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Holgorsen’s defensive decisions have WVU headed in right direction

By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dana Holgorsen did a double-take, took a step back and reinvented himself. This was an unusual move for West Virginia’s confident football ...

College football preview: Big 12
By Tribune-Review
TCU, Baylor eye redemption TCU coach Gary Patterson and Baylor’s Art Briles know a way for their teams and the Big 12 to avoid ...
WVU sophomore linebacker Preston draws heavy praise
By John Harris
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, who doesn’t toss compliments easily, offered this unsolicited response about sophomore linebacker Xavier Preston after the Mountaineers’ spring game in ...
West Virginia football team preparing as if this was game week
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. e_SEmD Entering the second week of classes, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen told reporters, “I’ve never had three weeks of school prior to the first game in my 20 years of coaching. It feels like this should be game week.” WVU’s 2015 opener is Sept. 5 against Georgia Southern. ...
West Virginia’s Holgorsen fine with curbing contact practices
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Coach Dana Holgorsen never has scheduled more than one full-contact practice each week to prepare for a game since he arrived at ...
WVU’s Crest emerging as backup QB option
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With junior Skyler Howard settling in as the starting quarterback, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is turning his attention to developing a dependable backup. Redshirt freshman William Crest Jr., who entered preseason camp taking reps at three positions, is emerging from a group of three young quarterbacks behind ...
WVU’s Holgorsen tries to motivate Pa.’s all-time leading rusher Shell
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A day after Rushel Shell’s position coach praised his receiving skills, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Shell needs more consistency to ...
WVU safety Joseph is durable, dependable and a punishing hitter
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Safety Karl Joseph started all 38 games he has played at West Virginia. He received All-Big 12 recognition last season and twice ...
Aliquippa grad Henry’s role grows at WVU
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia sophomore safety Dravon Henry earned the trust of the coaching staff so much that his responsibilities this season likely will ...
West Virginia men’s basketball preps for trip to Bahamas
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When asked about the level of competition his team will face on their Bahamas trip next week, West Virginia men’s basketball coach ...
WVU redshirt freshman earns starting left tackle job
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Admitting it isn’t something he does willingly or often, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Thursday he expects redshirt freshman Yondy Cajuste to start at left tackle. The Mountaineers open at home Sept. 5 against Georgia Southern. “Right now, Yondy’s the starting left tackle,” Holgorsen said. Holgorsen said Cajuste ...
WVU’s Kwiatkoski embraces move back to OLB
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — When West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson met with Bethel Park linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski earlier this offseason, it wasn’t simply to ...
West Virginia gets verbal commitment from 4-star WR
By John Harris
West Virginia continued its successful recruiting reach in Maryland on Wednesday when four-star recruit Steven Smothers reportedly committed to the Mountaineers. Smothers, a receiver from Reisterstown, Md., also received offers from Florida, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon, Rutgers, Clemson, South Carolina, Arizona and Miami. Rivals.com reported the commitment, and a message on ...
West Virginia football pair Gibson, Howard prepared to step up
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard and receiver Shelton Gibson have become good friends and inseparable teammates since meeting last year. They work ...
WVU to intensify workload in dealing with shorter training camp
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Because of fewer practice days before the first day of classes, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen intends to increase the Mountaineers’ workload ...
As college football training camps open, defenses fall under microscope
By Jerry DiPaola Bob Cohn and John Harris
As training camps open during the next week for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, each program finds its defense in a different place. Penn ...