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West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Spring Football Preview

West Virginia’s entrance to the Big 12 hasn’t gone according to plan. The Mountaineers started 5-0 in 2012 and seemed to have all of the...
Via Athlon Sports
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

The West Virginia Mountaineers looking to recover from a difficult 4-8 season that ended with inexplicable losses to Kansas and Iowa State. It was too be expected that there would be some difficulty in the transition to the Big 12. However, with fan interest waning the pressure is on head coach Dana Holgorsen to start producing once again as he was the guy athletic director Oliver...
Via Football Nation
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 69 West Virginia Mountaineers season preview

Things have not gone well for West Virginia since they entered The Big 12 in 2012, and after last year’s 4-8 season, head coach Dana Holgorsen could be on the hot seat if he doesn’t start to get the Mountaineers turned around in 2014.   “Everybody wants to win and nobody wants to win more than I do," said Holgorsen. "This coaching staff, this team, Mountaineer...
Via College Football Universe
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU Football: 5 Reasons the Mountaineers Will Improve in 2014

There are five reasons the Mountaineer football team will improve in 2014. Few would argue that 2013 was an ‘almost’ year, sabotaged by a multitude of injuries, confusion, and lost leads late in several games. WVU could very conceivably have been 8-4, but that has been debated to death. So why should they be any better in 2014? Five reasons: 1 – Defense: At least 15 players...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia is zeroing in on top QB prospect

The West Virginia coaching staff is on an all out recruiting blitz and is zeroing in on top QB prospect Lamar Jackson. Jackson is a class of 2015 4 star dual -threat quarterback out of Boynton Beach, Florida and boasts over 15 different offers from schools such as Clemson, Florida St, Auburn, Nebraska, and South Carolina. Jackson, who has not publicly announced a 5 top, has contended...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU Defensive Line Questionable – Oh, Really?

Will Clarke and Shaq Rowell are gone, and therefore two thirds of last season’s WVU defensive line. That is fact and means the Mountaineers will be younger. Suspicious of their ‘unproven’ replacements, many believe the defensive line may be the Achilles’ heel of the 2014 defense. The departure of defensive line coach Erik Slaughter just tops off the misery according to the...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Could West Virginia Become the Cinderella of 2014?

WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Some fans and observers in the media apparently accept the waning of success in football at West Virginia as a permanent situation, especially as long as Dana Holgorsen is at the helm. Meanwhile, the talent matures and grows in number as depth increases at every position. A ‘top twenty’ coaching staff has finally been put together. Will that be enough...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Trickett still not cleared

According to a report by Mike Cassaza (here), Clint Trickett is still at least one week away from being cleared to fully participate in all football related activities. The report stated that Holgorsen planned on having Trickett cleared soon saying, “He’s doing some throwing, but they won’t cut him loose for another couple weeks.”. Trickett underwent shoulder surgery back...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Luck Wants Improvement from Holgorsen, WVU

It almost seems like yesterday. West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck was standing in front of a room full of reporters discussing the hiring of Dana Holgorsen as offensive coordinator for the 2011 season and head coach in waiting for the 2012 season. Luck felt with the current direction of the program under Stewart that WVU couldn’t compete for a national championship...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia names Clint Trickett starter; will it matter?

Just three years ago, the West Virginia Mountaineers went 10-3 and finished their tenth consecutive winning season. For seven straight years, they won at least nine games. Since joining the Big 12, the Mountaineers have done nothing but disappoint. In 2012 they went 7-6 with a 4-5 conference record. Instead of bouncing back in 2013, they kept going in the wrong direction finishing...
Via Crystal Ball Run
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Holgorsen’s future rest on Trickett’s shoulder?

With Holgorsen potentially on the hot seat this coming season, does his future rest on Clint Trickett’s surgically repaired shoulder? A few weeks ago I published an article outlining how the identity of the WVU football program rested at the quarterback position (you can read that article here). Many have speculated that Holgorsen needs to lead the Mountaineers to at least 6 regular...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: West Virginia Prepared For 2014 Season

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen is gearing his team up for Alabama and the 2014 season. Before we get to Atlanta, lets take a look back as Big12Sports.com wraps up the Mountaineers spring season.   2014 West Virginia Spring Football Wrap-Up Video via Big 12 Conference The post VIDEO: West Virginia Prepared For 2014 Season appeared first on Blue Gold Sports.
Via BlueGoldSports.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia Searching for Answers After Rocky Start in Big 12

So this is a sobering reminder from West Virginia’s coach about last season. “We did not play winning offense,” Dana Holgorsen...
Via Athlon Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: West Virginia AD Oliver Luck Has Thinks The Mountaineers May Suffer Another Losing Season In 2014

Most coaches entering their fourth years with power conference programs have either established themselves or need a big season to ensure that they get a chance for year five. Neither seems to be the case for West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen. Holgorsen’s tenure at West Virginia has been extremely up-and-down, coming to a head with last year’s 4-8 campaign. He may very well need...
Via College Spun
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU FB – Super Mario? – Alford in the 2014 spotlight!

