WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

West Virginia’s SEC hopes deferred by Mizzou in 2012

In October 2011, West Virginia added to the psychedelic trip of conference realignment by joining the Big 12. One year later, the Big 12 lost its grip on 15-year veteran Missouri, who transferred to the SEC in 2012. However, Oliver Luck, former A.D. at West Virginia and now the NCAA’s V.P. of regulatory affairs, mentioned in a press release to Connect Bridgeport that if Missouri...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen has great tweet about resuming Backyard Brawl

The “Backyard Brawl” hasn’t taken place in three seasons, but that doesn’t mean the rivalry has diminished. Pittsburgh and West Virginia fans are not fond of one another and apparently neither are the coaches. It all started with Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen making the comment “we’re begging to play Pitt.” Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi took his turn...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen Had An Awesome Tweet About Resuming The Backyard Brawl Against Pitt

The “Backyard Brawl” between West Virginia and Pitt was one of the more entertaining rivalries in college football for decades. But since the Mountaineers left the old Big East and joined the Big 12, the two teams haven’t met.  As it stands, 2015 will be the fourth-straight season WVU and Pittsburgh won’t play each other, but there’s been a lot of chatter about resuming...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Have a seat, grab a drink

Well, we all know West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen enjoys Red Bull.  In fact, Holgorsen said he'll drink more than 1,000 this football season, but it appears he has a pretty cool place to drink them, too. His 8,000-square foot house features a pretty insane "bar room."  Despite the plush seating arrangement, it's hard to believe Holgorsen can relax with all those "wings" he's...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dana Holgorsen double-fists free Red Bull

If you asked me who Dana Holgorsen was, I would be able to tell you that he is the head football coach at West Virginia. Most people don’t think just that makes an impression on people. So, what if I told you Dana Holgorsen was the 44-year-old coach who claims he drinks over 1,000 Red Bulls in one football season? Yeah, now I have your attention. Holgorsen has made it very clear...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen had best quote of Big 12 Media Days

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was one of the instrumental pieces of Texas Tech’s myriad of successful seasons in the early 2000’s. He was under the tutelage of then head coach and Air Raid offense mastermind Mike Leach. Lincoln Riley played quarterback under Leach and Holgorsen in 2002 and then coached alongside them from 2003-2009. Apparently, Holgorsen and Riley never...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Dana Holgorsen Had The Best Quote Of College Football Media Days About New Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley

Like new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is a disciple of Air Raid offense guru Mike Leach. Holgorsen served on Leach’s staff at Texas Tech as a wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator from 2000-2007, while Riley played on the 2002 Red Raiders as a walk-on quarterback, and served on the coaching staff from 2003-2009. Clearly...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 30 – West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12 (lost to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Important was Tom Bradley? Dana Holgorsen brought in Bradley, a veteran defensive coordinator from Penn State, last season to help coach the WVU D. Although his job title was defensive line coach, Bradley undoubtedly had a big hand in helping coordinator...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 30 – West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 5-4 Big 12 (lost to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Important was Tom Bradley? Dana Holgorsen brought in Bradley, a veteran defensive coordinator from Penn State, last season to help coach the WVU D. Although his job title was defensive line coach, Bradley undoubtedly had a big hand in helping coordinator...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former WVU QB Ford Childress transfers to Fresno State

Former West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Ford Childress has transferred to Fresno State and will compete for the starting quarterback’s job when fall camp begins on August 3. Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee reported the development. As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Childress appeared in two games for West Virginia and threw for 421 yards and three touchdowns before suffering...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Kyzir White, Brother Of Former WVU Star Kevin White, Announced Commitment To Mountaineers

The White family has been very good to Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia football. Kevin White had an amazing 2014 for WVU, during which he caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to becoming the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Ka’Raun White enrolled at West Virginia this spring as a Mountaineer. Now, Kyzir White, the nation’s top JuCo safety according...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia RB/WR Wendell Smallwood is one to watch

West Virginia Mountaineers running back/wide receiver Wendell Smallwood is one of the top players to watch heading into the upcoming college football season. According to CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, Wendell “is simply a playmaker that grabs your eye.” Despite sharing a backfield with Rushel Shell, Donte Thomas-Williams and Jacky Marcellus, Smallwood is a player who has the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Kwiatkoski shakes off All-Big 12 snub, poised for big senior season

