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West Virginia's Final Five Games Could Determine Holgorsen's Future

It's been heard at the barber shop. It's been heard during trick-or-treat, and it's even been heard at church. With every Mountaineer loss, more and more folks are questioning the future of West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen.


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News Of Note


WVU's final five games could determine Holgorsen's future | Beckley Register-Herald
It's been heard at the barber shop. It's been heard during trick-or-treat, and it's even been heard at church. With every Mountaineer loss, more and more folks are questioning the future of West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen.

After flunking the hard part, will West Virginia make good on the back end? | WV MetroNews
Having failed to beat, and in most cases compete with the Big 12’s football heavyweights, West Virginia hopes to regain some life against a string of mediocres.

After tough month, challenges still await WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
That today is the second day of November is great news for West Virginia because the Mountaineers are two days removed from a month like no other.

Mountaineers maligned with injuries on D | The Dominion Post
His defense beset by injuries, WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is keeping all of his options open when it comes to fielding the best 11-man unit.

Add it all up and it's ugly for WVU | The Exponent Telegram
In order to discover what has happened to what began as a promising season for West Virginia’s football team, I decided to delve into the dark world of statistics.

Veteran Isaiah Bruce adjusts to new challenge at defensive end | The Daily Athenaeum
He’s been a starter as a freshman, a special-teamer as a senior and everywhere else in between. Now, the career of West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce has taken another unexpected turn: a move to defensive end.


WVU Rolls Past Shepherd in Haunted Hoops Game | WVU Athletics
he West Virginia University women’s basketball team had five players reach double figures in the Mountaineers’ 89-48 victory over Shepherd in the fourth annual Haunted Hoops exhibition game presented by Coke Zero.

Carey getting used to new faces on WVU team | The Exponent Telegram
t was Halloween night, but coach Mike Carey’s women’s basketball team took the trick or treat theme of the fourth annual Haunted Hoops exhibition game against Shepherd a bit too far in its 89-48 victory before the largest crowd the event has ever drawn — 2,787 witches, goblins and Taylor Swift look-alikes.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 1 WVU Defeats No. 16 Mississippi | WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team defeated No. 16 Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe Mississippi by a score of 4713-4602, today, at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 better positioned for playoff this time around | ESPN
This time last year, the Big 12 was in a very different spot. A much worse spot.

Iowa State Cyclones shut out hapless Texas Longhorns | ESPN
After falling to Texas in dramatic fashion the last two years, Iowa State expunged some demons Saturday night with a convincing 24-0 victory over the Longhorns.

Oklahoma State rallies on the road, shreds Texas Tech to stay perfect | ESPN
Oklahoma State rallied from an early 17-point road deficit and blew away Texas Tech with a 42-point second half en route to a 70-53 win Saturday that keeps the No. 12 Cowboys perfect.

Rapid Reaction: Oklahoma Sooners 62, Kansas Jayhawks 7 | ESPN
Oklahoma loves playing in the state of Kansas. The Sooners hammered Kansas 62-7 on Saturday at Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Around The NCAA:

November is here. Now the college football season has really begun. | SBNation
August is for arguing. September is for dreaming. October is for bargaining. November is for everything.

College football rankings: AP Top 25 sets table for huge Week 10 | SBNation
These rankings will be combined into a final composite.

New bowl projections, with College Football Playoff business about to pick up in a hurry | SBNation
Hey, let's predict how all the bowl games will look, now that another Saturday's in the books and the official rankings are inbound.

Frank Beamer to retire after 29 monumental years at Virginia Tech | SBNation
The Hokies' head coach is officially leaving after 29 years leading Virginia Tech.

I'll rank Memphis and Houston in my top 10, and you can fight me if you don't like it | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of teams that must be ranked.

The Solid Verbal: The winners, losers, and most shocking of a tense Week 9 | SBNation
Let's get into it...

West Virginia Pros

'Eers in the NFL: Week Eight | EerSports
EerSports takes a look at former Mountaineers and how they fared this week in the NFL.


Mountaineers turn eye toward QBs for 2017 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In the world of recruiting, things often happen in waves — visitors, scouting trips, and even new offers. During the bye week, West Virginia’s coaches weren’t solely out on the road, scouting and visiting top prospects up and down the East Coast. They were also reviewing tape on several quarterback targets for 2017. The end result? The number of offers to junior signal-callers doubled in a matter of days.

Video Of Interest

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