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Dave Hickman: No rest for offensive line

MORGANTOWN — Ron Crook is just like every other offensive line coach in the country. In other words, he understands the need for depth.

But he’s also like so many others in that he doesn’t like...

Dave Hickman: No rest for offensive line

MORGANTOWN — Ron Crook is just like every other offensive line coach in the country. In other words, he understands the need for depth.

But he’s also like so many others in that he doesn’t like...

Mitch Vingle: Luck, WVU-OU and the DP Show

Ye olde notebook:

n Since Oliver Luck is a former WVU player and the school’s current athletic director, it’s natural for those in the Mountain State to be drawn to his son, Andrew, the current...

Dave Hickman: The good and bad of WVU special teams

MORGANTOWN — Are Dana Holgorsen and Joe DeForest being just a bit too generous in their assessment of West Virginia’s special-teams play so far this season?

It would certainly seem so, particularly...

Doug Smock: Herd protecting home turf in style
Doug Smock: Herd protecting home turf in style

HUNTINGTON — The big slogan of Marshall football these days is “Protect the M.”

Trust me: The 13th letter of the English alphabet is being protected.

With armed guards. Barbed wire. A moat, ...

Norman Chad: Jeter’s great, but he’s not Mother Teresa in pinstripes

I just saw a list of the “most significant figures in world history” as compiled by The New Republic:

1, Alexander the Great; 2. Aristotle; 3. Jesus Christ; 4. Charles Darwin; 5. Buddha; 6. Albert Einstein; 7. Mahatma Gandhi; 8....

Mitch Vingle: WVU won, but was it satisfying?

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There but for the grace of God — and the leg strength of Josh Lambert’s leg— went WVU’s season.

On Saturday, before a crowd of 48,154 at Byrd Stadium, the...

Mitch Vingle: WVU recruiting, MEC scheduling and J.R. House

The views from here:

n When you recruit, you do so to shore up weaknesses.

Apparently, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen did just that — in regard to his coaching hires.

As you might know, the man hired...

Dave Hickman: Orlosky wake-up call was a year ago
Dave Hickman: Orlosky wake-up call was a year ago

MORGANTOWN — This week marks an anniversary of sorts for Tyler Orlosky. And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that today is 9/11.

On the calendar it has been just 51 weeks, but only because West...

Mitch Vingle: NCAA’s decision regarding Penn State deplorable

Within the rushing stream of news that washes over us daily, few stories catch our attention and provoke unadulterated ire.

Two, though, surfacing within the last couple of days, did to me.

First, we saw the video of Ray Rice knocking out...

Dave Hickman: White wants to cash in all those catches

MORGANTOWN — By virtually any measure, Kevin White has had an outstanding start to the 2014 college football season.

In short, the junior college receiver who was supposed to step in and become West...

Doug Smock: Butler looking to bounce back vs. Ohio
Doug Smock: Butler looking to bounce back vs. Ohio

HUNTINGTON — While most Marshall players were taking their one day — or maybe a hour — to bask in their 48-7 clubbing of Rhode Island, Steward Butler wasn’t in the mood to celebrate.

No...

Norman Chad: An alphabet’s worth of offensive words

In the NFL this year, officials can flag players for obscene, abusive, threatening or insulting language. This rule was already in place, and it’s being emphasized now in response to concerns over the “N-word.” But there are a lot ...

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