Can Reeling Mountaineers Find Footing?

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Can Reeling Mountaineers Find Footing? Through four games, many in the college football world seemed high in the 2021 West Virginia Mountaineers despite their 2-2 record. A turnover-ridden but close loss to Maryland to open the season was not ideal, but opening-game hiccups happen. A home win over ranked rival Virginia Tech helped their case. They […] READ MORE


Texas Tech Week 5 Preview: Win The 1st Quarter

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For Texas Tech, week 5 could not have come any sooner. Fans, coaches, players, and anyone associated with the Red Raider program would rather forget the effort on display down in Austin last week. The Texas Tech week 5 draw sends the team to Morgantown to square off with a tough West Virginia squad. The […] READ MORE


Oklahoma vs Kansas State Preview

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Oklahoma vs Kansas State Preview Will this be the week that the Sooner offense actually shows up?  Not only is that unlikely, but Oklahoma’s offense has been trending down every week.  Does the woeful offensive output fall on Spencer Rattler?  In spite of Rattler’s less-than-inspiring performance thus far, he can hardly be blamed for all […] READ MORE


Oklahoma vs West Virginia in Review

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Oklahoma vs West Virginia in Review Through four games, Oklahoma has made an art form out of making average teams look elite.  In the same fashion, Spencer Rattler entered the season as the leading Heisman Trophy candidate.  At this point, Rattler might not be the best quarterback on the Sooners roster.  It’s abundantly clear what […] READ MORE


Oklahoma Faces West Virginia

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Oklahoma faces West Virginia Are these two teams that are trending in opposite directions?  Granted that the Sooners have struggled to beat two sub-par FBS teams and the Mountaineers just beat the number 15 team in the country one might think so.  Although this may be true, things could take a turn for both schools […] READ MORE


Transfers The New Normal In Morgantown?

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A few seasons ago, we discussed at length the shifting college football landscape. In particular, we took a hard look at the evolving transfer rules. As predicted, the average number of outbound transfers per school seems to be climbing. Indeed, with the NCAA likely to approve the pending one-year automatic transfer waiver, logic tells us […] READ MORE


Remembering WVU’s Murph Tinsley

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Remembering Murph Tinsley “Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River, Life is old there, older than the trees, Younger than the mountains, growin’ like a breeze.”-John Denver, “Country Roads   As a Mountaineer fan, chances are you sang those words (and more) before going further. After all, John Denver’s hit represents the musical […] READ MORE


Reviewing Our Mountaineer Predictions

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Reviewing Our Mountaineer Predictions Each year, in the hustle and bustle of pre-season excitement, we traditionally render several predictions for the West Virginia Mountaineers. First, we name our top offensive surprise players. Then, we name our top defensive surprise players. Finally, we make our bold predictions for the season. At the end of each season, […] READ MORE


West Virginia Bolsters Its Offensive Line

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West Virginia Bolsters Offensive Line When Head Coach Neal Brown came to Morgantown, he made one thing clear. He sought to establish a power run game in Morgantown. “We want to line up and run the ball,” he said, “even when opposing teams know we are going to run.” But Offensive Line Coach Matt Moore […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Add Nester Through Transfer

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Mountaineers Add Nester Through Transfer As the Early Signing Period was underway, the usual crowd of players started entering the transfer portal. This is nothing new (at least for the last few years). The transfer portal, indeed, has become a growing part of the evolving landscape in college athletics. But one name, in particular, rose […] READ MORE