WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Dana Holgorsen will remain West Virginia’s head coach

Dana Holgorsen has seen his name mentioned in rumors over the past few weeks and many didn’t think he would return as the head football coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers next season. According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Mountaineers have decided to bring him back for at least one more season. Throughout his career as the head coach of West Virginia, Holgorsen...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’S Jay Bilas hits WVU’s Jevon Carter with a ‘what are those?!’

When West Virginia Mountaineers guard Jevon Carter walked into the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden last night for his team’s match up with the No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers, he knew he would garden a lot of attention . Carter was wearing golden sneakers and that got the eye of ESPN analyst Jay Bilas. #WVU has arrived at MSG. Here's Jevon Carter… pic.twitter.com/amEmnakzrl...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Is West Virginia going to fire Dana Holgorsen?

After finishing the regular season 7-5 for the second straight year, West Virginia is considering firing coach Dana Holgorsen, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. From the Gazette-Mail: Now, though, there’s a decision to be made: fire Holgorsen or retain the coach. As of Monday evening, the decision had not been made. All of the principals — Gee, Lyons and Holgorsen...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen’s WVU status in question?

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has been with the team for five seasons now. Since the team joined the Big 12 in 2012, things certainly haven’t gone their was as they team has finished 7-5 in three of the four seasons and lost their two previous bowl games. Holgorsen’s group lost to Kansas State last Saturday when they had a shot at winning 8 games for the first time...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard trails only Rich-Rod legend in rushing yards

Skyler Howard has tallied up quite a few starts as West Virginia's quarterback, and as a result, he's accumulated some pretty impressive numbers. Of all kinds. Pat White was one of the most dynamic rushing threats from the quarterback spot in recent college football history, and Howard trails only White in rushing yards from the QB spot.“The game is really slowing down,” Howard...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia defensive linemen gaining momentum as pass rushers

The Big 12 certainly isn't a conference known for its defense. The league features several spread offenses with quick drops and stout offensive lines, but West Virginia is doing its best to pressure the passer whenever possible.The Mountaineers struggled to force pressure on teams like Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State, but lately, they've been more successful in getting to the QB.“We...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Mountaineers roll to championship victory

The West Virginia basketball team clinched the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational last night with a dominating 72-50 win over San Diego State. San Diego State was coming off an impressive victory over a ranked California team the previous night but was never able to get into a rhythm due to the relentless WVU pressure. The Aztecs shot only 34% from the field and was 0-9 from...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Mountaineers rolling in Las Vegas Invitational

The West Virginia Mountaineers began the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational last Friday with a 103-62 win over the Stetson Hatters. The Mountaineers sputtered early, being down as many as eight points midway through the first half. WVU would get it back together quickly, ending the half on a 36-12 by shooting 57%. The second half would pick up right where the first ended. WVU...
Via isportsweb.com
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

College football coaching carousel plot twists

It’s just about time to spin the coaching carousel, and surely, even more names will be added to the list as other coaches get fired in the coming weeks. One coach — on the verge of losing his job — just might have rescued himself. At the very least, he gave himself the opportunity to firmly secure another go-round in 2016. Others weren’t as fortunate. Here are a few stories...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dana Holgorsen crowd surfs after West Virginia win

The West Virginia Mountaineers have been extremely inconsistent this season and there are quite a few issues that need to be fixed before they get back to being a contender in the Big 12 conference. Dana Holgorsen has been talked about as a potential candidate to be fired following the season. He is a good fit for the Mountaineers and has a very high-powered offense, but the inconsistency...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dana Holgorsen crowd-surfs in locker room

Texas may not be what it once was at the moment, but a win over the Longhorns is always cause for celebration. West Virginia knocked off Texas 38-20 in Morgantown today, and after the game, the Mountaineers threw head coach Dana Holgorsen into the air, and he crowd-surfed through the locker room. So proud of our team. Great victory over the University of Texas https://t.co/l07E30EoE7...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen gave Trevone Boykin high-five after nice play

Sometimes in sports you just have to tip your cap to a better player. Dana Holgorsen knows all about that. The West Virginia head coach had no choice but to give a high-five to TCU’s Trevone Boykin after the quarterback made a nifty move for a first down in their game Thursday: That time an...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Trevone Boykin Jukes Numerous WVU Defenders, Gets High-Five From Dana Holgorsen

It’s not every day you see a head coach high-five an opposing player on the sidelines after making making his defense look silly, but it’s not every day you get to watch TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin either.  During the third quarter of Thursday night’s game, Boykin escaped the pocket and somehow maneuvered his way through four different West Virginia defenders on his way...
Via College Spun
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia won't roll over and play dead against TCU

