1. 2009 WVU Preview: Offensive Line

    Today, I launch my unit-by-unit preview of the 2009 West Virginia football team with the group that has the most question marks coming in—the offensive line...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 5 years ago 903 reads 21 comments

  2. 2009 WVU Preview: Several Solid Reasons for Optimism

    I will say this up front: I am strangely optimistic about WVU's 2009 season, which begins only nine weeks from Saturday at Mountaineer Field against the I-AA Liberty Flames...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 5 years ago 1,606 reads 13 comments

  3. Pat White Poised To Become an NFL Quarterback

    I hate to say I told you so, but—well, I don't: On Nov. 28, 2007, I wrote this blog posting headlined, "Bite It, Mel Kiper: Pat White Is An NFL Quarterback." Since then, Mel has come around on White...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 5 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  4. Jarrett Brown's Team: WVU Spring Scrimmage

    The takeaway from Saturday’s Gold-Blue scrimmage game in Morgantown is that Jarrett Brown, Pat White’s replacement, was large and in-charge. You can see a couple of (shaky) videos I shot here...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 5 years ago 815 reads 2 comments

  5. WVU-Syracuse Basketball: Mountaineers Headed Backward Fast

    WVU’s performance in a 74-61 loss at Syracuse Wednesday night on ESPN was so poor in so many ways, it defies description in paragraph style...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 5 years ago 199 reads 4 comments

  6. Todd McShay Poops All Over Pat White's NFL Dream

    Former WVU quarterback (boy, it hurts to write that) Pat White is in Mobile, Ala., practicing for Saturday's Senior Bowl, a big chance for NFL draft-hopefuls to showcase their abilities to league scouts...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 2,722 reads 14 comments

  7. Report: Miami Dolphins Interested in West Virginia Quarterback Pat White

    Miami Dolphins' GM Bill Parcells is reportedly "intrigued" by just-graduated (and yes, he graduated) WVU quarterback Pat White, thanks to his dual-threat capability and his ability to fit into ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 4,240 reads 20 comments

  8. Utah's Win Echoes WVU's 2006, 2008 BCS Bowl Victories

    Because I live in a Mountaineer-centric universe, I can draw a comparison between nearly any current sporting event and a WVU sporting event in the past...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 810 reads 4 comments

  9. WVU: 2008 Look Back, 2009 Look Ahead

    If you thought WVU was going to make a national championship run this year, then the 2008 season was a huge disappointment. Not as big of a disappointment as losing to Pitt last year, but big...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 336 reads 8 comments

  10. West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30: Pat White Passes Final College Exam

    I won’t blame ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt for analyzing Saturday’s Meineke Car Care Bowl incorrectly—everyone did, including me...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 331 reads 2 comments

  11. WVU-UNC Matchup Will Hinge on Defenses

    I had a random encounter with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt in a Washington D.C. bar tonight (Well, not so random -- he’s from here; went to Maryland, I think...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 286 reads 2 comments

  12. How Can Florida Beat Oklahoma? Ask West Virginia.

    The Oklahoma Sooners, it is written, are an unstoppable offensive juggernaut, having scored 60 or more points in their last five regular-season games. They have but one loss, a 45-35 setback handed out by Texas...

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  13. Ranking The Best WVU Seasons Of The Pat White Era

    Even though there’s one more game to go in this WVU football season, I think it’s fair to say that whether it ends up as a 9-4 or an 8-5 season, it will be the worst of the past four seasons, otherwise known as the Pat White Era...

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  14. Feel-Good Story For Bummed-Out WVU Fans

    On Saturdays (and Thursdays and Wednesdays and so on) over the past four years, WVU quarterback Pat White has thrilled Mountaineer fans...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 346 reads 2 comments

  15. WVU 13, USF 7: Pat White Exits Mountaineer Field a Winner

    Here are my observations on WVU's snowy victory of South Florida last Saturday night and my report of an unexpected treat after the game. (Better late than never...

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  16. Pat White's Last Hurrah

    On Saturday night shortly after 8 p.m., WVU quarterback Pat White will trot onto Mountaineer Field, settle into a semi-crouch a few yards behind center, look over the defense, stand back up straight, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 739 reads 4 comments

  17. Pitt 19, WVU 15: Stewart & Co. Fail Final Exam

    Today’s loss reminded me of the great line by the feral Cajun Rob Schneider character in “The Waterboy:” “Oh no! We suck again!” All you needed to know about WVU’s ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 1,102 reads 4 comments

  18. WVU-Pitt: Stewart and Mullen's Final Exam

    Okay, Coach Stewart: This is what you’ve waited for. It's finals week coming up and this is the biggest exam of your career -- one you've been studying for for nearly a year. This is why you did what you did this whole season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 1,301 reads 4 comments

  19. WVU 35-'Ville 21: Pat White's Big Day

    More than anyone else on this 7-3 team, I have felt sorry for Pat White.This is not the way his senior season should have gone.He has, as ESPN Big East blogger Brian Bennett correctly said this week, been pulled in many different directions this year...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 438 reads 2 comments

  20. Grading WVU's Football Coaches

    It's difficult and capricious to sum up nine games's worth of work by WVU coaches during this football season in a simple letter grade. So let's go ahead and do it...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 1,184 reads 1 comments

  21. WVU Lands 1.5 Top Recruits Despite Cincy Debacle

    ESPN is reporting tonight that even though highly-recruited quarterback Eugene Smith from Miramar, Fla., and his favorite target and teammate, wide receiver Stedman Bailey, both attended Saturday ...

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  22. Cincy 26-WVU 23: Stewart Must Fire Himself As Special Teams Coach

    Several things were puzzling during WVU’s loss to Cincinnati on Saturday night but one thing became achingly clear: Coach Bill Stewart must relinquish his duties as special teams coach...

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  23. WVU Leaves Room For Jalloh

    One of the happier results of WVU's recent run of prosperity is the emergence of senior wideout Dorrell Jalloh...

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  24. West Virginia 35, UConn 13: Huskies Doomed By Mistakes, Pat White

    WVU put on another quality second-half performance today, holding UConn to only 72 second-half yards and scoring four touchdowns...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 192 reads 1 comments

  25. The Misery Of South Florida Football Fandom

    I think it would be rip-your-hair-out heartbreaking/frustrating/exasperating to be a fan of South Florida football. That team is an amazing ramshackle of a thing and quarterback Matt Grothe is the conductor of the mayhem...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 6 years ago 415 reads 1 comments