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Travis Knobbe - May 17, 2022

WVU Football Recruiting Update for May 2022 Now that Spring football is over and the May 1 transfer “deadline” passed, we have a much better idea of West Virginia’s roster composition and upcoming needs. As a result, now provides a good opportunity for us to provide our May 2022 WVU football recruiting update. Several recruits […]


Who was worthy to be included in the discussion for the best Big XII offensive linemen retuning for the 2022 season?
Andrew McCleary - May 6, 2022

Richard Johnson, co-host of the podcast Split Zone Duo and writer for Sports Illustrated, often says, “the game (football) is about blocking and tackling.” While quarterbacks will always get the most attention, and the running backs of the Big XII are as good as any group in the nation, neither can thrive without the big […]

Every Mountaineer Has a Role
Travis Knobbe - May 5, 2022

Every Mountaineer Has a Role A couple of weeks ago, we concluded our Spring coverage of the West Virginia Mountaineers. Now, we officially enter the off-season. This, we think, offers a great time to remind Mountaineer fans about the things that make being a fan so great. Over the coming weeks, then, we will offer […]

Andrew McCleary - May 3, 2022

The best Big XII running backs returning for the 2022 college football season are also, some of the best players in all of college football. The back who takes the top spot could very well break out to be an All-American and Heisman contender. Oh, there are two viable candidates to fill that spot. The […]

We continue our off-season college football coverage by looking at the best Big XII defensive backs returning for 2022.
Travis Knobbe - May 2, 2022

Best Big XII Defensive Backs Returning for 2022 For years, the Big XII developed a reputation for airing it out and accumulating 250 or more passing yards per game. While this trend subsided over the past couple of years, the air attack remains. This holds true despite major turnover among returning Big XII quarterbacks. That […]

Best Big XII Quarterbacks
Andrew McCleary - Apr 27, 2022

Who are the best Big XII quarterbacks for the 2022 season? It’s a question that actually is more complicated than it appears at first glance. In the Big XII, only five of the ten league members have a starting quarterback returning for the upcoming season. So while there should be plenty of talent across the […]

Andrew McCleary - Apr 24, 2022

Just like that, Red Raider fans will now have to wait 18 weeks for their next game action. Spring football concluded Saturday with head coach Joey Mcguire leading his team for the first time in front of the fans. The Texas Tech Spring game resulted in Team Matadors securing a 24-6 victory over Team Red […]

Travis Knobbe - Apr 22, 2022

Mountaineers Looking for Momentum in Spring Game We have previewed each position from quarterback through the secondary as part of our ongoing Spring camp coverage for West Virginia. Now, we provide our preview for the Old Gold and Blue game this Saturday. The team will take the field at 1:00 p.m. ESPN+ will televise the […]

Andrew McCleary - Apr 18, 2022

Texas Tech is kicking off its third week of Spring football. Head coach Joey McGuire and his staff are getting their first true evaluations on the roster top-to-bottom. And while having a talented quarterback room is a good problem to have, landing a starting quarterback for the 2022 season is a major hurdle he has […]

mountaineers land trotter
Travis Knobbe - Apr 15, 2022

Mountaineers Land Trotter The West Virginia Mountaineers have quietly had some of the better recruiting classes in their history over the past few years. Indeed, looking at the average 247Sports Composite score for recruits in classes since 2010, they rank in this order. First, we have the Class of 2021 (0.8721); then, we have the […]

wvu offense gets its boost
Travis Knobbe - Apr 13, 2022

WVU Offense Gets Its Boost with JT Daniels JT Daniels enrolled at USC as a central piece to its outstanding 2018 recruiting class. In 247Sports’ composite rankings, Daniels finished the season as the number 16 overall recruit with a 0.9919 composite score. Indeed, he still ranks in the top 350 recruits of all time by that […]

Travis Knobbe - Apr 12, 2022

2022 WVU Defensive Backs Preview We finish out our position preview portion of our West Virginia Mountaineer Spring coverage by providing our 2022 WVU Defensive Backs preview. The group remains, shall we say, in a state of flux. Some players brought in as corners or safeties may well be playing a different position this Spring […]

wvu linebackers preview
Travis Knobbe - Apr 4, 2022

2022 WVU Linebackers Preview After covering each offensive position group from quarterback to offensive line, we switched our Spring preview focus to the defense last week by looking at the defensive line. Unfortunately, just a day after publishing, the defensive line preview became dated. Mountaineer fans learned Akheem Mesidor entered the transfer portal. As a […]

