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Dana Holgorsen Buries Comparisons To West Virginia's 2012 Squad

While the previous 5-0 start for West Virginia in 2012 proved to be fool’s gold, coach Dana Holgorsen won’t entertain any comparisons.

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News Of Note

Football:

Holdovers remain, but Holgorsen buries comparisons to 2012 squad | WV MetroNews
While the previous 5-0 start for West Virginia in 2012 proved to be fool’s gold, coach Dana Holgorsen won’t entertain any comparisons.

Holgorsen always looks forward to TCU matchup | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is looking forward to a fun, tough week as TCU comes to town to test his unbeaten, No. 12 Mountaineers.

Gibson all in with 3-3-5 'D' | The Exponent Telegram
After West Virginia had taken one of the nation’s top offenses in Texas Tech, and held it to 17 points, one of the so-called experts on these television news shows that have grown out of SportsCenter, where they go more for laughs than information, made note that the Mountaineers had accomplished it with their "new" 3-3-5 defense. New? Folks, if this new, then so are Beanie Babies, the DVD and Google.

Dana Holgorsen hopeful for healthy stable of backs | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Running backs Justin Crawford and Kennedy McKoy both left last week’s win at Texas Tech with injuries, and No. 12 West Virginia had yet to practice before coach Dana Holgorsen’s weekly news conference Tuesday. Holgorsen was hopeful both would work out in the evening and be available for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. home game against TCU

Patience pays off for WVU kicker Mike Molina | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It’s the sports columnist’s dream. Local boy does good. OK, strike that. Local boy overcomes obstacles and does good. Wait, wait, wait. Local boy overcomes obstacles and does good for one of the nation’s top college football teams. That’s the ticket. And that’s what we have in West Virginia University kicker Mike Molina, the pride of Hurricane.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Here’s what Big 12 members were told not to say about the league’s expansion decision | SBNation
Here’s what the conference is feeling a little self-conscious about.

4 simple things to know about Big 12 expansion and what happens next | SBNation
The conference isn’t adding teams at this time. That doesn’t mean Big 12 drama is anywhere near done.

Take Two: Is Big 12 expansion dead for good? | ESPN
The Big 12 closed the door on expansion Monday, announcing that it would stand pat at 10 members. But will they revisit the idea in the future?

Week 8 in the Big 12: What to watch for | ESPN
West Virginia is now 5-0, up to No. 12 in the AP poll and gets its next test against TCU, plus other storylines around the Big 12.

ESPN.com's midseason All-Big 12 team | ESPN
The midseason all-Big 12 team is chock-full of playmakers, as the high-scoring conference has plenty of offensive game-breakers.

Around The NCAA:

Ranking college football’s 11 remaining undefeated teams| SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall’s weekly ranking of only the teams that demand to be ranked at this time.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Take Penn State, LSU, and 26 others | SBNation
Let’s make a lot of college football picks for Week 8.

HELP, I THINK I LIKE ALABAMA | Every Day Should Be Saturday
I’M FEELING POSITIVE FEELINGS FOR THE TIDE AND I’M DISTRAUGHT.

Notre Dame went from a reasonable top-10 pick to 2-5. Here’s what’s gone wrong. | SBNation
The Irish might not make a bowl game, and Brian Kelly’s job status is in question. That was sudden!

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