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Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU
MEL MORAES | For the Gazette-Mail
Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU

MORGANTOWN — Throughout the offseason that finally ends tonight, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen focused on turnovers and ways to prevent them on offense and create them on defense. In a sport structured by...

Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU
Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU

MORGANTOWN — Throughout the offseason that finally ends tonight, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen focused on turnovers and ways to prevent them on offense and create them on defense. In a sport structured by...

WVU notebook: Breida best of Georgia Southern RB stable
WVU notebook: Breida best of Georgia Southern RB stable

MORGANTOWN — Georgia Southern won’t have its ordinary starting quarterback for tonight’s season-opening football game against West Virginia, but that doesn’t seem to matter much to either of the ...

WVU’s Joseph evolves from big hitter to better tackler
WVU’s Joseph evolves from big hitter to better tackler

MORGANTOWN — Throughout the two-plus years he’s been on West Virginia’s campus, running back Wendell Smallwood has had his run-ins with safety Karl Joseph.

Run-ins. Knock downs. Shoestring stops....

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...

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