West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Betting Odds

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12 hours 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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2 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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3 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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5 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
6 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...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia tries to bounce from awful 2013

Coach Dana Holgorsen needs no reminder about the lack of success he's seen on the field since ushering in West Virginia's move to the Big 12. Hired to make the Mountaineers a national fixture, Holgorsen brought immediate success with a Big East title and resounding Orange Bowl win over Clemson in the 2011 season. But the last two years mostly have been a disappointment and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red zone, 1-on-1 drills highlight practice

On a day in which Dana Holgorsen thought his team would get to practice in the rain, creating an environment of what it could be like on game day at some point during the season, the grey skies held off for the 30 minutes the media was allowed to attend as the Mountaineers continued their preparations for the 2014 season.
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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...
Via Fox Sports
8 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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8 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...
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8 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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9 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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10 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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12 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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16 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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why a 3-3-5 Defense is Good For the Mountaineers

The so called 3-3-5 defense is definitely a good fit for WVU in the Big 12, but it really is not a true 3-3-5. The alignment is more of a system of taking advantage of the most talented personnel. This version is being implemented by Coach Tony Gibson with the assistance of Coach Tom Bradley. Expect a mix of Penn State and Rich Rod. WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen simply refers to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Backyard Brawl come back between West Virginia & Pittsburgh

Could the Backyard Brawl come back between West Virginia and Pittsburgh?  During the Big 12 Media Days, Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen shared his desire to get the ‘Backyard Brawl’ going with the school just miles north across the border. The last time these two programs met after their 104th meeting was November 25, 2011, resulting in a 21-20 Mountaineers victory. Coach...
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26 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...
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27 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
27 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
28 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
28 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...
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July 16, 2014  |  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
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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