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Planning for success: West Virginia defense gets tough early test

Georgia Southern might be a Sun Belt Conference program in just its second season as a full-fledged FBS member. Yet the Eagles are hardly an opponent West Virginia can take lightly heading into Saturday night's opener in Morgantown.Out of its spread option last season, Georgia Southern featured the nation's top rushing offense on its way to winning a Sun Belt title. The Eagles not...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WVU freshman Durante set to start at WR

Jovon Durante is a rarity at West Virginia, coach Dana Holgorsen said Tuesday. Durante is among a select group of freshmen receivers under Holgorsen to open the season in the starting lineup.The Mountaineers play host to Georgia Southern on Saturday night.“A bunch of people are making a big deal about him being a starter, and I am proud of him,” Holgorsen said. “He has made...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just days away, and the West Virginia Mountaineers are hoping to play the role of spoiler in the Big XII this season. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released West Virginia’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard's long journey To West Virginia

The path Skyler Howard took from Fort Worth, Texas, to Morgantown, West Virginia, was about as straight as that 65-mile stretch of two-lane highway between Morgantown and New Martinsville – a road full of twists, turns, delays and, yes, sometimes detours. In 2012, Howard, generously listed at six feet tall in the West Virginia media guide, had zero interest from any of the Power...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen hitting his stride at West Virginia

In its first year in the Big 12, West Virginia appeared to be on a roll. After a 5-0 start to the 2012 season, the Mountaineers climbed to fifth in the polls.Dana Holgorsen, however, could see that the walls might soon cave in on his team.“We're sitting at 5-0, but we had just given up 63 points to Baylor and 45 points to Texas,” Holgorsen said recently in an interview with the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen sees no need to change vetting program

The recent scandal surrounding Baylor and its handling of prized defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, who was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation Friday after sexually assaulting a female student, has forced schools and athletic departments to assess their process of vetting transfers with past disciplinary issues.For West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen, whose...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star WR Steven Smothers commits to WVU

Class of 2016 four-star wide receiver Steven Smothers, out of Maryland’s Reisterstown High School, near Baltimore, has committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Smothers announced his decision on his personal Twitter page, and it was also reported by Craig Mayer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Blessed an proud to say I'm committed to the University of West Virgina 〽️ @Tayaustin01...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU honors state heritage with locker room addition

The West Virginia Mountaineers have made a great new addition to the team’s locker room. Thanks to a company named Coal Stone Company, the Mountaineers have been able to install a brand new wall (pictured above) that is made completely out of coal. It is a great accent wall that goes well with the rest of the room. In addition to bringing a unique touch and impressive look to...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star ATH Steven Smothers Announces West Virginia Commitment On Twitter

Reistertown (Md.) Franklin four-star athlete Steven Smothers announced his commitment to West Virginia on Twitter minutes ago, shouting out former Mountaineer star Tavon Austin in the process.  Blessed an proud to say I’m committed to the University of West Virgina  @Tayaustin01 you know what time it is bro pic.twitter.com/ve2FZiURQk — 7God ⚡️ (@kingsmoth_) August 5,...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s SEC hopes deferred by Mizzou in 2012

In October 2011, West Virginia added to the psychedelic trip of conference realignment by joining the Big 12. One year later, the Big 12 lost its grip on 15-year veteran Missouri, who transferred to the SEC in 2012. However, Oliver Luck, former A.D. at West Virginia and now the NCAA’s V.P. of regulatory affairs, mentioned in a press release to Connect Bridgeport that if Missouri...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia recovered from 2007, and now has to recover from 2012. The 2012 Geno Smith-led Mountaineers were supposed to ride the momentum of a 70-33 thrashing of Clemson into the Big 12, but the offense wrote checks the defense couldn’t cash and West Virginia tumbled to a 7-6 record. BEST AGAINST BEST 2014 West [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB Previews: West Virginia Mountaineers...
Via No Coast Bias
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen has great tweet about resuming Backyard Brawl

The “Backyard Brawl” hasn’t taken place in three seasons, but that doesn’t mean the rivalry has diminished. Pittsburgh and West Virginia fans are not fond of one another and apparently neither are the coaches. It all started with Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen making the comment “we’re begging to play Pitt.” Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi took his turn...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen Had An Awesome Tweet About Resuming The Backyard Brawl Against Pitt

The “Backyard Brawl” between West Virginia and Pitt was one of the more entertaining rivalries in college football for decades. But since the Mountaineers left the old Big East and joined the Big 12, the two teams haven’t met.  As it stands, 2015 will be the fourth-straight season WVU and Pittsburgh won’t play each other, but there’s been a lot of chatter about resuming...
Via College Spun
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could 2015 be the Year of the West Virginia Mountaineers?

