WVU coach Dana Holgorsen feels fortunate to escape with a 24-17 win against William & Mary in the opener and he promises the team will get better. Next up is a road trip to Norman, Okla., to take on the Sooners.
Take the time to ponder this for a moment: the next time WVU plays Virginia Tech the guys taking the field in that game are currently in elementary school and junior high.
The two nationally relevant programs announced today that they will square off again in 2021 (Morgantown, W.Va.) and 2022 (Blacksburg, Va.). The fact these two rivals could put any differences aside and find a way to get back on the field is great for both programs and college football.
It seems highly unlikely that either coach will still be with the respective programs, but the Black Diamond Trophy is on the line again. Of course, we have to play eight more college football seasons before we get this game, but you can bet I'll be getting my tickets.
You see, I miss this regional match ups. I want Pitt and Penn State back on the schedule. I actually wish the college presidents would come to their senses and remake the conferences based on regions and not TV markets. But I digress.
Today is a time to praise the ADs for these two programs for making it happen. It also ratchets up my disgust for that overrated program from the ACC.no comments
For three years at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez never looked comfortable. He was taking flak for leaving his alma mater for the Wolverines and very few folks were embracing him in Ann Arbor.
I'm on the record as saying Rich Rod will one day return to Morgantown and coach WVU again, but the more I see what he's doing at Arizona and how relaxed he looks, I'm starting to wonder if he'll ever leave the desert.
Now comes this video of him showing off his acting skills as an old west cowboy. You have to give it up to his assistant coaches as well, most notably David Lockwood.
Most WVU fans say they don't want Rich Rod back. I'd take him back tomorrow. Now give me a head start so I can't ahead of the mob out to get me.no comments
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was hoping to find a starting quarterback during Saturday’s spring game.
Paul Millard and Ford Childress each had their moments during the game and tried to make a case to be the No. 1 guy. Millard threw touchdown passes of 10, 46 and 24 yards, while Childress connected with Jordan Thompson for a 65-yard scoring strike.
If you’re scoring at home and think you know who the starter will be in August, well, the spring game didn’t make matters any clearer.
But Holgorsen’s best option may have been on the sidelines. On Saturday, former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett was in Morgantown as he looks for a new program.no comments
It's a new day and of course there's a college football team unveiling new uniforms.
Today, it was West Virginia and I almost hate to admit it, but I like the new options.
The gold matte helmet is sweet and will be the first time since the 1970s since the Mountaineers haven't worn a blue or white helmet.
For those of you who don't like them, well, it's not about you. This is about 18 year old high school kids who Dana Holgorsen is trying to recruit.
Most of them love it.no comments
In recent years, Ohio State fans have had plenty to celebrate against rival Michigan.
It seems like Jim Tressel never lost to the Wolverines and so far Urban Meyer is 1-0. So some of the newer fans don't realize it used to be tough to defeat that Team Up North.
Flashback to 1975 and Woody Hayes' Buckeyes were undefeated and ranked first in the nation. Trailing 14-7 halfway through the final quarter and it didn't look good.
Yet, Ohio State scored twice in the final seven minutes to pull out a 21-14 victory in Ann Arbor.
Pete Johnson rushed for two touchdowns and caught another one from seven yards out, while Cornelius Greene threw for one score (to go with two interceptions).
The Buckeyes lost a tough game to UCLA in the Rose Bowl and lost any shot at the national title.
I couldn't find any video from this game, so I give you what I can find from the Rose Bowl.no comments
West Virginia has been here before.
Now you can add Geno Smith to the list.
Typically there is a one- or two-year transition with someone like Greg Jones, Chad Johnston or Jarrett Brown.no comments
The 1994 season was a bit of a disappointment, especially coming off a 11-1 campaign the year before. But the Mountaineers didn't have Jake Kelchner or Darren Studstill at quarterback any longer and there were some growing pains with Chad Johnston.
But the West Virginia native had one of his best moments against the Mountaineers' biggest rival (Pitt).
This game included three blocked field goals (two returned for touchdowns), a blocked punt, an interception returned for a score and a fumble returned for a TD.
The Panthers actually ralled from a 31-6 deficit to take a 41-40 lead with less than 50 seconds to play. But Johnston connected with Zach Abraham on a 60-yard score to pull out a 47-41 win.
WVU went on to finish 7-6 after facing five ranked teams that fall, including wins over Boston College (21-20) and Syracuse (13-0).
With every coach trying to one-up the other on Student Appreciation Days at spring practice, it seems we get a YouTube clip every day.
Now Ohio State mascot Brutus is getting into the action and in a way that he might regret (and avoid in the future).
Dude got laid out.no comments
With a storied tradition like Ohio State's, it's tough to pick some of the Buckeyes' most memorable games.
But let's start at the 1984 Fiesta Bowl when the Buckeyes took on Pittsburgh when the Panthers still mattered.
Leading most of the game, the Buckeyes still had to rally to take down the John Congemi-led Panthers. Pitt scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to take a 23-21 lead with 2:39 remaining in the game.
Somehow Mike Tomczak guided OSU on an 89-yard game-winning drive that was capped by a 39-yard toss to Thad Jemison with 39 seconds left for a 28-23 win.
Let's not forget the strong performance by Keith Byars, who rushed for a touchdown and returned a kick for a TD.
OSU finished 9-3 and ranked eighth in the Coaches Poll.no comments