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Noel Noel, You run the ball so well
With the rise and fall of the Big East the past few years (as well as leading into this one) as a Fan of West Virginia University football I have to wonder to myself two things: 1. Why is there no talk of Noel Devine, maybe the most explosive running back in football, g...
4 years, 11 months ago   |   Noel Noel, You run the ball so well ( 0 )
White goes after Villanova, Bulger
Sure, Division 1-AA Villanova at No. 8 West Virginia on Saturday sounds like a gross mismatch, but what you may not realize is that the Wildcats beat the Mountaineers the last time they played. Unfortunately for the visitors, that was 31 years ago -- long before West V...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   White goes after Villanova, Bulger ( 1 )
What will WVU do in the red zone this season?
When it comes to carrying the football at West Virginia these days, size obviously doesn't matter. Starting tailback Noel Devine is 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, and backup Jock Sanders is even shorter (5-7). Certainly, it didn't matter for Devine in 2007. The sophomore speeds...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   What will WVU do in the red zone this season? ( 1 )
National title-caliber team should overshadow Rodriguez soap opera
Lost in the rubble that surrounds the bitter divorce between West Virginia University and former head coach/new Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez (a.k.a. Benedict Arnold in Morgantown) is just how good a team the Mountaineers are likely to still have in 2008 under new sidel...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   National title-caliber team should overshadow Rodriguez soap opera ( 0 )
Beach party: WVU gets another Tidewater commitment
Ever since school let out for the summer, Dominik Davenport has been telling Shawne Alston "You've got to come up here." Meaning West Virginia University, to which Davenport and Phoebus High school teammate Tajh Boyd have already given their verbal commitments to play...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Beach party: WVU gets another Tidewater commitment ( 0 )
Mountaineers down to two quarterbacks
Charlie Russell has never played in a football game for West Virginia University. Now, it appears, he never will. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound redshirt freshman quarterback announced last week that he was quitting the team to devote more time to his studies. A biochemistry...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Mountaineers down to two quarterbacks ( 0 )
Don Nehlen gets a triple bypass
It hasn't been a good spring for former West Virginia football coaches. The most recent to join that category, Rich Rodriguez, is still entangled in legal unpleasantness revolving around his abrupt departure for Michigan and how much he is owed from WVU (or vice versa)...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Don Nehlen gets a triple bypass ( 0 )
WVU’s Stewart doles out swift justice
When Bill Stewart replaced the departed Rich Rodriguez as head football coach at West Virginia last year, there was some concern out in the Mountaineer blogosphere that Stewart might be too nice a guy for the job. Tell that to Charles Pugh. Last Tuesday, the day the n...
6 years, 1 month ago   |   WVU’s Stewart doles out swift justice ( 0 )
Pat White gone, but not forgotten, in Alabama
Like just about everyone else in the Southeastern Conference, Auburn and Alabama were interested in a cat-quick quarterback from the coastal community of Daphne. They thought Pat White would make an excellent defensive back. Quarterback? Uh, no -- a little too small....
6 years, 1 month ago   |   Pat White gone, but not forgotten, in Alabama ( 0 )
Meet Noel Devine, role model
So what do you know about Noel Devine, if you're a football fan but don't follow the University of West Virginia closely? You know he's fast. You know he'll be the featured running back for the Mountaineers this season, replacing Houston Texans draftee Steve Slaton. ...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Meet Noel Devine, role model ( 0 )
Houston pulled (and drafted) a fast one with Slaton
Two years ago, Steve Slaton was Tony Dorsett. Now, he's Warrick Dunn. But that's fine with the Houston Texans, who took Slaton in the third round of last month's NFL draft. Even the real Dunn would be a significant upgrade at the Texans' running back position. And the...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Houston pulled (and drafted) a fast one with Slaton ( 0 )
West Virginia NFL Draft Profile: Ryan Mundy
West Virginia University football fans have good reason to be unhappy with the University of Michigan right now. After all, that's the school that lured away their former head coach, Rich Rodriguez, at the tail end of last season. It wouldn't have been so bad if Rodrig...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   West Virginia NFL Draft Profile: Ryan Mundy ( 0 )
West Virginia NFL Draft Profile: Keilen Dykes
If he played basketball, they'd call a guy like West Virginia defensive tackle Keilen Dykes a "gym rat." Dykes will take a degree away from WVU in athletic coaching, and some day he'll make an excellent coach. Right now, though, the 6-4, 290-pounder has unfinished bus...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   West Virginia NFL Draft Profile: Keilen Dykes ( 0 )
Slaton, Reynaud speed up at Pro Day
Steve Slaton, NFL wide receiver? It could happen. Slaton worked out as much at pass receiver as running back on West Virginia's March 13 Pro Day at the Caperton Indoor Center on the WVU campus, attended by a large contingent of NFL scouts and coaches that included Pitt...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Slaton, Reynaud speed up at Pro Day ( 0 )
Devine, three other WVU players plead no contest in fight
The other shoe finally dropped Friday for West Virginia running back Noel Devine and three of his Mountaineer teammates, but it turned out to be more of a soft slipper than a hob-nailed boot. For several weeks, it was an open secret that Devine had been among the WVU p...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Devine, three other WVU players plead no contest in fight ( 0 )
Bad night at Club Z? WVU’s Devine, Sanders may be linked to bar fight
New West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart needs this like he needs ... well, Pacman Jones. Several West Virginia newspapers reported last week that star Mountaineer running back Noel Devine (the heir apparent to Steve Slaton) and RB/WR Jock Sanders had been implica...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Bad night at Club Z? WVU’s Devine, Sanders may be linked to bar fight ( 0 )
West Virginia NFL draft profile: Darius Reynaud
A pretty decent case could be made for West Virginia receiver Darius Reynaud as one of the most underrated players in the Big East last football season. Not that Reynaud was exactly flying under the radar. He caught 64 passes (fourth best in Mountaineer history) for 73...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   West Virginia NFL draft profile: Darius Reynaud ( 0 )
WVU’s Stewart growing into his new role
A colleague of mine at RealFootball365.com, Sam Chi, didn't think much of West Virginia's elevation of Bill Stewart to the head coaching job. He wrote: "Hiring an interim coach based on a knee-jerk reaction is never a good idea, and this fits the bill to a T. WVU was b...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   WVU’s Stewart growing into his new role ( 3 )
WVU settles for interim Stewart
On the short end of the coaching stick with the University of Michigan again, West Virginia wasted little time after its Fiesta Bowl victory to make interim Bill Stewart permanent. Hiring an interim coach based on a knee-jerk reaction is never a good idea, and this fits...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   WVU settles for interim Stewart ( 0 )
Mountaineers should still be the Big East’s beast
Eighth in a series on Big East football teams and the 2007 season: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS RECORD: 11-2 (5-2 Big East). BOWL RESULT: Beat Oklahoma 48-28 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. HIGH POINTS: A 48-23 romp over Marshall in the rekindling of t...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Mountaineers should still be the Big East’s beast ( 0 )