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WVU notebook: Holgorsen expects similar effort

By Bob Cohn 9:28 p.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — OK, we get it. No moral victories. But West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was more than a little positive talking about Saturday’s 33-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama that left Mountaineers fans feeling encouraged that last season’s misery won’t repeat and e_SSRqBama fans ready to tear down …

WVU notebook: Trickett finds groove against Alabama
By Bob Cohn
In his fifth year as a college quarterback, at his second program, has Clint Trickett finally arrived? Backing up E.S. Manuel and losing out to Jameis Winston at Florida State, then transferring to West Virginia and getting his shoulder banged up and suffering a concussion while wrestling with a new …
WVU comes up short in upset bid against No. 2 Alabama
By Bob Cohn
ATLANTA — West Virginia’s players and coaches talked the big underdog talk this week about playing No. 2 Alabama. That is, they embraced the opportunity. …
West Virginia notebook: Ex-Hopewell RB star Shell sees 1st action since 2012
By Bob Cohn
ATLANTA — West Virginia wasted no time getting running back Rushel Shell into the action. After sitting out last season, the Pitt transfer and former …
WVU hopes to open season with seismic upset
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia has a rare opportunity. Not only can the Mountaineers send tremors throughout the college football landscape, but a victory over No. 2 Alabama …
WVU, Saban go way back
By The Associated Press
Growing up in West Virginia, Nick Saban would peek through the rails at the old WVU Fieldhouse as Jerry West played basketball far below. Watching …
West Virginia AD Luck wants improvement
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck pronounced his football program in “good shape” even though the Mountaineers went 4-8 and lost six of their last …
West Virginia’s defense is searching for a do-over this season
By Bob Cohn
The bad news for West Virginia is that only a handful of defensive starters return. That might turn out to be good news. The Mountaineers …
Ex-PSU assistant Bradley finding a home at WVU
By Bob Cohn
Tom Bradley spent nearly four decades as a student, football player and coach at Penn State, so it made sense he might need help with …
WVU football ticket sales on decline
By Bob Cohn
Coming off a 4-8 season, West Virginia football season ticket sales are down from last year at this time and way down from two years …
WVU quarterback Trickett ready to put experience to use
By Bob Cohn
It’s a new season for West  Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, in more ways than one. The fifth-year senior was named the starter in June, a …
West Virginia football team gets big kick out of punter O’Toole
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, West Virginia junior punter Nick O’Toole could be mistaken for a linebacker. A balding, grizzled, veteran linebacker. …
WVU lineman Spain hopes less weight means better play
By Bob Cohn
There is less of West Virginia guard Quinton Spain, but he still is hard to miss. “He’s a large person,” center Tyler Orlosky said. “That’s …
WVU’s Holgorsen: Coaches ‘lie’ during recruiting
By Staff Report
West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen got some attention Monday after a media briefing in which he confirmed what everybody knows: Coaches often bend the …
Slimmer Shell settles in at WVU
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At long last, Rushel Shell seems to have found a home as opposed to a destination. This news comes not from Shell …
Boyd, Hackenberg lead parade of key sophomores at Pitt, PSU and WVU
By Chris Adamski Bob Cohn  and Jerry DiPaola
Sophomore football players no longer need directions to the cafeteria, and the thick playbooks finally are starting to make sense. Still, only 15 months ago, …