WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Dana Holgorsen Press Conference

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Tuesday to talk about the Mountaineers regular season finale against Iowa State this weekend. Much of the focus centered around West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, and his status for the weekend. Trickett suffered a concussion during the Kansas State game.   Dana Holgorsen Press Conference ...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia QB sits out practice with concussion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Tuesday he doesn't know whether quarterback Clint Trickett will return from a concussion to play in Saturday's regular-season finale at Iowa State. Trickett, who was hurt in last week's 26-20 loss to Kansas State, didn't practice Tuesday. Holgorsen said he expects the senior to return to practice on Wednesday and he...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Skyler Howard Earn Starting Spot?

Skyler Howard ended the game 15/23, 189 yards, with 2 TD’s in his most extensive playing time so far as a Mountaineer.  Down 20-3 in the third Howard provided a spark to a WVU offense that, to that point, had look stagnant. The Mountaineers ended up losing to Kansas St 26-20 but did Skyler Howard do enough to earn himself the starting spot? We learned after the game that starting...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Big 12 Teleconference

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen spoke with the media during the Big 12 Coaches’ Teleconference on Monday. Coach Holgorsen says Clint Trickett is the starting quarterback and has played at a high level. He said he was happy with the performance of Skyler Howard, but you need to treat your starter differently. The Mountaineers had Saturday and Sunday off...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CFL Pros Week 22

By Allyson Bullian Twitter: @Allyson Bullian The Edmonton Eskimos played the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL Eastern Division championship game on Sunday. Calgary won the game 43-18 and advance to the Grey Cup on Sunday, November 30th against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 6 pm. Pat White (concussion), Robert Sands,  Noel Devine and Selvish Capers, all of Edmonton did not play in the...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Collapse Continues For ‘Eers

Ever have a dream and then a month or so later you’re in a situation that you feel like you’ve been in before, maybe recall that dream? You could have sworn you’ve been there before, but just couldn’t place it. For the West Virginia University football team and its fan base, its a recurring dream. In 2012, it was a different time and a different place. West Virginia was riding...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Big 12 Academic Football Team Announced

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 20, 2014) – The Big 12 Conference announced today the members of the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team. Multiple West Virginia student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom, led by Michael Calicchio and Michael Molinari, who earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team distinctions. Johnathan DePalma, Grant Lingafelter, Paul...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Press Conference – KSU

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with with media following the teams 26-20 loss to Kansas State on senior night in Morgantown. Clint Trickett went to the locker room during the game for evaluation and the end result was a concussion. Skyler Howard entered the game and finished 15 of 23 for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns.   Dana Holgorsen Press Conference...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. Dillon, Passion for the Game

(Feature photo by Kelsie VanderWijst of BlueGoldSports.com) It goes to show that anything can happen in college football. Starting with the Texas A&M win over number three ranked Auburn 41-38 last weekend. When it comes to West Virginia football, no one expected a successful season after coming off from a 4-8 2013 record. They hung Alabama and Oklahoma who were in the top five...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU Football: As the Offensive Line Goes, So Goes the Team

There is a certain commonality in this surprising, but up and down season so far for WVU football. Success or failure has in large part come down to the effectiveness of the offensive line. The starters are an experienced and talented group, with the size and strength to compete against anyone. That is, when they are healthy and rested           Pankey              ...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen, Team Ready For Bye Week

With two games remaining on the schedule before the Mountaineers begin bowl prep, it’s safe to say the bye week couldn’t have came at a better time for the West Virginia football team. The Mountaineers sit at 6-4 overall with Kansas State and Iowa State left to play. West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen says the team will use the time to rest up, give the young players...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Press Conference

West Virgina University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media earlier today to talk about the bye week, Kansas State and bowl preparation. Holgorsen talked about the amount of reps the guys have played this season, and the bye week is welcomed. He also mentioned the staff would hit the road. Here is the press conference via WVIllustrated.   WVU Football, WVU Basketball...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen Dramatically Grabs Crotch

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen either didn’t agree with a call during the Mountaineers’ game in Austin on Saturday, had a very large itch or just felt like getting his crotch a little face time. Whatever the reasoning was, it provided an amusing moment as he dramatically adjusted his man parts while in full view of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: WVU QB Clint Trickett Wore A USA-Themed Wrestling One-Piece In Locker Room