Nick Kwiatkoski was a key component of West Virginia's return to a bowl game, and yet he remains one of the Big 12's most underrated players. That was evident this past December, when the linebacker was omitted from both all-conference teams. "I try not to think about that stuff, just try to play my game," Kwiatkoski told ESPN. WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson thinks his snub...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia offensive lineman arrested on suspicion of burglary

Another Mountaineer has had a run-in with the law this offseason. Following the arrest of defensive lineman Kyle Rose, multiple media outlets report that senior offensive lineman Russell Haughton-James was arrested on Sunday night on a count of burglary. Head coach Dana Holgorsen says he's looking into the details of the incident. "I have been made aware of the situation," he said...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WVUs Russell Haughton-James arrested on burglary charges

Another member of a big time college football program found trouble with the law last night when West Virginia offensive guard Russell Haughton-James, 22, was arrested on one charge of burglary. The Senior offensive lineman was arrested by West Virginia State Police and taken to North Central Regional Jail.  Haughton-James is currently waiting arraignment and this run-in with the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Coaches hype unknown Preston as potentially WVU's best defender

West Virginia is anticipated to have one of the best defenses in the Big 12 this season. Players like linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and safeties Karl Joseph and Dravon Henry are the reason for that, but it's a relatively unknown player who is stealing the spotlight on WVU's defense this spring. "I like our senior linebackers, but they better watch No. 53 behind them, because Xavier...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

K.J. Dillon wants to replicate White's ascension at West Virginia

They may play on different sides of the ball, but West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon and former Mountaineer wide receiver Kevin White have plenty in common. As Dillon continues to work hard in the offseason in preparation for his senior season, he has quite the role model to look up to in White, who excelled tremendously in his senior campaign and is now expected to be a first-round...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen admires Howard's work ethic, assesses QB's spring game

Skyler Howard has had to embody many redeeming qualities in order to make it to where he is right now at West Virginia. Patience, diligence, passion, and persistence, to name a few. “He’s probably the hardest worker we’ve got on this football team," head coach Dana Holgorsen said.  "So, he’s going to continue to get better.”   As hard-working as he is, the Mountaineers...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen clarifies comments on unfinished QB race

Dana Holgorsen had Morgantown buzzing over the weekend, when he said that Skyler Howard was the "clear-cut No. 1" in West Virginia's quarterback battle, which most perceived to signify that he'd been deemed WVU's 2015 starter. Howard may indeed end up starting West Virginia's 2015 season opener, but Holgorsen has since expanded on his comments, stressing that he won't quite yet commit...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Shelton Gibson West Virginia's next 1,000-yard receiver?

Dana Holgorsen has an extensive history with 1,000-yard receivers, of which he nearly had two in Kevin White, who eclipsed the mark, and Mario Alford, who nearly broke the threshold, in 2014. Now that White and Alford are on their way to the NFL, the Mountaineers are searching for their next breakout receiver. All signs this spring have pointed to sophomore Shelton Gibson, a former...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at...
Via Athlon Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard is West Virginia’s ‘clear-cut’ No. 1 QB

The West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback competition has one player pulling away from the rest of his competitors. This weekend, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen told reporters that Skyler Howard is the team’s “clear-cut” No. 1. Howard leads the competition which also includes redshirt freshman William Crest, true freshman David Sills and another true freshman, Chris...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU Redshirt-Senior Defensive Lineman Kyle Rose Arrested, Tased Over the Weekend for Incident at Local Bar

Whenever West Virginia defensive lineman Kyle Rose has to talk to Dana Holgorsen for behavior that resulted in him getting tased by local police and arrested it is not going to be a pretty conversation. He screwed up pretty big.You can't fault the cops for tasing him. Here they had a 6'4" 295 pound drunk guy that was being uncooperative and shoving other patrons around. They asked...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Gary Jennings ready to make an impact

Gary Jennings is a 6’2″ wide receiver that committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers, and is thought of as a very intriguing prospect to keep an eye on. He has a very physical game and has a lot of athleticism. The wide receiver position is a position of need for the Mountaineers, with both Kevin White and Mario Alford leaving town after big seasons. During his High School...
Via Sports-Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen Taking On More Responsibility in 2015

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced this past Sunday the hiring of former Mountaineer graduate assistant Mark Scott as the new special...
Via Athlon Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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