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West Virginia football notebook: Trickett wins game amid difficult day

By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Even though Clint Trickett helped West Virginia beat then-No. 4 Baylor on Saturday, it was not his best day. The senior quarterback …

West Virginia notebook: Mountaineers pressure key to Baylor upset
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson was confident that attacking Baylor with constant pressure was the only way the Mountaineers could win, even if it meant leaving the cornerbacks isolated in 1-on-1 coverage. He had given it a lot of thought. “I have not ate much in the last 48 …
West Virginia stuns No. 4 Baylor
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va — There was nothing pretty here. It was, in fact, pretty ugly, what with all the hitting and penalties and playing beyond the …
West Virginia notebook: Reserve RBs step up after injury to Shell
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s depth at running back proved to be useful again after starter Rushel Shell left the game in the first quarter with …
WVU offense evolving on the run
By Bob Cohn
During a conference call with reporters this week, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen described the Mountaineers as a “run-first team.” Say what? Was there a …
WVU’s diminutive ‘Squirt’ coming up big
By Bob Cohn
Jordan Thompson lost his job returning punts for West Virginia against Texas Tech in Lubbock last Saturday. It was a minor setback. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound …
WVU’s Smallwood, Worley embrace 2nd chance
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wendell Smallwood had his first career 100-yard rushing game Saturday against Texas Tech, but it was not a given that the West Virginia running back would appear for the Mountaineers’ weekly media gathering. The same could be said for Daryl Worley, who started at cornerback and returned …
Last-second FG lifts WVU past Texas Tech
By The Associated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas — Josh Lambert knew immediately that his kick was on the right course. He wasn’t so sure whether it had the right distance. …
Coaches Holgorsen, Kingsbury reunite in Texas
By Bob Cohn
Dana Holgorsen and Kliff Kingsbury, mentor and pupil — and former roommate — will face off in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday for the second time …
WVU’s White something to talk about
By Bob Cohn
It might be a cliche to say West Virginia receiver Kevin White lets his play do the talking. It also would not be entirely true. …
WVU reinstates CB Worley
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Wednesday he “fully reinstated” Daryl Worley after the sophomore cornerback pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge. Holgorsen did not specify whether Worley will play Saturday at Texas Tech. On Tuesday, Holgorsen said Worley had been cleared to practice. Accused of attacking a …
West Virginia notebook: WVU allows Worley to practice
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Facing misdemeanor battery charges, suspended West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been cleared to practice, coach Dana Holgorsen said. Holgorsen made the …
West Virginia notebook: Adopting small-ball approach
By Bob Cohn
With West Virginia in conference mode the rest of the season, the coaching staff has tinkered with the defense, going with smaller and more athletic linemen. During a 33-14 victory against Kansas on Saturday, 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior Brandon Golson moved from linebacker, where he had started every game since the …
West Virginia hammers Kansas, 33-14
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN,W.Va. — Quarterback Clint Trickett offered perhaps the best assessment of his progress from last season after helping West Virginia beat Kansas, 33-14, on Saturday. …
WVU notebook: Bowden says success at FSU grew from stint with Mountaineers
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Before going on to fame, glory and riches at Florida State, Bobby Bowden spent 10 years at West Virginia — four as …
KU interim coach Bowen lands dream gig at alma mater
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen seems to appreciate that his counterpart Saturday, Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen, is a Jayhawk through and through. “He’s a …