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West Virginia Secondary Comfortable Heading Into Season

We're about a month away from the start of the 2015 season and West Virginia's secondary is ready to lead a stellar defense, no matter how hard the challenge.


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News Of Note


WVU corners comfortable on island | The Exponent Telegram
The Mountaineers head into the 2015 season with arguably the best secondary in the Big 12, and one of the best in the country.

Holgorsen: "It's going to be a fun year" | WV Illustrated
The Mountaineer coach is offering high praise for his defense and a few skill players as he prepares for a season with a veteran team.

Targeting rules haven’t affected WVU’s Joseph | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It was two years ago, at the Big 12’s annual football media days, when Karl Joseph was a rather shy-spoken and relatively low-profile sophomore safety who attracted an unusual amount of media attention as he sat at one of the tables in a cavernous ballroom at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Orlosky, Howard building relationship | The Dominion Post
Whenever WVU’s first-team offense left the field, relieved by the "twos" during any number of team sessions this spring, Tyler Orlosky would seek out the Texan.

What's On Tap

West Virginia Fan Day Date and Time Set

The Mountaineer athletic department has sent out media schedules, and this year's Mountaineer Fan Day is set for Sunday, August 16th.  The event will be held in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility at 2:30PM. Stay tuned for more information as it is released.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Is Oklahoma college football's unlikely sleeper? | ESPN
Bob Stoops says expectations get too pinned to bowl results; the Sooners can prove their mettle in the opener against a Tennessee team on the rise.

Can David Beaty's roots in fertile Texas bear fruit for Kansas? | ESPN
Calling himself a 'Texas high school coach' at heart, Kansas coach David Beaty has a recruiting plan that includes mining Dallas and Oklahoma.

Around The NCAA:

Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier agree Notre Dame should have to join a conference | SBNation
A week after Missouri coach Gary Pinkel spit some hot fire by stating that Notre Dame should have to join a conference in order to be eligible for the College Football Playoff, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is on board with Pinkel's suggestion, siding against his sort-of-conference-mate.

West Virginia Pros

Kevin White Among Top 50 Player Sales List | NFL Players Association
The NFL Players Association has released their list of top 50 retail sales by NFL player for the 1st quarter of 2015, and Kevin White is one of only three rookies to appear on the list.

Is Geno Smith New York Jets' answer at quarterback? | ESPN
Geno Smith may be getting his last shot at establishing himself as the Jets' quarterback of the future.

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Looks like those Duke boys are at it again...

At the Evel Knievel Days event in Butte, Montana on Friday, Gregg Godfrey set the record for the longest semi-truck jump ever with 166 feet, shattering the previous record which was 83 feet.

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a singer, writer, and professional twerker (yes, that's a real thing apparently).  CLICK HERE for Lexy Panterra's Instagram.