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West Virginia closes strong on signing day

When West Virginia receivers coach Lonnie Galloway was hired a year ago, he immediately was dispatched to Baltimore to meet Dunbar High School quarterback William Crest, one of the top dual-threat quarterback recruits in the 2014 recruiting class. Crest already was close with former Mountaineers receiver Tavon Austin, a Dunbar alumnus, and quarterback Geno Smith, but the bond with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia signs 21 football recruits

The small western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa has helped restock West Virginia's football roster. The Mountaineers snatched Aliquippa High cornerback Dravon Henry and defensive lineman Jaleel Fields from the shadow of longtime rival Pittsburgh on Wednesday. West Virginia already has another Aliquippa product, running back Rushel Shell, who transferred from Pitt last summer...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

An absolutely electric Austin breaks loose in Rams' big win

What in the world was Tavon Austin thinking? The St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver-returner watched Saturday as a second quarter punt bounced inside the 10-yard line and caromed toward the goal line. Austin dangerously corralled the ball over his shoulder at the 2-yard line, then turned and raced down the sideline for a head-shaking 98-yard punt return touchdown. Austin was absolutely...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

An absolutely electric Austin breaks loose in Rams' big win

What in the world was Tavon Austin thinking? The St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver-returner watched Saturday as a second quarter punt bounced inside the 10-yard line and caromed toward the goal line. Austin dangerously corralled the ball over his shoulder at the 2-yard line, then turned and raced down the sideline for a head-shaking 98-yard punt return touchdown. Austin was absolutely...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams rookie receiver Bailey makes progress

The St. Louis Rams' less-heralded rookie wide receiver from West Virginia could be in line for more playing time. Stedman Bailey was hidden in the shadow cast by the explosive Tavon Austin, his former college roommate with the Mountaineers. So far, this season, Bailey has still been in Austin's shadow. The Rams moved up to take Austin, who caught 215 passes in his final...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams rookie receiver Bailey makes progress

The St. Louis Rams' less-heralded rookie wide receiver from West Virginia could be in line for more playing time. Stedman Bailey was hidden in the shadow cast by the explosive Tavon Austin, his former college roommate with the Mountaineers. So far, this season, Bailey has still been in Austin's shadow. The Rams moved up to take Austin, who caught 215 passes in his final...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas @ WVU Q&A with Blue Gold Sports Jerry McGhee

Credit: BlueGoldSports.com Our Question and Answer session with someone from “the other side” is back this week, with Jerry McGhee of Blue Gold Sports. Jerry is an expert on all things West Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @TheDeuceWVU Whisenant: West Virginia beat Texas in Austin last season, and its gone down hill from that point on. What happened? McGhee: That’s a good question...
Via HornSports.com
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

ST. LOUIS (AP) Tavon Austin has little to show after the first five games of his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams. His best plays have been the ones that were called back. Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt returns wiped out by his teammates' illegal blocks. The 5-foot...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By WARREN MAYES Associated Press Tavon Austin has little to show after the first five games of his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams. His best plays have been the ones that were called back. Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt returns wiped out by his...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia Makes 21 Changes On Two-Deep Depth Chart

West Virginia is missing Geno Smith and Tavon Austin. How bad are the Mountaineers doing this season?  After making their third change at quarterback, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has reportedly made 21 changes to his two deep depth chart. The biggest change may be at quarterback where Florida State transfer Clint Trickett is starting at quarterback in place of the...
Via Thacover2
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia Makes 21 Changes On Two-Deep Depth Chart

West Virginia is missing Geno Smith and Tavon Austin. How bad are the Mountaineers doing this season?  After making their third change at quarterback, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has reportedly made 21 changes to his two deep depth chart. The biggest change may be at quarterback where Florida State transfer Clint Trickett is starting at quarterback in place of the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU-West Virginia: Key Matchups & Predictions

It's the first trip for the Cowboys to Morgantown, W.Va., for football, and they will get to do it in a positive situation as West Virginia is down some. The Mountaineers don't have Geno Smith or Tavon Austin, and with the loss last week and the early start time maybe there won't be quite as few crazy, wild, even liquid inspired fans in the stands. It will be nuts, just not as nuts.
Via oklahomastate.scout.com
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sooners, WVU in rematch of 50-49 shootout

A season later, the statistics from the first conference meeting between Oklahoma and West Virginia still boggle the mind. In Oklahoma's 50-49 victory, the teams combined for 164 plays and 1,440 offensive yards (778 for West Virginia, 662 for the Sooners). Just for West Virginia, Tavon Austin had 572 all-purpose yards (344 rushing, 82 receiving, 146 on kickoff returns), Stedman...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Big 12 Football Preview Series: West Virginia Mountaineers

