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On Campus: Dana Holgorsen talks Alabama prep, fall camp and more

Editor's note: "On Campus" is a new daily file that is designed to take you around the country with our regional sites, providing current news, practice notes, features and more. It will be updated multiple times each day with new stories. *** MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA FOX Sports Southwest's David Ubben did a Q&A with WVU coach Dana Holgorsen, talking Alabama...
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Q&A: Dana Holgorsen on Alabama, new faces and the Sugar Bowl

You want Bama? You got 'em. Dana Holgorsen's West Virginia team will meet up with Nick Saban and the No. 2 Crimson Tide, who as owners of a two-game losing streak, figure to be a particularly disagreeable band of red-robed marauders. What's it like preparing as a 25-point underdog? What'd he learn from Alabama's late-season failings in 2013? Holgorsen took some...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is the WVU Defense ready for the Tide?

  By Dave Ackermann Football Camp is over, the students have been back in school for over a week now, and the WVU football team is in full preparation for the “Chick Filet Kick-Off Classic” on August 30th in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. GA. There is no doubt that this WVU team has spent the off-season improving their strength, speed and maturity. There is no doubt that solid...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Betting Odds

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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Starting CB for WVU faces eligibility issues

The West Virginia Mountaineers surrendered 263.3 passing yards per game in 2013. The Mountaineers’ defense finished 106th overall in pass defense. It doesn’t get much worse…unless the team loses its top cornerback. That’s exactly what the Mountaineers are facing as the 2014 season looms. According to WV Metro News, senior cornerback Ishmael “Icky” Banks “is dealing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wellman The Next Beer Truck?

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen isn’t one to hold back. Last Monday during his media conference, Holgorsen drew the attention of the media when he talked about Elijah Wellman and former Mountaineer Owen Schmitt. Wellman, a redshirt freshmen from Spring Valley High School (WV), spent the 2013 season on the sidelines learning the offensive system and adapting...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen Evaluating Wide Receivers

As the West Virginia University football team rolls on in preparation for the August 30th match-up with Alabama in the Georgia Dome, the WVU coaching staff is still looking to plug holes. The WVU receiving unit has four guys that have separated from the rest, but WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen is looking for two more capable pass catchers. “Kevin White, Mario, Jordan and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Devine Debut, Slaton Haunted by Ghosts? CFL Pro Report

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   This week’s CFL Pro Report includes Noel Devine’s season debut, injuries and has Steve Slaton’s fumbling problem followed him to Canada? Both Pat White and Noel Devine touched the ball in Edmonton’s 33-23 win over Montreal Friday night.  White is still being used only in short yardage situations and gained six yards...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonnie West Named Santa Cruz Associate GM

The Golden State Warriors have promoted Jonnie West to associate general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors. West, 26, is the youngest son of Jerry West. West has lived with his parents in Los Angeles, but he expects to move to San Francisco in September. At West Virginia, Jonnie played in 77 games and earned letters in 2008, 09, 10 and 11 under Bob Huggins. He had been redshirted...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Media Conference

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Thursday morning and the vibe continues to be upbeat in the Puskar Center. Holgorsen says battles continue for starting positions and the team will start Alabama prep on Monday.   Dana Holgorsen The post Dana Holgorsen Media Conference appeared first on Blue Gold Sports.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule Announced

Release courtesy of WVUSports.com MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck and the Big 12 Conference have announced the 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule. The Mountaineers will play 15 regular season games at home, with every Big 12 team visiting Morgantown. In addition to conference play, LSU (SEC/Big 12 Challenge), Virginia Tech, Monmouth...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers: 2014 Season Betting Odds And Predictions

West Virginia Mountaineers betting odds and predictions for the 2014 season.
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Dana Holgorsen issues statement on his lying to recruits comment

On Monday West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen raised some eyebrows when he said "you lie in recruiting a bunch" during a press conference. Not because the idea that coaches lie to recruits is anything new, but because you generally don't hear coaches admitting it publicly. And, as you'd expect, Holgorsen caught some heat for the comments, because, well, I don'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Issues Statement

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen clarifies his Monday morning press conference remarks: “At my press conference on Monday, I was speaking with a group of our beat reporters, and the subject of the NCAA legislation concerning unlimited meals and its impact on recruiting was brought up. In a lighthearted moment, I made a comment in jest that was meant to imply...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU's Dana Holgorsen: Lying to recruits is 'just part of' the process

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen spoke to the media on Monday, and he was surprisingly candid about recruiting. Holgorsen, when asked about new rules and how they effect recruiting said, "I know you lie in recruiting a bunch, and that's just part of it. "What are we actually doing? What are we actually feeding these guys? Our job is to get guys on campus. Once they’re...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Dana Holgorsen Admits Lying in Recruiting Happens ‘a Bunch’

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday afternoon that lying is a part of recruiting. Now he should tell us something that isn’t a universal truth. Holgorsen has a reputation for...Story
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West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen: “You Lie In Recruiting A Bunch, That’s Just Part Of It”

Dana Holgorsen has been known to fly off the cuff a bit, but even so, seeing a coach openly acknowledge how scummy recruiting can get is a bit surprising. While lying, embellishment, and other things of the sort are definitely a part of the recruiting landscape, it’s not every day that a coach discusses it openly. Dana Holgorsen: “You lie in recruiting a bunch. That’s just...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU: Defensive Staff Finding Balance

With schools around the country now a week into fall practice, its not likely you will find a head coach or coordinator that’s happy or ready to open the season. West Virginia University defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is no different. “It’s a process. Monday was disappointing in our practice on the defensive side of the ball. I didn’t think our linebackers were playing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Crest Returning Punts… Why Not?

In what has been a running joke within the media and fans was addressed by West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen on Thursday. Does William Crest really return punts? “He did it in high school to stay in shape. Ball skills for a quarterback are important. ” Holgorsen said. Still think Holgorsen is joking? “The first practice – I looked down there, and he was catching...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

CFL Pro Report: Slaton Scores Twice

By:  Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter – @kin_BGS Steve Slaton led the Toronto Argonauts with 52 yards on 12 carries and also led the team with six receptions, two that went for his first CFL touchdowns.  In two games, he has rushed 16 times for 63 yards and caught nine passes for 106 yards and the two touchdowns. Toronto is off this weekend, but returns to the field Tuesday...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Media Conference

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Thursday before the Mountaineers eighth practice of fall camp. Holgorsen talked about camp to this point, his relationship with Shannon Dawson, William Crest fielding punts and more.   Dana Holgorsen Video via – WVUSports.com The post Dana Holgorsen Media Conference appeared first on Blue Gold Sports.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU’s JaJuan Seider: “He’s Charles Sims”

What a difference a day makes. Only weeks removed from having potential off-the-field issues sideline Wendell Smallwood for the 2014 season the talk has totally changed. In an interview with WVU running backs coach JaJuan Seider it was obvious the running back position is still wide open. When asked who was the leader Seider responded with, “they all can do it, ain’t nothing...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen, Patterson Have Similar Issues

With the 2014 college football season rapidly approaching, you hear more about coaches on the hot seat than the upcoming season. The exceptions of rule appear to be Ohio State, Oklahoma, Alabama and Oregon, who many pick to be in the college football playoffs. Fair or not, one of the coaches always listed on the hot seat is West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen. Holgorsen...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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