Mountaineers are Hoping for Change

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Mountaineers are Hoping for Change I thought long and hard about whether I would weigh in on the current controversy brewing in Morgantown. By now, fans have heard about the firestorm created by a heartfelt tweet from sophomore safety Kerry Martin. As a result, I won’t dig too far into those details. Suffice it to […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Secure Akheem Mesidor

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Mountaineers Secure Akheem Mesidor Though Akheem Mesidor hails from Canada originally, Mesidor has played high school football at Clearwater Academy in Florida. He received his first Power 5 offer from Syracuse, which was, according to Mesidor, a special moment in his career. Since then, offers have rolled in for the 6’3″, 255-pound senior. Indeed, he […] READ MORE


Okoli Stays The Course With His Mountaineer Pledge

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Okoli Stays The Course With His Mountaineer Pledge Neal Brown joined the West Virginia Mountaineers in January 2019 as their 34th head coach. Unfortunately, Brown entered about six months late on developing the formative relationships that would help build the 2020 recruiting class. But Brown certainly did not use that as an excuse. He and […] READ MORE


Mountaineers: Season in Review

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West Virginia Mountaineers: Season in Review The Mountaineers’ 2019 football season has come to a close, barring any unexpected bowl invitation. As a result, it is time to peek under the hood and see what went right and wrong in Head Coach Neal Brown’s first season. As he told and Shane Lyons told us early […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Close Their Season on a High Note

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Mountaineers Close Their Season on a High Note After a week of light practices and team-building activities, the Mountaineers faced off against the TCU Horned Frogs on Black Friday. For the Mountaineers, the game represented the chance to end the season well. For TCU, the game represented a must-win to reach bowl eligibility. As has […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Win Their Fourth

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Before Saturday’s game in Manhattan, West Virginia Defensive Coordinator Vic Koenning wrote letters to his players asking them to play harder, faster, and stronger this week than they did last. The defense responded. And during the week, Head Coach Neal Brown told fans and media that he “had a plan” concerning quarterback. He refused to […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Adjust To Overcome Wolfpack

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West Virginia Mountaineers’ Head Coach Neal Brown speaks of adversity often. He has a blue-collar mentality, and he repeats ad nauseam that he asks his team to embrace the Mountain State culture. But his focus on overcoming adversity, and its centrality to the blue-collar culture he is building, came into sharp focus as the Mountaineers […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Fall To The Tigers

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Since the Mountaineers’ hiring of Neal Brown, Shane Lyons and Coach Brown have been managing fans’ expectations. Both preached patience.  And Brown marched out the “Trust the Climb” motto from day one. A climb, of course, implies a rigorous ascent from lower ground to higher ground. A gentle stroll up a small slope was not […] READ MORE


Mountaineers: Previewing James Madison

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In just days, the West Virginia Mountaineers open the book on the Neal Brown Era.  On Saturday, August 31, the Mountaineers host the James Madison Dukes.  Kickoff happens at 2:00.  The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.  For fans outside of that footprint, WVU Sports will stream the game live.  And for those […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Building Blue Collar Team

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The Mountaineers find themselves more than a week into fall camp.  The players have had their ups and downs. Head Coach Neal Brown called one early effort an “immature” practice.  But, while we have learned plenty about the attitude and improvement of the players, the staff and players have made one thing abundantly clear:  the […] READ MORE