Select members of the West Virginia University football team recently spoke with the media about the upcoming season, summer conditioning and the desire to move away from 4-8 record from a year ago.
WVU is set to open the season in 49 days when they open with Alabama in the Georgia Dome.
West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce beams when discussing the Mountaineer defense this spring, and his joy is fueled by several aspects of coordinator Tony Gibson's tactics.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers take on William and Mary on Saturday, Aug. 31st. This game will be sure to answer a lot of questions that WVU fans have for their team after a disappointing 7-6 record last year.
Questions like, who is the starting quarterback?
Who is going to catch the football?
Where is Tavon Austin?
WVU lost their starting quarterback...
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After last year’s debacle with Joe DeForest at the helm, Keith Patterson will take over as full time defensive coordinator for the Mountaineers this season. This is Patterson’s second year with West Virginia and he has quite the rebuilding project on his hands. The players should now be accustomed to the new 3-4 scheme...
The Big 12 Conference isn’t known for its defense, by any stretch of the imagination. The high-powered offenses are always the talk of the league, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Last season, there were many linebackers who made noise with their tackles for loss, interceptions and forced fumbles. In 2013, that...
The college football offseason is full swing, and several schools are seeing plenty of off-the-field issues from some of its players. The latest arrest happened this past weekend when West Virginia Mountaineers leading tackler on defense, Karl Joseph, was arrested and charged with an underage-DUI. The freshman safety was pulled over early Sunday morning when he was driving around...
Select members of the WVU football team and coaching staff met with the media following the Mountaineers 55-34 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. The loss extends the WVU losing streak to four, and drops the team to 5-4 overall. Joe DeForest Geno Smith Isaiah Bruce Tavon Austin Video via BlueGoldNews.com
Isaiah Bruce said one play can be a game-changer. The question for West Virginia is if it will be a season-changer as well.
West Virginia defensive coordinator Joe DeForest believes the Mountaineers' struggles on his side of the ball can be repaired.
How that can be done, especially in one week with No. 4 Kansas State coming to Morgantown, remains to be seen.
West Virginia's defense has given up 49, 45 and 63 points in its last three games. Only terrific efforts from the offense enable the Mountaineers...
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October 18, 2012
Football is a fast-paced game. But sometimes it's worth delaying the action if it means getting the right call.
Replay officials were once again the focus on Saturday, with one clear example of how an official made the right call and another that deserved a second look.
Let's start with the good . . .
During the second quarter of the high-scoring West Virginia vs. Texas...
Linebacker Isaiah Bruce and 18 other players who got their first snaps for No. 9 West Virginia survived their college debuts. After a week off to soak in the experience, they now get to ponder the next challenge - their first road game.
Proving themselves each week is the only way to remain on the field. And Bruce, who had 16 tackles and returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown...
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September 13, 2012
Isaiah Bruce has run the gamut of defenses. Now he just wants to run in West Virginia’s latest offering, a fast and free-flowing system that caters exactly to such.