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WEST VIRGINIA RUMORS

Trickett: “We’re Just Ready To Go”

The eyes of the college football world will be fixed on Atlanta this Saturday when the Mountaineers and Crimson Tide play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. Once again the WVU football team is a heavy underdog and no one is giving the team a chance to win, except those in the Mountain State. West Virginia is coming off a 4-8 season and a lack of respect heading into the 2014 season...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Career game for White: CFL Pro Report

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   This week’s CFL Pro Report is a short one, as only one former Mountaineer saw game action.  Steve Slaton, Jock Sanders, Robert Sands, Noel Devine and Selvish Capers all sat with injuries. We posted a link to the video Saturday night of Pat White scoring his second career CFL touchdown.  White posted his best performance of...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Press Conference – Bama

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the season opener against Alabama in the Georgia Dome. Holgorsen spoke about his teams preparation and mindset heading into the game.   Dana Holgorsen - Part 1   Dana Holgorsen – Part 2     MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 26, 2014) - Coach Dana Holgorsen addressed the...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FB: WVU Depth Chart Released

With the season opener against Alabama a few days away, HC Dana Holgorsen and the coaching staff have revealed their decision for each position as West Virginia University released their depth chart for the Alabama game. West Virginia Depth Chart Offense WR (X) – Mario Alford Devonte Mathis WR (Z) – Kevin White Vernon Davis Jr. KJ Myers IR (H) – Daikiel Shorts Garrett Hope...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Banks reinstated by NCAA, but must serve 3-game suspension

The NCAA has reinstated Icky Banks to West Virginia’s football team but the cornerback must serve a three-game suspension to open the season, coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday. MetroNews first reported last week that Banks was being held out of practice while facing an academic situation that threatened his eligibility this season. Holgorsen confirmed Monday that as part of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia CB Ishmael Banks Suspended Three Games

West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Ishmael "Icky" Banks has been suspended for three games to open the 2014 season.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia suspends Ickey Banks for three games

So you're West Virginia and you're coming off a season in which your defense allowed 33.3 points per game, and ranked 97th in the country with a defensive pass efficiency of 140.8. You're also opening the 2014 season with a game against Alabama. And you'll be doing this without your starting cornerback, Ishmael "Ickey" Banks. Dana Holgorsen announced Monday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU 2014 Preview: Offensive Line

It’s time to look at the West Virginia offensive breakdown for the 2014 season. In this preview, we look at the Mountaineer defensive line and player line-up at each position. Offensive Line Key Departures: Curtis Feigt, Pat Eger, and Nick Kindler Additions:  Dontae Angus, Amanii Brown, Walter Rauterkus, Justin Scott, and Sylvester Townes Returning Players: Adam Pankey,...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
10 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers: 2014 Season Betting Odds And Predictions

West Virginia Mountaineers betting odds and predictions for the 2014 season.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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
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