1. Where's Steve Slaton? West Virginia Spreads the Wealth

    There’s an impression among some WVU fans—myself included—that All-American running back Steve Slaton isn't playing up to par this season...

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  2. College FB Championship Chase: Week 6 Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week Six of the college football season....If WVU had beaten South Florida, the Mountaineers would be No. 2 this week. Okay, that felt good to get off my chest...

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  3. WVU-Syracuse: Lessons from the South Florida Autopsy

    West Virginia travels to Syracuse to play l'Orange in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Statistically speaking, Syracuse is one of the worst teams in the NCAA. In particular, they're dreadful against the run—which WVU typically excels at...

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  4. Nick Saban on South Florida: Belchings of a Gas Giant

    Cosmologically speaking, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is a gas giant.Gas giants, such as Jupiter and Saturn, create huge gravitational fields, sucking stellar objects into their orbits and even bending light itself...

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  5. West Virginia FB: How the Mountaineers Can Finish No. 2

    Okay.This annual South Florida loss is like a splash of cold water in the face—bracing!WVU fans should get used to it: South Florida is WVU’s new Penn State. Just schedule the loss at the beginning of the season and plan around it...

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  6. West Virginia FB: Cockiness Doesn't Become the Mountaineers

    Coach Rich Rodriguez blew it when he was trying to psych up his West Virginia squad for the South Florida game...

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  7. Championship Chase: Week Five Stock Report

    Some things we learned from Week 5: First, we don’t know anything. More prosaically: This year’s Ohio State team may be better than last year’s. South Florida is the best team in the Big East, so far...

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  8. WVU-USF: Mountaineers Make the Wrong Kind of Statement

    Last week, I wrote that WVU needed to make a statement against South Florida on Friday night. They did.That statement was: WVU isn’t there yet...

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  9. WVU-South Florida: The Case for the Mountaineers

    Since the beginning of the 2005 season, WVU has lost three games:- Oct. 1, 2005: Virginia Tech 34, WVU 17- Nov. 2, 2006: Louisville 44, WVU 34- Nov...

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  10. WVU-South Florida: Statement Time for the Mountaineers

    WVU's all-three-phases domination of East Carolina last week was nice—but it was no statement.At least not to the poll voters...

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  11. Louisville Postgame: Being Steve Kragthorpe

    SCENE: Staff parking lot of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY. TIME: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. 9:33 P.M. Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe has just watched his No...

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  12. AP Justice: WVU Earns a Bump in the Polls

    So let's see if justice is served when the AP poll comes out on Sunday... - No. 3 Florida barely—barely—got by unranked Ole Miss, 30-24. - A lethargic No. 2 LSU fought off a pesky No...

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  13. WVU-ECU: Why the Mountaineers Need to Keelhaul the Pirates

    Wednesday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a holiday that needs no explanation.Tomorrow in Morgantown, WVU needs to inaugurate its own holiday: Kick Some East Carolina Pirate Booty Day...

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  14. Don't Buy It: Oklahoma's Bubble to Burst Sooner Rather than Later

    In the same way that AOL's stock price was pumped up by wild-eyed traders in 2000, Oklahoma's No. 4 ranking is the result of irrational exuberance...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 1,829 reads 31 comments