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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
16 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAA suspends West Virginia CB Banks 3 games

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks has been suspended three games by the NCAA for an unspecified academic eligibility issue. Coach Dana Holgorsen announced the suspension Monday but did not provide details regarding the academic issue. Holgorsen said on the Big 12 coaches' call that the team is happy that Banks' issue was resolved. Banks will be...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WVU 2014 Preview: Special Teams

With camp in the books, it’s time to look at the West Virginia special teams’ breakdown for the 2014 season. In this preview, we look at the Mountaineer special teams and the players to watch and what to look for this season. Special Teams Key Departures: None Additions: None Returning Players:  P Nick O’Toole, Jr.; PK Josh Lambert, r-Soph.;  KR Mario Alford, Sr.;  KR...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU 2014 Preview: Quarterbacks

It’s time to look at the West Virginia defensive breakdown for the 2014 season. In this preview, we look at the Mountaineer defensive line and player line-up at each position. Quarterbacks Key Departures: None Additions:  Skyler Howard, William Crest Returning Players: Clint Trickett, Paul Millard, Logan Moore, Storm McPherson, One to Watch: William Crest (fall practice...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU 2014 Preview: Linebackers

It’s time to look at the West Virginia linebacker breakdown for the 2014 season. In this preview, we look at the Mountaineer linebackers and player line-up at each position.   Linebackers Key Departures: Chidoziem Ezemma, Doug Rigg and Tyler Anderson Additions: Xavier Preston, Edward Muldrow and Davonte James (left program) Returning Players: K.J. Dillon, Jared Barber, Al-Rasheed...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU 2014 Preview: Defensive Line

It’s time to look at the West Virginia defensive breakdown for the 2014 season. In this preview, we look at the Mountaineer defensive line and player line-up at each position.   Defensive Line Key Departures: Will Clarke and Shaq Rowell Additions:  Jaleel Fields, Yodny Cajuste and Shaq Riddick Returning Players: Dontrill Hyman, Christian Brown, Noble Nwachukwu, Tyree Owens...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries hit ‘Eers: CFL Pro Report

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   Injuries have hit Mountaineers in the CFL hard and shortened this week’s CFL Pro Report. In Friday night’s 10-8 win at Ottawa, Pat White rushed for 20 yards, his highest rushing game of the season.  On Edmonton’s final drive, White plunged for a first down that kept the drive alive.  Edmonton continued down the field...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days 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...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
9 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...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Devine Debut, Slaton Haunted by Ghosts? CFL Pro Report

By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter: @kin_BGS   This week’s CFL Pro Report includes Noel Devine’s season debut, injuries and has Steve Slaton’s fumbling problem followed him to Canada? Both Pat White and Noel Devine touched the ball in Edmonton’s 33-23 win over Montreal Friday night.  White is still being used only in short yardage situations and gained six yards...
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11 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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12 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
13 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
13 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
15 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
15 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...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

CFL Pro Report: Slaton Scores Twice

By:  Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer Twitter – @kin_BGS Steve Slaton led the Toronto Argonauts with 52 yards on 12 carries and also led the team with six receptions, two that went for his first CFL touchdowns.  In two games, he has rushed 16 times for 63 yards and caught nine passes for 106 yards and the two touchdowns. Toronto is off this weekend, but returns to the field Tuesday...
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18 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.
Via BlueGoldSports.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU’s JaJuan Seider: “He’s Charles Sims”

What a difference a day makes. Only weeks removed from having potential off-the-field issues sideline Wendell Smallwood for the 2014 season the talk has totally changed. In an interview with WVU running backs coach JaJuan Seider it was obvious the running back position is still wide open. When asked who was the leader Seider responded with, “they all can do it, ain’t nothing...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
20 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...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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