The last two seasons have been tough on West Virginia fans with up-and-down success from the both football and basketball teams. But an...
Via Athlon Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Dana Holgorsen Had The Best Quote Of College Football Media Days About New Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley

Like new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is a disciple of Air Raid offense guru Mike Leach. Holgorsen served on Leach’s staff at Texas Tech as a wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator from 2000-2007, while Riley played on the 2002 Red Raiders as a walk-on quarterback, and served on the coaching staff from 2003-2009. Clearly...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 30 – West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12 (lost to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Important was Tom Bradley? Dana Holgorsen brought in Bradley, a veteran defensive coordinator from Penn State, last season to help coach the WVU D. Although his job title was defensive line coach, Bradley undoubtedly had a big hand in helping coordinator...
Via The Student Section
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyzir White, brother of Kevin White, commits to WVU

The West Virginia Mountaineers are becoming a family tradition. After wide receiver Kevin White hauled in 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to being a top ten selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, his brother, Kyzir, has decided to commit to the Mountaineers. Kyzier is the top JUCO safety in the nation, according to 247 Sports. Committed to West Virginia University!
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Kyzir White, Brother Of Former WVU Star Kevin White, Announced Commitment To Mountaineers

The White family has been very good to Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia football. Kevin White had an amazing 2014 for WVU, during which he caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to becoming the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Ka’Raun White enrolled at West Virginia this spring as a Mountaineer. Now, Kyzir White, the nation’s top JuCo safety according...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Preview and Prediction

West Virginia will have a new starting quarterback, an unproven offensive line and untested receiving corps in 2015. Even then, the question seems...
Via Athlon Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgantown Bans Outdoor Furniture in Hopes of Curbing Couch Burning

The art of couch burning is not something done only in Morgantown, West Virginia, the home of the West Virginia Mountaineers, but the act is not identified with the culture of any other school quite like it is for the Mountaineers. Win or lose, if the game was a big one there is a good chance that during the night there will be some furniture burning somewhere in town after the game...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU’s Daxter Miles Jr. Reportedly Hid In A Handicapped Bathroom To Avoid The Media Thursday Night

Twitter/@dmilesjr4 As we all witnessed Thursday night, the West Virginia Mountaineers were no match for the Kentucky Wildcats. The contest, which ended with a 78-39 victory for UK, was a nightmare for WVU freshman Daxter Miles Jr., who, in addition to scoring no points and dishing out no assists, had predicted a day before that his team would prevail. After the game, Miles Jr.,...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is no fan of Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis

If you’re following the NCAA Tournament, then you know that West Virginia advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over Buffalo on Friday. With the Mountaineers win, it helped to seal that all of the 5 seeds in the tournament would survive upset bids from the 12 seeds, the first time that’s happened since 2007. But due to the fact that West Virginia was perceived as only a 4½...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: West Virginia shocks Kansas in closing seconds, fans storm the court

This was a huge win last night for the #23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers as they overcame the #8 team in the country with a coast-to-coast buzzer beater…. What a move: Juwan Staten's #SCtop10 spin to the basket in closing seconds leads West Virginia over Kansas. http://t.co/gq5eYGVk7L — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 17, 2015
Via The Student Section
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia DB Daryl Worley Threatens Texas A&M Student Assistant Coach That Hit Him on Twitter

During the Liberty Bowl Monday afternoon a former Texas A&M player turned student-assistant coach embarrassed himself and the university when he took a couple of cheap shots at West Virginia players as they came out of bounds. Even thought his player career ended because of a neck injury it would be surprising if he was not kicked out of the program by Kevin Sumlin and if the...
Via FatManWriting
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital’s epic twitter exchange

When Texas A&M and West Virginia were announced as Liberty Bowl opponents, you probably perked up a little bit with the thought of the points that would be put up on the score board. Another interesting sub plot is that Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital came up under Dana Holgersen. After the game was announced, they had this epic twitter exchange… Got'em....
Via The Student Section
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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