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Mike Casazza: This year’s Mountaineers have a familiar feel

MORGANTOWN — His fifth season as West Virginia’s football coach begins in an unusual, though promising, position. The situation on offense, where he’s made his name, is the best available...

Mike Casazza: This year’s Mountaineers have a familiar feel

MORGANTOWN — His fifth season as West Virginia’s football coach begins in an unusual, though promising, position. The situation on offense, where he’s made his name, is the best available example....

WVU offensive line coach ‘comfortable’ ahead of opener
WVU offensive line coach ‘comfortable’ ahead of opener

MORGANTOWN — Ron Crook has figured out more than just the five starters on his offensive line. The West Virginia assistant football coach has also picked the first substitute for Saturday’s season-opening...

WVU, Georgia Southern want QBs with mobility
WVU, Georgia Southern want QBs with mobility

MORGANTOWN ­­— Skyler Howard will start at quarterback for West Virginia in its season opener Saturday night. There was a time not long ago when the 6-foot Howard wouldn’t have been coach Dana...

Mitch Vingle column: It’s go time for the Big 12

MORGANTOWN — On Tuesday, West Virginia had its game week press conference.

That’s because, finally, it’s game week.

And for the Big 12, it’s go time.

Time to go and win....

WVU notebook: Enough talk, Holgorsen’s ready for game time

MORGANTOWN — The best thing to happen to Dana Holgorsen Tuesday actually happened Monday. The West Virginia coach started the first game week of the season by publishing a depth chart online. A day later, that gave...

Shorts gives WVU versatile option at receiver
Shorts gives WVU versatile option at receiver

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Hand Daikiel Shorts a blank depth chart and a pen. Ask the junior receiver where he would place himself in the hierarchy of West Virginia’s offense.

“First team,...

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ye olde notebook:

WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen has stars in his eyes.

Four stars, to be exact.

Last week, the Mountaineer coach said he had three starting positions still open on offense. Then, on...

WVU QB Sills helping prep defense ahead of opener

MORGANTOWN — As odd as it may seem, thanks to a role that disguises his reality, this is the moment for David Sills.

True, the freshman quarterback isn’t playing football this week for West Virginia....

WVU recruiting: New contact period set to begin this week

This may come as a surprise to many who follow West Virginia football recruiting, but the last month has been a “quiet period,” according to NCAA rules. Naturally, the Mountaineers added three top recruits since Aug. 5 — wide...

WVU receiving corps still a work in progress
WVU receiving corps still a work in progress

MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen is the one who ultimately signs off on the depth chart West Virginia uses for the first game of the season. The Mountaineers coach said last week only three starting spots were unresolved....

Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game
Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game

The 3-3-5 odd stack always seemed to make sense for West Virginia University’s football program.

For whatever reason, the Mountaineers have difficulty landing multiple fine defensive linemen, so the scheme helps with that. In addition,...

With starter sidelined, Georgia Southern turns to Upshaw at quarterback
With starter sidelined, Georgia Southern turns to Upshaw at quarterback

MORGANTOWN — The biggest development before the season at Georgia Southern is not necessarily the worst news for the Eagles and their Sept. 5 season opener at West Virginia.

Quarterback Kevin Ellison, who was ...

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