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West Virginia Scrambling To Improve Passing Attack

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West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen is searching for answers. It’s apparent in his use of personnel. Six players have carried the ball. And, at receiver, the number of Mountaineers pulling in a pass is at 16 and perhaps still rising.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU's Holgorsen looking for Howard, offense to improve | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia entered its second bye week of the season tinkering with an offense displaying promise but not producing enough points or yards to be a force in its fourth year in the Big 12.

WVU’s Holgorsen scrambling to improve pass attack | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen is searching for answers. It’s apparent in his use of personnel. Six players have carried the ball. And, at receiver, the number of Mountaineers pulling in a pass is at 16 and perhaps still rising.

Receivers key in WVU turning up the heat | The Exponent Telegram
If there is anything apparent as the abbreviated TCU week begins for West Virginia’s football team it is that it is going to have to turn up the offensive heat if they are to defeat the undefeated and fourth-ranked Horned Frogs. In this case, that means an improved passing game.

WVU coaches hit the road recruiting with off week | Charleston Gazette-Mail
With West Virginia on an off week, the Mountaineers’ coaching staff hit the road recruiting from Thursday through Saturday. The coaches spanned out from south Florida to New York and over to Ohio.

Could Rodriguez really return to coach WVU? | The Exponent Telegram
Eventually, as West Virginia’s football season seems to be deteriorating again and the "Dump Dana" drums begin beating louder, it had to happen — and it has.

Basketball:

Holton has to stay on the floor more | The Exponent Telegram
When West Virginia’s 2015-16 edition of its basketball team took the court in the Blue-Gold Debut Saturday night at the Coliseum for a 30-minute scrimmage, it was far more a showcase than an attempt at serious basketball. Too early, too trivial to carry much meaning, except maybe for one player — Jonathan Holton.

Phillip spearheads Gold’s win in West Virginia’s scrimmage | WV MetroNews
Elijah Macon, Daxter Miles Jr. and Tarik Phillip each scored 10 points to lead the Gold team to a 46-24 win over the Blue squad in West Virgina’s 30-minute scrimmage Saturday night.

Huggins looking for more after annual Gold-Blue Debut Saturday | The Daily Athenaeum
After a 46-24 rout by the Gold team in the Gold-Blue Debut, head coach Bob Huggins is eager for more. Last year’s Sweet Sixteen run wasn’t enough for Huggins, who confirmed the team’s commitment to extending the season through late March.

Men's Basketball Notebook | WVU Athletics
The general public got its first glimpse of the 2016 West Virginia Mountaineers during Saturday evening’s Gold-Blue Debut at the WVU Coliseum.

Huggins confident WVU has plenty of firepower | The Exponent Telegram
When last seen on a basketball court prior to Saturday night’s Gold-Blue Debut exhibition, West Virginia was in the process of scoring just 39 points in a pointless exhibition of Sweet 16 basketball against Kentucky.

West Virginia Athletics:

Big 12 Champions! | WVU Athletics
A golden goal from senior forward Kailey Utley delivered the fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title to the No. 2/3 West Virginia University women’s soccer team, as the Mountaineers withstood constant pressure from Oklahoma State and earned a 2-1 overtime win at Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

Mountaineers earn fifth-straight conference title | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team brought home its fourth consecutive Big 12 title this weekend, with an overtime goal by senior Kailey Utley, giving the Mountaineers an edge in overtime.

WVU to Cap Fall at Quail Valley | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University golf team will head to Florida to cap its first fall season in more than 30 years as the Mountaineers compete in the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, hosted by McNeese State at Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach on Monday and Tuesday.

West Virginia succeeds in Big East competition | The Daily Athenaeum
WVU concluded the final day of the Big 12 vs. Big East Weekend Saturday, sweeping the meet in both men’s and women’s events in the WVU Natatorium.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 Week 8 Power Rankings: Baylor Bears stay No. 1 in steady week | ESPN
Ranking the teams in the Big 12 after Week 8 of the college football season.

Big 12 Bowl Projections, Week 8: Texas Longhorns make the cut | ESPN
Texas enters the Big 12's Bowl Projections in Week 8 after dispatching a skidding Kansas State team that has fallen out of the bowl picture.

Around The NCAA:

Updated 2015 bowl projections, with Stanford replacing Baylor in the College Football Playoff | SBNation
Let's make some new predictions for every bowl game, from the National Championship to the New Orleans. It'll be fun!

College football rankings: Clemson jumps LSU and TCU in AP Top 25 | SBNation
Clemson jumps ahead of LSU and TCU in this week's AP Top 25, up to No. 3 after crushing Miami on Saturday.

We can probably stop worrying about Ohio State for now | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of specifically the teams he feels like ranking right now.

The Miami Hurricanes' coaching search isn't quite as simple as you think | SBNation
Getting rid of a head coach who wasn't the right fit doesn't change the fact that a program with five national championships faces unique challenges.

The Miami Hurricanes must hire The Rock as their head coach | SBNation
Can you smell who The Rock is coaching?

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