Morgantown, WV (July 10th, 2014) Senior wide receiver Mario Alford finds himself in the spotlight as we prepare to enter the 2014 season. During the 2013 recruiting season, Mario, a JUCO star at Georgia Military College and the #1 ranked juco athlete (ESPN) was committed to a past WVU Coach at Arizona. Enter Tony Gibson as the newest acquisition to the WVU coaching staff and recruiter...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU: Kevin White Ready For Breakout

The past couple of seasons Dana Holgerson and staff have relied heavily on the JUCO circuit to fill roster gaps and bring in talent with some experience beyond high school in hopes the player can make an immediate impact. The verdict remains in limbo with senior JUCO wide receiver Kevin White, though it is hard to contextually evaluate production with any player based on last year...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU VIDEO: Bruce, White, Kwiatkoski

Select members of the West Virginia University football team recently spoke with the media about the upcoming season, summer conditioning and the desire to move away from 4-8 record from a year ago. WVU is set to open the season in 49 days when they open with Alabama in the Georgia Dome.     Isaiah Bruce   Kevin White   Nick Kwiatkoski   Via WVUSports.com The post...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia RB arrested and charged with intimidating witness

Wendell Smallwood projected to be the starting running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers this season, but that won’t be happening. According to a report from the Delware News Journal, Smallwood was arrested in West Virginia on Monday and is being charged with witness intimidation in a murder case. The arrest comes as an out-of-state fugitive […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Says He Would Welcome Back The “Backyard Brawl” Rivalry With Pitt

The “Backyard Brawl” was probably the best football rivalry in the Big East, and it was an unfortunate casualty of conference realignment with Pitt in the ACC and West Virginia in the Big 12. Heinz Field and Milan Puskar Stadium are less than 75 miles apart, but the two rivals are not scheduled to renew their rivalry at this point. At least one major player in the rivalry wants...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Trickett sends sexist tweet about women watching football

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, who was recently named the starter by Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen, prefers to watch football surrounded only by men. How do we know this? Well, a tweet the senior sent last week pretty much says it all. Trickett learned the hard way that everything a player does on social […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen would like to see WVU, Pitt renew 'Backyard Brawl'

Pitt 's in the ACC and playing eight conference games a year. West Virginia 's in the Big 12 and playing nine conference games a year. So the Panthers and Mountaineers agreeing to bring back the "Backyard Brawl" might not happen anytime soon no matter how much support the idea generates. But at least there's one very prominent voice that now has provided that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Holgorsen: Big East Days Are Gone

When West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck announced the promotion of Dana Holgorsen to head football coach at WVU, Holgorsen knew the task that awaited. Holgorsen understood what it took to win the Big East Conference, and to his credit, he did. Holgorsen was surround with talent that could compete and win in the Big East. He knew he had Geno Smith and company...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Statistical Summer: College Football Since 2003, Part Two

The West Virginia Mountaineers, pictured above in the cover photo, played in three overtime games last season. They offer the perfect lead-in to a statistical survey of college football overtime games since the 2003 regular season. You’ll also find statistical compilations of scoring margins. Part one of this look at college football since 2003, focusing on comebacks, home teams...
Via The Student Section
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen press conference

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen addressed the media today after the start of fall practice. Video and transcript are courtesy and property of WVUSports.com. Opening statement: We had a good first day. Everybody in the country has a good first day, I promise you that. The guys were pretty fired up about being out there. We had good energy and got done what we wanted to get accomplished...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanders Carries Load; First for White – CFL Pro Report

After injuries to the Calgary’s top two running backs, Jock Sanders carried the load out of the backfield, carrying 16 times for 86 yards and catching a pass for seven yards in a Stampeders win.  In addition he continued his special teams duties, returning three kicks for 63 yards and three punts for 19 yards. Pat White and the Edmonton Eskimos were on the other side of the field...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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