbock, Texas, fresh off a huge win over Texas, the Mountaineers didn’...
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West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Tuesday to talk about the challenge that Oklahoma will bring this weekend, the focus of the team moving forward, and what the team needs to do to break the current four game losing streak. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A transcript of [...]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that junior receiver Ivan McCartney has left the team for personal reasons. Holgorsen will have no further comment. West Virginia plays host to Oklahoma on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium in a game that will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be televised nationally [...]
If you try to find a word to explain the Mountaineers 55-34 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, head coach Dana Holgorsen has one for you. Mistakes. If you listen to the post game interviews, frustration is running through the WVU locker room. Keep in mind, this is the same team that was the darlings [...]
Senior wide receiver Tavon Austin may be one of the most electrifying Mountaineers to ever wear the jersey. MSN sat down with him to talk about some of his favorite plays and how he has changed over the years. Video via WVUSports.com
The comment from West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was telling. Echoed as it was by other players and coaches, it explains a good bit about West Virginia's four-game losing streak.
Dana Holgorsen quit helping Oklahoma State win football games when he left the Alamodome as the Cowboys 2010 Alamo Bowl win over Arizona was wrapping up. Holgorsen had already taken the job as coach-in-waiting at West Virginia, and he left the field with less than a minute to play saying his goodbyes to several players, including quarterback Brandon Weeden and wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
We all know Bob Huggins is West Virginia. Nobody cares more about the state and coal than Huggs. Remember The Miners have announced the release of the official Huggins’ Horrible Hankie. You can purchase the hankies online or visit a local Little General Store. Here is the full release from Remember The Miners. [...]
It was a tough night for Bob Huggins and the WVU basketball team as (21) Gonzaga dominated the Mountaineers 84-50. WVU struggled from the field from start to finish, and foul trouble plagued the young Mountaineer squad. The only percentage you need to know about the first half was 21.7. That’s what the Mountaineers shoot [...]
Oklahoma State is a week away from Bedlam, and this week Oklahoma is heading to West Virginia to face Dana Holgorsen’s offense and in a way get a head start on preparing for the Cowboys offense. You hate to see the Sooners inherit that advantage, but this week the Cowboys get the advantage as the Mountaineers offense was a good prep for Texas Tech’s no-huddle spread offense.