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West Virginia Needs To Continue Progressing On Offense

In the aftermath of last Saturday’s 62-38 debacle in Waco, Dana Holgorsen admitted that he knew his team could not outscore Baylor.


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Holgorsen: WVU needs to continue progressing on offense | The Exponent Telegram
In the aftermath of last Saturday’s 62-38 debacle in Waco, Dana Holgorsen admitted that he knew his team could not outscore Baylor.

Offensive-minded Holgorsen a bit defensive | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was on his own Tuesday. Usually, he meets with the press before assistant coaches and selected players trickle in for interviews. This week, however, the Mountaineers are off. They won’t get back to action until Oct. 29, a Thursday, at No. 4 TCU. So access was limited.

WVU's Sills, once a QB, could start at receiver | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia freshman David Sills was unlikely to get on the field this season as a quarterback playing behind junior starter Skyler Howard and two other candidates. Sills, however, possessed a skill set that convinced coach Dana Holgorsen to find a new role for him.

Sills went from scout team QB to starting WR | Beckley Register-Herald
When West Virginia junior quarterback Skyler Howard found No. 15 along the sidelines for a beautiful 29-yard catch down to the Baylor 6-yard line on the second play of the second quarter Saturday, the FOX television announcers struggled with their description.

David Sills of West Virginia Mountaineers shows skills at WR | ESPN
David Sills first got famous for being a seventh-grade USC quarterback commit. He made his college debut Saturday as a West Virginia wide receiver.

Injuries hold WVU back, need bye week to recover | The Daily Athenaeum
Depth wasn’t an issue at most positions entering the season for the West Virginia University football team, but the wear-and-tear the Mountaineers have faced through the first portion of Big 12 play has taken its toll.


Huggins: Press helped team chemistry | Beckley Register-Herald
Bob Huggins has had plenty of success at West Virginia since returning to his alma mater for the 2007-08 season. He made the NCAA tournament in each of his first five seasons back at WVU, including an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2010. But after back-to-back seasons of missing the Big Dance in 2012-13 and 2013-14, Huggins decided he needed to do something different.

WVU's Huggins to keep heat turned up | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The West Virginia men's basketball team made life difficult for many of its opponents last season once coach Bob Huggins started using a full-court press.

Press Virginia, Part II Mountaineers may have to adjust under new rules | Charleston Gazette-Mail
This will change the first time the teams meet in January, but Texas coach Shaka Smart, a noted advocate for full-court pressure, is an admirer of West Virginia’s 94-foot attack.

More rule changes part of a ‘painful process’ for hoops | Times West Virginian
As West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins finished his five minutes on the podium at Big 12 Media Day at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Tuesday morning and was leaving the stage, they began introducing the most important man of the day to speak.

Huggins talks at Big 12 Media Day | The Exponent Telegram
Transcript of Bob Huggins' Big 12 Media Day Q&A conference

West Virginia Athletics:

Rifle Sits at No. 1 in the CRCA Top 20 Poll | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team sits at No. 1 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll.

Duo T-10th at Mountaineer Intercollegiate | WVU Athletics
Senior Easton Renwick and Max Sear represented the West Virginia University golf team in the top-10 of the inaugural Mountaineer Intercollegiate at Pete Dye Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Sear, Renwick step up at Intercollegiate | The Daily Athenaeum
Nestled deep in the rolling hills of Appalachia, 14 schools from all over the Midwest and East Coast met to compete in the West Virginia University men’s golf team’s inaugural Mountaineer Intercollegiate at Pete Dye Golf Club. Despite a rough showing on the first day of play, the Mountaineers were able to rebound on day two to finish the tournament in 10th place with a team score of 31-over 607.

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Around The NCAA:

HATIN ASS SPURRIER'S BACK | Every Day Should Be Saturday

FSU's Dalvin Cook has been more explosive than Leonard Fournette ... *way* more | SBNation
This week in college football's best numbers: The Big Ten is gaining on the SEC, Clemson tore apart a great defense, Kansas might get to play another close game at some point in the next month and more.

If the College Football Playoff were to start this moment, these 4 teams should be in | SBNation
Our College Football Playoff is made up of Baylor, Utah, Alabama and ...

The Georgia Southern-Appalachian State rivalry, now in FBS, still has postseason stakes | SBNation
The heated rivals are two of the better programs from the Group of Five this year.

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