WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Off The Field Issues For Holgorsen, Saban

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban have been placed in positions heading into the 2014 season that neither want to deal with. It’s safe to say both would like to focus on the start of fall practice, player development and the season opener in Atlanta, but that’s not the case with both having to...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
2 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamar Jackson still interested in WVU

According to Pat Lammer of South Florida Recruiting Report, 4 star dual-threat QB Lamar Jackson is still interested in WVU despite the Mountaineers signing their second QB in the 2015 class last week. Jackson, has long been atop the Mountaineers board at the QB position. Jackson, from Boynton Beach, FL, currently has Auburn, Louisville, and WVU as his top three. Many have felt Jackson...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – Dana Wants Pitt on the Schedule!

Dallas, TX (July 22nd, 2014) Today, at the Big 12 Media Days, WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen made a point to comment on his desire to see the return of Pitt to the WVU schedule and a restart of the “Backyard Brawl”. Head Coach Dana Holgorsen at 2014 Big 12 Media Days. Holgorsen stated that he would welcome the Panthers and the Backyard Brawl Rivalry back on the schedule whenever...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Haskins Has Attention Of Mountaineers

Bulls School High School (MD) dual-threat quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr. is one of the most sought after prospects in the 2016 recruiting class. Haskins, 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds has been on a nationwide tour visiting some of the elite programs while his stock continues to soar and offers continue to climb. Programs like Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – Defense: What Can Vastly Improve?

Morgantown, WV 26003 (July 17th, 2014) Needless to say, the Mountaineer defense was anything but stellar in 2013.  There is no question that the Mountaineers need a vastly improved defense in order to have success and garner more wins in 2014. It’s no wonder that Dana Holgorsen and Oliver Luck acquired the services of former Penn State veteran defensive coach, Tom “Scrap”...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Practice Facilities Essential to Recruiting

Let me begin my first BlueGoldSports article by stating two facts I know to be true. First, I am an unabashed homer when it comes to West Virginia University athletics. Need proof? My initials are WVU, and my parents planned this intentionally. Seriously. When I was a Senior in high school, I applied to just one college – WVU. I share this information because I believe my second...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Top QB commits to WVU

According to his high school coach, Steve Clarkson, Dana Holgorsen has received his second quarterback commit for the 2015 class when 6’3 180 3-star QB David Sills made his pledge to the Mountaineers. Sills, who is on campus today for an unofficial visit, decommitted from USC last month.   Via his QB coach Steve Clarkson, Elkton (Md) QB David Sills has committed to #WestVirginia...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Smallwood Facing Extradition

WVMetroNews.com reporter Allan Taylor reported late Monday night that West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood faces extradition to his home state of Delaware where he will be charged with witness intimidation stemming from a 2012 murder case. Smallwood was arrested in Morgantown on Monday. WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen was made aware of the situation and...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU’s Spain Named to Outland Trophy Watch List

The Football Writers Association of America, today, announced that West Virginia University football redshirt senior offensive lineman Quinton Spain was named to the 2014 Outland Trophy watch list. The Outland Trophy, named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn at the turn of the 20th century, is presented annually to the national’s outstanding collegiate...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – 2-4-7-13-29 Hut!

Morgantown, WV – (July 9th, 2014) Coach JaJuan Seider, WVU Running Back’s Coach, will provide Clint Trickett some great “numbers” to call on this coming fall. Jersey numbers, that is, and all of them are talented and experienced.         #2 Smith                 #4 Smallwood      #7 Shell                 #13 Buie      ...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State adds transfer guard Terry Henderson

NC State has announced that they will add West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson.  Henderson is a shooter in the mold of current Pack shooting guard, Ralston Turner.  Mark Gottfried said Henderson "can be an impact guy." Henderson averaged 11.7 points per game last season and shot 39% from long range for the Mountaineers. Henderson will have to sit next season and will...
Via SCACC Hoops
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – No Appointment Necessary with the “Barber” …

Morgantown, WV – (July 7th, 2014) – … Jared Barber that is…. #33 in your program roster, but maybe the forgotten linebacker when everybody talks depth charts for the WVU defense. When you visit this “barber”, you don’t need an appointment, because he will tackle you just about anytime. In others words he likes to “de-cleat” running backs and receivers in big numbers...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries, Byes and Firsts – Week 2 CFL Pros Report

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   This CFL Pros Report is a short one, due to injuries and bye weeks for former Mountaineers. Calgary’s Jock Sanders was the busiest man in week one, but his Stampeders were on bye this weekend.  They will travel to Toronto this week to take on Steve Slaton’s Toronto Argonauts Saturday. Slaton was still on the one-game injured...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 FB – Media Days – “The “W’s” have it – well almost!

Morgantown, WV (July 2nd, 2014) – Big 12 FB Media Days are fast approaching and West Virginia has named their student athletes who will represent their teammates in Dallas, TX on July 21 and 22nd, 2014. The “W’s” are prominent in that WR Kevin White and CB Daryl Worley will make the trip, however, don’t forget the “boom-stache“, WVU punter Nick O‘Toole! #11 SR WR...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 1 CFL Pros Report: Sanders a Busy Man

By:  Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   Pro football has started and we bring you the week one CFL Pros report. Steve Slaton did not play in the Toronto Argonauts’ season opener Thursday night because of a hamstring injury.  The former Texan and Dolphin was in the three-way battle for playing time in camp and neither of the other two competitors filled up the...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Seider Stands With College Football’s Elite

Respect. When it comes to the world of college football recruiting, West Virginia University running backs coach JaJuan Seider is one of the most respected coaches on the recruiting trail. Seider has always recruited some of the best talent the State of Florida has to offer, and that’s no different during the 2015 recruiting cycle. This year, his group will need to lead the Mountaineers...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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