Category: West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia QB Geno Smith: “My Goal is to Be Picked No. 1 Overall”

Friday, February 15th, 2013

There are over two months until this year's NFL Draft. One thing that is becoming very apparent is that this year won't be like last year. At this point a year ago, the No. 1 pick was already solidified -- Andrew Luck to the Colts was just a formality. This ...

Collin Klein Emerges As Front-Runner In The Heisman Trophy Race

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

For most of the early part of the season, it looked like West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith might be the run-away winner of the Heisman Trophy. Two weeks, and two Mountaineers losses, later, the new front-runner is Collin Klein, who dismantled that West Virginia team on Saturday, accounting for seven ...

West Virginia’s Big 12 Entrance Continues With Kansas State Coming To Town

Friday, October 19th, 2012

West Virginia announced its arrival into the Big 12 by beating Baylor and then going on the road to beat Texas, but that momentum came to a screeching halt when the Mountaineers lost to Texas Tech, 29-14, last weekend. But that result has to be a thing of the past ...

Mack Brown’s Rebuilding Process Continues With West Virginia Up Next

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Two years ago it appeared that the Texas Longhorns' long history of success had hit a bit of a road block. Even coach Mack Brown admits he didn't do his job very well and had to refocus heading into last season. It certainly wasn't all roses, but the team finished ...

Dana Holgorsen Leads West Virginia Into Its First Big 12 Game

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dana Holgorsen knows what the Big 12 is all about. West Virginia's head coach was an assistant at Texas Tech from 2000-2007, so he knows the style of football and knows plenty of the coaching staffs that have firmly entrenched themselves in the conference. There are things Holgorsen can pass along ...

Following 84-0 Victory, Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Insists He Tried to Keep the Score Down

Friday, September 7th, 2012

To an extent, I've always understood the debate when it comes to an appearance of running up the score as opposed to it being more of an embarrassment to the opponent to simply quit playing altogether. That said, the discussion when it comes to an 84-0 victory is downright awkward. That's ...

Now in Big 12, West Virginia Hopes to Build On Dominating Orange Bowl Performance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The last time we saw the West Virginia Mountaineers football team, they were stomping Clemson 70-33 to cap off a solid season with a dominating Orange Bowl performance. That was enough for coach Dana Holgorsen to not even show his guys the film when they came back to campus in ...

West Virginia AD Oliver Luck Equates Big 12 Transition to Divorce: It’s Expensive Because It’s Worth It

Friday, February 17th, 2012

While some teams have been unable to orchestrate switching conferences due to buyouts and such, West Virginia announced this week that it settled a lawsuit with the Big East in order to make the move to the Big 12 this fall. Mountaineers athletic director Oliver Luck wouldn't release the settlement ...

Rich Rodriguez Lands on His Feet at Arizona (Which By The Way He Never Visited)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

It seemed like a forgone conclusion that Rich Rodriguez would get back into coaching, it was simply a matter of when and where. Those questions were answered last week when Rodriguez was hired as the next coach at Arizona, taking over for the fired Mike Stoops. Now there will be plenty ...

Oliver Luck, With Lawsuit on the Table, Expects West Virginia to Play in the Big 12 Next Year

Monday, November 7th, 2011

West Virginia filed a lawsuit last week against the Big East, a move intended to help them find a way to leave the conference without serving the 27-month waiting period required by the league's bylaws. In general, the lawsuit claims that the Big East is in breach of contract because ...