West Virginia senior quarterback Clint Trickett has looked pretty good so far this year, throwing for nearly 3,000 yards, 18 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. But in the photo below, it’s obvious that he makes some questionable decisions. Trickett was photographed by teammate KJ Dillon wearing a USA-themed Kurt Angle-like wrestling suit in the team’s locker room. We don’t...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Trickett Says Team “Positive and Upbeat”

As the West Virginia University football team tries to put the TCU game in the mirror, one has to wonder about the moral and tone of the team as they prepare to travel to Austin, Texas this weekend to face the Longhorns. After the TCU loss, WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen didn’t make the offense available to the media, and they wasn’t allowed to talk about the game when...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: TCU RB destroyed on hard hit by WVU safety

During the first-half of today’s WVU vs TCU game, Horned Frogs running back B.J. Catalon tried to take a carry up field for a first down. Instead, Catalon was rudely introduced to West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon. As Catalon tried to turn the corner, Dillion absolutely destroyed him. It was such a devastating hit that announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler took a moment...
Via Down and Distance
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU's Dana Holgorsen Hooks Up Students in 'Tent City' With Free Pizza

West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen has seen his popularity rise with each passing week as his football team continues to win games. Winning games will do that for the perception people have of you. Of course as quickly as one rises one can also fall.So to make sure his popularity continued to rise Holgorsen did something that always endears someone to college kids...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU FB – Offensive Update – Game 9

Morgantown, WV (October 30th, 2014) By Dave Ackermann – Senior Writer (Feature Photo by Jessica Boggs for BlueGoldSports.com) Coming off of the sloppy 34-10 win  (or ugly win if you prefer that term) over Oklahoma State in Tropical Stillwater, OK, the Mountaineer Offense did much more than the average media mogul or WVU fan might realize. Coach Holgorsen showed his maturity as...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gibson Leads Improved Unit

When the West Virginia University football team entered the 2014 season, nobody thought the Mountaineers would be sitting at 6-2 and battling for a Big 12 Championship. With No. 10 TCU coming to Morgantown this Saturday in front of a national televised ABC audience and with ESPN College Gameday coming to town, that’s what West Virginia is fighting for. While the offense has moved...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

CFL Pro Report Week 18 – Two Score

  By Allyson Bullian Twitter: @Allyson Bullian Two former Mountaineers took to the field in week 18 games on October 24th and 25th. Steve Slaton played a great game for Argonauts on October 25th against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  In the 26-24 win, Slaton rushed 16 times for a total of 80 yards, caught the ball five times for a total of 77 yards and one touchdown. He has five touchdowns...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen Growing As Head Coach

When Dana Holgorsen arrived in Morgantown, fans expected to see his highwire act carry over from Oklahoma State to West Virginia. His offense help lead the Mountaineers to a Big East Championship and a Discover Bowl win over Clemson in 2011. In 2012, Holgorsen led the West Virginia into the Big 12 with hype and talk of competiting for a national championship. WVU was fast out of...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Award Winners – OSU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 27, 2014) – The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers’ 34-10 win at Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 25. Offensive Champion – Wendell Smallwood Defensive Champion – Dravon Henry Special Teams Champion – Justin Arndt Offensive Scout Champion – Cameron Nash...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award filled with current and former Mountaineers

American Heart Association and The Paul Bear Bryant Awards’ Title Sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation today announced the watch list for the coveted Coach of the Year Award, which will be revealed at the 29th annual event on Jan. 14, 2015 in Houston. The list will be cut down in December when the finalist are announced. The watch list, which consists of 20 coaches, is filled with...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 WVU Spoils Homecoming; TCU Next

No. 22 West Virginia rolled into Stillwater and spolied homecoming for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. In a game that was sloppy at times, the Mountaineers did what they needed to do behind a strong run game, defeating OSU 34-10. Clint Trickett finished the day 21 of 30 for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wendell Smallwood led the Mountaineer rushing attack with 23 carries on 134 yards....
Via BlueGoldSports.com
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU Football 2014- A Season for Redemption

The 2013 football season for West Virginia was disappointing, to say the least, finishing the season 4-8, and 2-7 in the Big 12. This team only had 33 returning players who had played a game in the Big 12 conference. However, this year WVU has 55 returning players on the roster. With everything to prove, WVU has avenged four losses from 2013 leading them to enter the rankings at...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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