West Virginia Mountaineers Articles

West Virginia Mountaineers
Jordan Matthews
Athlon’s experts are back with another week of upset predictions. West Virginia, Utah, Indiana, UCLA and Vanderbilt are popular picks for Week 8. The Mountaineers are coming off a bye week, which came at an opportune time, especially with...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Dana Holgorsen
College football’s coach carousel didn’t spin into motion as some may have expected in Week 7.Texas was a heavy underdog to Oklahoma in the annual Red River Rivalry, but the Longhorns stunned the Sooners. Coach Mack Brown is still on...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Art Briles
The Big 12 entered the midpoint for 2013 the same way it ended 2012 — without a top 10 team. The last time a Big 12 team was in the top 10 was Dec. 2 when Kansas State was seventh in the Big 12 poll.Oklahoma had its chance to move into...
David Fox
9 months ago
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For the first time all season, every Big 12 team will be in action as the league begins conference play in earnest.In some ways, the league has more questions than it was three weeks ago. A TCU-Oklahoma game is now a chance for the Horned Frogs to...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
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The beauty of sports, in particular college football, lies in their complete unpredictability and reality TV-like drama. Week 5 was a huge weekend of action across the nation. Lessons were learned in Athens, Tuscaloosa, Tempe, Columbus and South...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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Damien Williams
50-49. That was the score of last year's shootout in Morgantown that saw the Sooners escape with a win. The game featured 1,440 yards of total offense, 62 first downs and 14 total touchdowns.This year will look significantly different, as the...
Stephen Schindler
10 months ago
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Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Two Big 12 teams lost to FCS programs, and a third had a scare. TCU lost its marquee game to open the season.Yet the Big 12 is more or less where though it would be.The teams at the top are flawed, and there remains little obvious separation....
David Fox
10 months ago
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The standouts in Week 1 in the Big 12 were hardly the most logical suspects.Our award winners this week include a quarterback who started the game on the bench, a true freshman walk-on, a linebacker from a team that struggled on defense last season...
David Fox
10 months ago
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In a conference as tightly contested as the Big 12 should be in 2013, a number of decisions and developments leading up to week 1 could have major consequences.No pressure, Big 12 coaches.In recent weeks, we’ve seen Bob Stoops surprisingly...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Lane Kiffin
As we sit days away from the start of the college football season, several big time programs have yet to make a decision at the most important position in football, Most of these QB competitions that won’t be resolved until noon on Saturday....
Stephen Schindler
11 months ago
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The Big 12 coach rankings start with Bill Self.That’s the easy part.After that, ranking the Big 12 coaches is a chore. Three of the league’s most accomplished career coaches — Bob Huggins, Rick Barnes and Tubby Smith have more...
David Fox
11 months ago
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The Baylor Bears cost the Big 12 a lot of money last year.That’s because late on a November Saturday night, Art Briles’ group put an absolute beat down on the then-unbeaten Kansas State Wildcats 52-24. The loss knocked Bill Snyder...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Bryce Petty
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Cyril Richardson
The Big 12 is a league in transition in 2013. With the departure of some of the conference’s top quarterbacks, the title picture is wide open, and a case could be made for six or seven teams to be picked in the top three of the final...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
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Of late, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year hasn’t been nearly as impressive as the Defensive Freshman of the Year. Devonte Fields kept a line of elite defensive talents to win Frosh of the Year going in the Big 12. Quandre Diggs, Tony...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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It’s a long season, but three or four games could change the whole thing.The Big 12 looks to be crowded at the top: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Kansas State and Baylor all have legitimate reasons to believe they can win the league...
David Fox
11 months ago
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Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
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With one school claiming the top three returning scorers in the Big 12, the rest of the league will depend on newcomers to challenge Oklahoma State’s veteran roster.Nowhere is that more clear than at Kansas where the Jayhawks’ outlook...
David Fox
12 months ago
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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
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West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is known for his passing attacks, but the Mountaineers picked up a key transfer to help the offense on the ground for 2014. Former Pittsburgh running back Rushel Shell has selected West Virginia as his next home....
Steven Lassan
12 months ago
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West Virginia Stadium
West Virginia has taken a long and winding path to Big 12 competition. It hasn't had an undefeated season since the AP Poll was implemented in 1934, has played in three difference conferences and was an independent as well. The Mountaineers...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like the Sooners or Cowboys, unique hand signals or historic mascots like Bevo help separate one team from the next in...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
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The Big 12 is one of the toughest conferences to predict this preseason. No Big 12 team managed to crack Athlon's projected final top 15 for 2013, as Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU and Oklahoma all ranked between 16-20. It’s not the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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