Top 25 Podcast: New coaches most likely to succeed

Sports 05/08/19, 09:59

There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , USA Today's Paul Myerberg joins the show to pick apart Ralph Russo's Most Likely to Succeed rankings of ...

High expectations for Dana Holgorsen in return to Houston

Sports 04/12/19, 17:02

Coach Dana Holgorsen is thrilled to be back in Texas with the Houston Cougars after eight years in West Virginia.As the Cougars went through spring football practices, it didn't take long for him to be reminded of one of the reasons why he enjoys coaching in the state so much."I ...

Brown brings lighthearted coaching style to West Virginia

Football 01/10/19, 15:17

New West Virginia coach Neal Brown's lighthearted approach to football is forever captured in a 2016 dance video at Troy.Brown dabbed while his players and assistants showed off their moves in the video that was part of a spring competition among Troy athletic coaching staffs.Brown's squad won."My 10-year-old said I ...

Dana Holgorsen back home to coach University of Houston

Football 01/03/19, 17:21

Dana Holgorsen is back at the University of Houston."It's great to be home," Holgorsen said Thursday at his introductory press conference.Holgorsen left West Virginia to return to Houston, where he was offensive coordinator from 2008-09."When I left here 10 years ago, I left here with a frown," Holgorsen said. "Because, ...

Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Football 01/02/19, 15:31

Houston hired West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston competes in the American Athletic Conference, which was formed from the ...

Players skipping bowls could cost their coach bonus money

Football 12/21/18, 03:57

Dana Holgorsen can earn a $50,000 bonus if West Virginia beats Syracuse next week in the Camping World Bowl, a game the Mountaineers will play without star quarterback Will Grier and left tackle Yodny Cajuste.Dave Doeren's contract with North Carolina State calls for him to receive a $50,000 bonus if ...

Injuries mounting for TCU, tough test at No. 7 WVU next

Football 11/09/18, 11:50

TCU coach Gary Patterson figures all those injuries that have piled up for the Horned Frogs could present a problem for No. 7 West Virginia.Patterson joked it might be difficult for West Virginia to put together a scouting plan against TCU's revolving-door defense."It's been a hard year for us," Patterson ...

Mountaineers like the view from on top of the Big 12

Football 11/04/18, 07:31

West Virginia likes this view: The Mountaineers are tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 Conference with three games left in the regular season.The Sooners have seen this view before but it's a whole new world for West Virginia in early November.The Mountaineers got to stay there ...

No longer unbeaten, No. 13 WVU gets a week off to fix gaffes

Football 10/17/18, 12:56

A bye week for No. 13 West Virginia coincides with saying so long to some lofty goals.An undefeated season. A shot, for now, of reaching the College Football Playoff. And likely the Heisman Trophy aspirations of quarterback Will Grier.The Mountaineers were thoroughly outplayed in a 30-14 loss at Iowa State ...

Iowa State to appeal $25K Big 12 fine for field storming

Football 10/16/18, 17:55

Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 Conference for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a home win over West Virginia last weekend.The league told Iowa State that Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had determined university ...

No. 6 West Virginia on upset alert at Iowa State

Football 10/12/18, 04:09

No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12's last undefeated team.The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12).Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones seem ...

No. 9 West Virginia hosts Kansas, looks to remain unbeaten

Texas 10/05/18, 10:26

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12's top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings.At the moment, though, it's junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.Simms will go after his fourth straight 100-yard receiving performance on Saturday ...

Heisman hopeful Grier leads WVU against young Texas Tech QB

Football 09/28/18, 12:34

West Virginia launched a Heisman Trophy campaign for Will Grier over the summer and the senior quarterback for the No. 12 Mountaineers has certainly backed it up.So has Alan Bowman, the true freshman for No. 25 Texas Tech who got thrust into action because of injury early in the season ...

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