On Twitter @TheStudentSect It was supposed to be better than this for West Virginia. Dana Holgorsen is in year five of his existence as WVU’s head football coach, one full recruiting cycle in, which is typically where even the most patient of natives get restless if whatever their internal (realistic) expectations are seem to not be on track to being met. The Mountaineers...
Via The Student Section
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami fan-legend Uncle Luke reveals Top Five for new coach

Everyone and their mother seems to be making a wish list for the Miami job.  Here’s Uncle Luke’s.  Luther Campbell, the legendary Hurricanes’ fan and former front man of the rap group, 2 Live Crew, has listed his top five candidates for the job in a column for The New Miami Times. Uncle Luke: Five Coaches UM Must Consider to Replace Al Golden | Miami New Times https...
Via College Spun
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Quarterback turned receiver offers a bevy of options for West Virginia

Back in 2010, David Sills was considered the best high school quarterback prospect in the country.It's safe to say that times have changed, and Sills doesn't look like he will ever life up to that potential. But, that doesn't mean he can't still be a successful and productive college football player. Sills has started to make waves as a receiver, catching passes from Skyler Howard...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Rodriguez could return to West Virginia as head coach?

The West Virginia Mountaineers were in their glory days as a football program back when Rich Rodriguez was in town. They were a major threat to any team that they played, but those days have been gone for quite some time. Dana Holgorsen is the head coach now and there are rumors that things could be changing in the near future. Rodriguez is currently the head coach at Arizona, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU unveils new alternate basketball uniforms

The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball team today unveiled its new alternate uniforms, showing an eye-popping golden color that fans are sure to embrace. The program posted a picture of the new duds on its official Twitter. WVU's new alternate uniform at #Big12MediaDay #Big12MBB pic.twitter.com/btgtCBRZWR — WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) October 20, 2015 This alternate...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia DB Karl Joseph Suffers Knee Injury, Will Miss Reminder Of Season

West Virginia suffered a major blow Wednesday afternoon, announcing that a knee injury will sideline star defensive back Karl Joseph for the remainder of the season.  Joseph Sustains Season-Ending Knee Injury | http://t.co/Dj6iSJs5nZ — WVU Football (@WVUfootball) October 7, 2015 Joseph has been West Virginia’s best defensive player through the first four games of the season...
Via College Spun
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapper Luther Campbell's Miami coaching wish list has autocorrected error

Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, former front man of the rap group 2 Live Crew, is a die-hard Miami fan. As we’ve chronicled before, he’s unafraid to show his loyalty to the ‘Canes on Twitter.  With so many “U” supporters clamoring for the ouster of head coach Al Golden, Campbell dropped his five-man wish list of possible replacements tonight. There are some big names...
Via College Spun
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia coach mocks Maryland after blowout win

West Virginia absolutely blasted Maryland this afternoon, winning 45-6. Victory on the field wasn’t enough for one WVU staffer, who took a shot at “The Movement,” Maryland’s recruiting mantra designed to entice local prospects to stay home and play for the Terps.  Mountaineer RB/TE coach JaJuan Seider tweeted a his jab a little while ago.  #TheMovement — JaJuan Seider...
Via College Spun
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU players stabbed, dismissed from team

It has certainly been a strange weekend for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Following their 41-17 victory over Liberty University, three of their players went downtown to hang out when they ran into a bit of trouble. According to WV Metro News, Tyree Owens, Kenyatta Greene and Jamal Clay were all attacked and stabbed while celebrating the win downtown. Morgantown Police took Devin...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh, West Virginia Agree To Four Game Renewal Of Football Rivalry

When both teams left the Big East Conference for “greener” pastures (a.k.a. money), it meant the end of the yearly football series known as the “Backyard Brawl” between the Pitt Panthers and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Fans of both schools had hoped that both teams, despite the constant schedule issues that come with being members of the ACC and Big XII respectively,...
Via Gamedayr
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Trolls Pitt With Tweet About Renewal Of Backyard Brawl

The Backyard Brawl, one of college football’s best rivalries, is coming back. Earlier today, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the renewal of the Mountaineers series with hated rival Pittsburgh, and head coach Dana Holgorsen wasted no time in trolling the Panthers with a tweet of his own. ESPecially Happy About This! pic.twitter.com/UZ66Pw7ShV — Dana Holgorsen...
Via College Spun
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt, West Virginia agree to bring back the ‘Backyard Brawl’

Good news, college football fans. One of the best rivalries in the nation has returned. On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers announced that the two sides have agreed to bring back the “Backyard Brawl” beginning in 2022. Pittsburgh will host the Mountaineers in 2022 and 2024, while the Panthers will travel to West Virginia in 2023 and 2025...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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