West Virginia Award Winners for the Maryland Game‏

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 14, 2014) – The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performance in the Mountaineers’ 40-37 win against Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 13.  Offensive Champion – Dustin Garrison Defensive Champion – Nick Kwiatkoski Special Teams Champion – Jarrod Harper Offensive Scout Champion – Maurice...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia's run game absent in opener

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia might get an opportunity to unleash its running game in the second week of the season against Towson. It happened only sparingly in the opener. West Virginia's depth at running back was considered the strength of the offense entering the 2014 season. But four backs managed just 58 yards on 19 carries in a 33-23 loss to Alabama. With the second...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – 2-4-7-13-29 Hut!

Morgantown, WV – (July 9th, 2014) Coach JaJuan Seider, WVU Running Back’s Coach, will provide Clint Trickett some great “numbers” to call on this coming fall. Jersey numbers, that is, and all of them are talented and experienced.         #2 Smith                 #4 Smallwood      #7 Shell                 #13 Buie      ...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Stable Full of Horses For WVU

In my 1st segment about the 2014 Mountaineer Football team, I wrote about the opportunities for the Air Raid to return for the Mountaineers, now a peek into the WVU backfield. Not too many teams can say that they have the leading rushers from 2 of the last 3 years returning this season. This is the case for the Mountaineers. Andrew Buie, 2012′s leading rusher, and Dustin Garrison...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU’s Leading Rusher From 2012 Omitted From Team Depth Chart In 2013

Flickr/mr_t_77 On Sunday evening, members of the West Virginia media were introduced to the temporary depth chart for the football season. With the William & Mary opener rapidly approaching, WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen addressed the possible position battles going into the first non-conference opponent. At quarterback, it seems like junior Paul Millard or redshirt junior and...
Via College Spun
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia knocks Geno Smith’s ability to lead

Uh-oh, what have the New York Jets got themselves into? Something that the team is lacking leadership, and for intents and purposes, they are hitching their wagon to the former West Virginia quarterback moving forward. But if we listen to those that played with Smith most recently, he is missing a quality that all NFL QBs need to be able to do. Lead. According to Chris Adamski of...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Recipe For Success

Dustin Garrison is one of the leaders of a crowded West Virginia backfield, but he sees nothing but positives with the additions the Mountaineers have made since last year.
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights From West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Spring Game

West Virginia fans around the country tuning in for Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game were hoping to get an indication of who will be the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers next season. Not so much. Redshirt freshman Ford Childress and junior Paul Millard didn’t really leave any fans in awe of their performances. Thankfully, with the whole summer camp still left for head...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Football Interviews 3/19

When the Mountaineers have gone "live" in the early portion of spring practice, running back Dustin Garrison said he notices a clear difference: WVU is running the ball far more frequently than it did in the last two seasons.
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 9 WVU outduels No. 25 Baylor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and tied a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor on Saturday. Smith outdueled Baylor's Nick Florence, who had a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs. Baylor's Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: #9 West Virginia Mountaineers

2011 Record: 10-3 (5-2 in Big East) Head Coach: Dana Holgersen (second year head coach) Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Orange Bowl: squashed Clemson 70-33 2011 Preview 2011 Exit Survey Podcast: Waiting for the Fall with Mike Casazza   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 9/1 vs Marshall, 9/15 vs James Madison, 9/22 vs Maryland Conference Home Games: 9...
Via College Football Zealots
August 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

Video: Staff Interviews 8/8

A year ago, Robert Gillespie had essentially zero experienced depth at the running back position he coaches -- as evidenced by the fact West Virginia ultimately went with true freshman Dustin Garrison as its eventual starter. A year later, things are certainly better, but Gillespie still isn't satisfied.
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Football Interviews 6/12

It's been a long, arduous road back to health for Dustin Garrison, but the Mountaineers' running back said he is close to returning to a typical workload after months of rehabilitation following the ACL tear he suffered days before last season's Orange Bowl.
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers: 2011 Exit Survey

Controversy started before the season for the Mountaineers as Head Coach Bill Stewart was ousted and newly hired Offensive Coordinator Dana Holgersen was promoted one year ahead of schedule. Under Holgersen, West Virginia went from running the ball 58% of the time to passing 56% of the time. QB Geno Smith had an impressive year as he threw for over 4300 yards and had 31 TD against...
Via College Football Zealots
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

WVU Football 2012: One More From the Road

  Ask any Mountaineer fan what it is like to be a Mountaineer fan and you are likely to hear a story akin to David and Goliath with West Virginia University playing the part of David. Even ESPN has done its part over the years to create that persona with their now infamous maps. Once again, the worldwide leader has published a map of the United States and only the state of West...
Via Race Review Online
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Replacement Plan

There may be a few tweaks to the West Virginia game plan in light of Dustin Garrison's absence, but the principals involved say wholesale changes aren't on the schedule.
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Headlinin’: Penn State douses another post-Paterno dance partner

Making the morning rounds. • Not so fast, my anonymously sourced friends. Penn State spent the first day of 2012 pushing back against reports by ESPN and USA Today that it had zeroed in on New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as its next head coach, sending out athletic director David Joyner to tell the press that "there is no deal with anybody."...
Via Dr. Saturday
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Football: Holgorsen Statement on Garrison

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen on the injury to RB Dustin Garrison.
Via MSN Sportsnet
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

West Virginia top rusher hurts knee, out of bowl

West Virginia starting running back Dustin Garrison hurt his knee during practice Friday in South Florida and will miss the Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson, according to a published report.
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Garrison Out

West Virginia University freshman running back Dustin Garrison was injured at today’s practice and will miss the Discover Orange Bowl. He becomes the third player who will not play in the game due to injuries suffered in or after WVU's regualr season finale.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: WVU top rusher hurts knee, out of bowl

West Virginia starting running back Dustin Garrison hurt his knee during practice Friday in South Florida and will miss the Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson, according to a published report.
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

9 Louisville Players Named To Big East All Freshman Team

Offense  QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville  RB: Lyle McCombs, UConn  RB: Dustin Garrison, West Virginia  WR: Michaelee Harris, Louisville  WR: Deonte Welch, USF  WR: DeVante Parker, Louisville  OL: Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers  OL: Quinterrius Eatmon, USF  OL: Jake Smith, Louisville  OL: John Miller, Louisville  OL: Eric Lefeld, Cincinnati  Defense  DL: B.J. Dubose...
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December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 23 West Virginia 30, South Florida 27: Mountaineers now one “win” away from BCS

Mountaineers win ugly, rooting for Bearcats Slideshow | Box Score | Crystal Ball Run Running back Dustin Garrison of West Virginia rushes for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter against South Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) West Virginia is closing in on a BCS bid out of the Big East after escaping Tampa with a last-second win, and a share of the Big East...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

West Virginia 24 Cincinnati 21

Conference loss number 1 was a tough one for the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-2, 3-1) to take on Saturday. The lasting image of this one is the photo at the top (courtesty of Cincinnati.com). Zach Collaros fractured his ankle and his regular season is over. He had successful surgery today. UC is holding out hope that he could return for a bowl game. It would have to be a January bowl game...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

The Run Down: West Virginia Mountaineers

I haven’t been this excited about a Louisville football game in a long time. Not only would this game be a season changer, but beating West Virginia in anything just makes life better. This is the first time the Cards will face a ranked opponent since September of 2010 at Oregon State. The Mountaineers are currently ranked #24 in the AP poll and have a 6-2 record. Their two...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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