Travis Knobbe - Mar 28, 2022

2022 WVU Defensive Line Preview We continue our West Virginia Mountaineers Spring coverage by switching the focus of our position preview series to the defense.  We already covered quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and the offensive line. Now, we move on with our 2022 WVU defensive line preview. Previewing the Bright Spot Heading into […]

Andrew McCleary - Mar 24, 2022

Spring football is officially underway in Lubbock. Red Raider fans will get their first opportunity to see the early on-field product led by head coach Joey McGuire. And while there are plenty of questions to be answered, the battle for the Texas Tech starting quarterback position is going to be extensive and intense. No Answer […]

Travis Knobbe - Mar 23, 2022

What Gives with Transfers in Morgantown? In past years, open transfer “season” saw two main time frames. First, teams lost players in the four weeks following the end of the season. Next, teams lost players in the four weeks following the conclusion of Spring camp. This year, while there is still a slow trickle of […]



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Iowa's next man in for the secondary consists of four new starters. Each guy knows the position group and is ready to become a new leader.
Nick Lemkau - May 17, 2022

The Hawkeyes had one of the nation’s top defenses last season. The group was led by safeties Jack Koerner and Dane Belton, alongside Matt Hankins at cornerback. All three have now signed with NFL organizations. Iowa’s next man in at secondary will make room for some new, but familiar faces. The combination of returning experience […]

Early 2023 Kentucky NFL Draft Preview: After having four players chosen in 2022 the Cats look to increase that total in 2023.
Kevin McGuffey - May 17, 2022

Another Big Year Coming Up? With four players taken, including three in the first 65 picks, the 2022 NFL Draft was another successful one for Mark Stoops and Kentucky football. Even though seven players didn’t get selected, as many draft experts suggested, it’s still a great year. In fact, after not having anyone chosen in 2017 […]

Gerry Bohanon Transfers To USF
Nicholas Simonelli - May 17, 2022

Gerry Bohanon Transfers to USF Former Baylor starting QB Gerry Bohanon is transferring to the USF Bulls. The huge pickup comes a little after the Spring game. Gerry Bohanon transfers to USF with 1-2 years of eligibility left, in hopes he can end his career on a high note with the Bulls. Bohanon is a […]

Two Penguins on USFL Rosters
Ian O'Brien - May 17, 2022

The “reboot” USFL’s inaugural season has shown mixed receptions and concern.  With that being said, it’s been a good resource for players getting opportunities.  Two of these players on rosters are former Penguins who look to help their teams this season and get a shot back in the NFL. Two Penguins On USFL Rosters: Charles […]

College Football’s Money Laundering

(EDITORIAL): NIL is dead for college football already. Long live the Collectives. Maybe in various forms of media coverage of the ever-changing college sports landscape, you may have been under the illusion that they are intrinsically tied together. NIL, or Name/Image/Likeness, was supposed to be the name of the game going forward. But just as […]

Nick Lemkau - May 17, 2022

The departure of Tyler Goodson in the Hawkeye backfield leaves the door open to a talented young group of running backs. The most veteran players in the position group are both redshirt sophomores. Iowa’s next man in at running back will be a combination of Gavin Williams and Leshon Williams. The two aren’t actually related […]

Top Five Most Interesting Matchups
Nicholas Simonelli - May 17, 2022

USF’s Top Five Most Interesting Matchups Entering 2022 Season As we approach the midway point of the offseason, questions are raised about which games hold the most value or which games are the most looked at for this coming season? These interesting matchups all share something in common, which is they all can impact the […]

Iowa's NFL Draft Signings
Nick Lemkau - May 17, 2022

Iowa’s Weekend NFL Draft Signings As the NFL Draft moved into the weekend, one more Hawkeye heard his name called and five others joined NFL organizations as free agents. Dane Belton became the second Hawkeye to come off the board with his selection to the New York Giants. Iowa continued their streak of at least […]