1. Say It Ain't So, Rich: Rodriguez Does Lasting Damage to West Virginia

    The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette's website is reporting that a "tearful" Rich Rodriguez told his players Sunday that he is "leaving for a lot of reasons that I hope one day you will understand...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 3,748 reads 33 comments

  2. Making Bobby Petrino Look Good: Rodriguez Jumps from WVU to Michigan

    The news is breaking this afternoon that WVU head coach Rich Rodriguez has taken the head coaching job at Michigan being vacated by Lloyd Carr...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 2,389 reads 27 comments

  3. WVU: Fiesta Bowl Will Be Devine's Time to Shine

    I re-watched the WVU-UConn game last night for the first time since seeing it live, and the television broadcast revealed some interesting things about WVU's two star running backs, Steve Slaton and Noel Devine...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 3,596 reads 17 comments

  4. Bobby Petrino: Zigging Where Others Zag

    Welcome to the Bobby Petrino School of Spectacularly Bad Decision-Making!Here at the School, we'll teach you how to thoroughly evaluate any situation...and make the worst possible decision about your next move...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,060 reads 8 comments

  5. Memo to WVU Fans: Get Over Pitt

    Maybe WVU football fans don't want to read this, but they should: It's time to let (P)it(t) go. It's one thing to be heartbroken after a tough loss to an archrival that ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,457 reads 16 comments

  6. December Is the Cruelest Month: What Went Wrong for WVU

    To borrow from my friend T.S. Eliot:This is the way the season endsnot with a bang but a whimper.West Virginia fans are heartbroken—not just because the Mountaineers lost to arch-rival ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,851 reads 17 comments

  7. Bite it, Mel Kiper: Pat White Is an NFL Quarterback

    NFL draft guru and ESPN Radio analyst Mel Kiper Jr. doubtless spends more time analyzing college talent than just about anyone on the planet. Naturally, the man knows way more about more college football players than I do...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 8,753 reads 36 comments

  8. College FB Championship Chase: Week 13 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 13...LSU and Arkansas were like Rocky and Apollo Creed in the big fight at the end of the first movie—throwing flat-footed haymakers at each other without going down...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 803 reads 4 comments

  9. West Virginia Mountaineers: We're Here, We're 'Eers! Get Used to It!

    If you're a WVU fan, here's the best part about the very real possibility the Mountaineers are going to play in the national championship game: No one wants them there. Missouri fans no doubt feel the same way...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,739 reads 25 comments

  10. WVU Football: Mountaineers' BCS Climb Almost Complete

    I find it hard to believe I'm writing this, but here goes... There are a multiple scenarios that can land WVU in the BCS title game. The most obvious—and least likely—is for both LSU and Kansas to lose...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,730 reads 16 comments

  11. Pat White, Pat White, and Pat White Some More

    WVU fans and even casual viewers may have the impression that Mountaineers' entire offense of late has been nothing but Pat White. This impression may be more true than you think...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,306 reads 3 comments

  12. College FB Championship Chase: Week 12 Stock Report

    The key thing we learned from Week 12...WVU is No. 3 in the BCS poll. Right back where the Mountaineers began the season. Pretenders and weirdos have come and gone—South Florida, Kentucky, Florida—but now, again, all is right with the world...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 994 reads 4 comments

  13. Domino Theory: How West Virginia Can Play for the BCS Title

    And the dominoes continue to fall West Virginia's way.After Thursday night's completely-predictable-in-hindsight Arizona upset over Oregon—and we mean completely predictable ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,020 reads 13 comments

  14. College FB Championship Chase: Week 11 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 11...Wow. Is Miami really, really bad or what? Final game at the Orange Bowl, former 'Canes in da hizzy (including the Rock—we love the Rock!)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,101 reads 4 comments

  15. Steve Slaton's Slump: Blame WVU O-Line, Head Coach

    The facts are clear: WVU star tailback Steve Slaton, preseason Heisman hopeful, is having an off-year compared to last year, when he rushed for more yards and had a higher per-carry average...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,958 reads 9 comments

  16. Louisville-West Virginia: Cards' D Gives Mountaineers the Edge

    By now, it’s clear that Louisville’s papier-mâché defense has ruined the Cardinals' season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,052 reads 1 comments

  17. College FB Championship Chase: Week 10 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 10...Like a terminal patient that had been defibrillated back into consciousness for two minutes against Virginia Tech, Boston College got the plug pulled by Florida State this week...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 810 reads 6 comments

  18. West Virginia FB: Rich Rodriguez, Film Critic

    I LOVE it when reporters get intense, competitive, successful football coaches off-topic...because you get an idea of how their minds work on the things most of us deal with every day...

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  19. College FB Championship Chase: Week 9 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 8... Enron. Bernie Ebbers. Jayson Blair. Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney in “Say, Say, Say.” The Cal Golden Bears...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,190 reads 2 comments

  20. WVU 31, Rutgers 3: Remember the Mountaineers?

    Just your basic statement-making, all-three-phases-dominating, start-to-finish victory for the Mountaineers...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,215 reads 2 comments

  21. Why WVU's Defense Is Better Than Its Offense

    As the season wears on, I find myself growing more impressed with WVU's defense and less impressed with its offense—something I never saw coming.First, the defensive numbers:- WVU is allowing only 254...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,268 reads 0 comments

  22. College FB Championship Chase: Week 8 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week Eight... LSU’s Les Miles is an out-of-control madman. Yes, his team beat Auburn on an unnecessary last-second touchdown pass—but, oh boy, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,019 reads 6 comments

  23. Rutgers-South Florida: WVU Has a New Best Friend

    Tonight, South Florida travels to New Jersey to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. For WVU to have at least a puncher’s chance in the Big East title race, Rutgers has to win...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,253 reads 7 comments

  24. BCS Top 10: How Good Are Your Opponents?

    Considering the combined records of opponents is one way to analyze the BCS rankings.I have re-ranked here the BCS Top 10 based on the winning percentages of their I-A opponents (South ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 2,199 reads 4 comments

  25. College FB Championship Chase: Week 7 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 7: If WVU had beaten South Florida, the Mountaineers would be No. 1 this week—yes, NUMBER FREAKIN’ ONE! I’m not going to get over this one, I can tell...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 871 reads 1 comments