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Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows
Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows

ATLANTA — If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you in on a couple secrets.

The first has been blowing around WVU’s football team for a while now.

You know how Quinton Spain has...

Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows
Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows

ATLANTA — If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you in on a couple secrets.

The first has been blowing around WVU’s football team for a while now.

You know how Quinton Spain has...

Dave Hickman: Alabama’s easy to figure, harder to stop

MORGANTOWN — For most rookies in a new job, there’s usually a feeling-out period.

Think about it. First day at work, the boss doesn’t generally give you the toughest assignment possible. Oh, sure,...

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s challenge: Jimmys and Joes
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s challenge: Jimmys and Joes

Somewhere, sometime, someone first uttered the phrase, “It’s not the X’s and O’s, it’s the Jimmys and Joes.”

Sports writers have suffered ever since.

We’ve heard it over and over and over...

Hickman: Loss of Banks significant blow

MORGANTOWN — Let’s face it, things could have been a whole lot better on the Ishmael Banks front where West Virginia’s defense is concerned.

Of course, they could have been a whole lot worse, too,...

Doug Smock: Herd’s ‘live ball’ era, by the numbers
Doug Smock: Herd’s ‘live ball’ era, by the numbers

HUNTINGTON — Ready, set, snap. Run ball, get to line, snap. Pass ball, get to line, snap.

Snap again, score. And score some more.

That’s pretty much been Marshall football the past two years, and...

Mitch Vingle: Making a call on the Mountaineers
Mitch Vingle: Making a call on the Mountaineers

It’s time.

Football is here.

And with that comes your annual WVU prediction, cured through spring and summer camps, cooked after all the available information surfaced.

It’s a big year, of course, for Dana Holgorsen....

Pendry, Saban, War, ’Bama and Mrs. Stew

This will be my 42nd year in the business, and I still get excited about football season.

This weekend, I will hit two games in three days, a perfect way to start the season. Here are some random thoughts.

n ...

Mitch Vingle: Making a call on Herd
Mitch Vingle: Making a call on Herd

It was just over a week ago I was convinced Marshall would have a special football season in 2014.

I had traveled to Huntington and searched for Ricardo Williams, a transfer from Miami, Fla. He was on the field, but not running with the first...

Dave Hickman: WVU has a bunch of ’backers

MORGANTOWN — When West Virginia’s football team gathered for preseason camp just over three weeks ago, Tony Gibson was fairly giddy over the group of linebackers he was about to begin coaching.

It...

Dave Hickman: Calicchio grows into his role on WVU line

MORGANTOWN — When Dana Holgorsen refers to Mike Calicchio as a giant of a man, he hits the nail pretty much on the head.

At 6-foot-9 and 315 pounds, that’s exactly what West Virginia’s fifth-year ...

Mitch Vingle: WVU, TCU might be Big 12 surprises

When I checked out the Big 12 preseason poll, something tugged at me.

I didn’t know what until Tuesday.

That’s when I really took time to break down the league’s upcoming season.

I saw teams that are overrated. I ...

Hickman: 3 surgeries later, Chestnut back in the mix
Hickman: 3 surgeries later, Chestnut back in the mix

MORGANTOWN — For a guy who arrived on campus three years ago with impeccable credentials and playing at a position of great need, Terrell Chestnut has had far too little impact on West Virginia’s defense....

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Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s challenge: Jimmys and Joes
Mitch Vingle: Making a call on the Mountaineers

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Dave Hickman: Alabama’s easy to figure, harder to stop
Hickman: Loss of Banks significant blow