Head coach Dana Holgerson and the West Virginia Mountaineers didn’t have a smooth introduction to the Big 12 last year. After being hyped as a legitimate Big 12 and national title contender going into 2012, the Mountaineers fell flat after traveling to Lubbock and getting beat 42-14 by the Red Raiders. After that game, they lost five games in a row and ended the year 2-6. This...
Via HornSports.com
August 27, 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...
Via The Victory Formation
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Isaac Bruce helps young Rams receivers

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis rookie wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey received the lesson of a lifetime Thursday night. The two former West Virginia standouts got a 20-minute session with former Rams All-Pro Isaac Bruce following the team's regular two-hour practice session. Bruce, who caught 1,024 passes for 15,208 yards and 91 TDs in his 16-year career, is in camp...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Isaac Bruce helps young Rams receivers

St. Louis rookie wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey received the lesson of a lifetime Thursday night. The two former West Virginia standouts got a 20-minute session with former Rams All-Pro Isaac Bruce following the team's regular two-hour practice session, Bruce, who caught 1,024 passes for 15,208 yards and 91 TDs in his 16-year career, is in camp for a few days...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams rookie WRs seek to replicate their success at WVU

ST. LOUIS -- Cody Davis is experiencing deja vu. The way they line up on opposite sides of the field to spread thin the strengths of the secondary. The unparalleled speed and ankle-breaking jukes. The high steps. The high fives. The swagger. He's seen it all before. "Turning on the game film West Virginia week, that's the first thing you noticed," says Cody...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: 5 key newcomers at wide reciever

Kevin White (Andrew Cousins/MetroNews) How will West Virginia replace NFL Draft choices Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, and J.D. Woods on the offensive side of the ball? Here’s a look at 5 new arrivals that could step into some  important roles at the wide receiver position this fall. 1. Kevin White- A 6-foot-3 junior college transfer out of Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna Community...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin torches the Oklahoma defense (Part II)

When we last revisited the 2012 Oklahoma-West Virginia game, we looked at the stressors that the diabolical Dana Holgorsen applied to the Sooner D. The Austin Pistol formation forced OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops to make some difficult choices regarding personnel in this game. Mike – infamously – decided to go with a bizarre grouping of four down linemen and seven...
Via Blatant Homerism
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sooners 2012 in Review: Tavon Austin torches Oklahoma D (Part I)

Last summer, in an effort to get a better handle on what to expect from Oklahoma’s defense in 2012, I reviewed some of the schemes that Mike Stoops had employed against spread offenses in his previous stop at Oklahoma and his ill-fated time as Arizona’s head coach. Even though these breakdowns made for a few nice exercises in film study, ultimately, they offered little insight...
Via Blatant Homerism
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Electric wide receiver Tavon Austin is running the ball as a member of the St. Louis Rams

Under the watchful eye of St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin took snaps at running back during organized team activities on Friday. Taken eighth overall out of West Virginia, the 22-year-old Austin averaged a remarkable 9.5 yards per carry for 1,031 yards and six scores in four seasons as a Mountaineer. A two-time First-team...
Via Sports by Colin
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The 5 Former College Football Stars Who Could Light It Up For You In Fantasy Football This Year

Twitter/Tavon Austin (Note: The below post is sponsored content by FanDuel.) If you play in a keeper league in fantasy football, you probably already keep a close eye on the NFL Draft each year. Finding that one rookie who lights it up can be the difference between making the playoffs and watching another few hundred dollars go down the drain. In the NBA, there are “can’t-miss”...
Via College Spun
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams reload for Sam Bradford: Stedman Bailey joins Tavon Austin in St Louis

When Tavon Austin arrived at Rams Park this morning, the first man to greet him was his new quarterback. Sam Bradford was all smiles (and a little bit mustache) as Les Snead and Jeff Fisher just handed him the keys to the most uniquely dynamic playmaker in the draft.  Imagine how he must feel now that the Rams have added his partner in crime. While Austin piled up the highlight...
Via Rams Herd
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams reload for Sam Bradford: Stedman Bailey joins Tavon Austin in St Louis

When Tavon Austin arrived at Rams Park this morning, the first man to greet him was his new quarterback. Sam Bradford was all smiles (and a little bit mustache) as Les Snead and Jeff Fisher just handed him the keys to the most uniquely dynamic playmaker in the draft.  Imagine how he must feel now that the Rams have added his partner in crime. While Austin piled up the highlight...
Via Rams Herd
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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