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Noel Devine Returns To West Virginia University To Finish Degree

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Don't be surprised if you see Noel Devine on campus, or on the sidelines on Saturday.

Stedman Bailey isn't the only Mountaineer legend back in Morgantown this Fall. Former West Virginia running back Noel Devine has found his way back to campus, and aims to finish the degree he left hanging when he entered the NFL Draft in 2011.

Geoff Coyle, the hardest working sports journalist in West Virginia, caught up with Devine as he started the 2016 Fall semester, and gave us his best Tom Rinaldi impression. Devine, a devoted husband and father of five children, made the decision to return to Morgantown to make a better future for his family, who he had to leave behind while he's in school. Noel wants to pursue a career in coaching or athletic training, and knew returning to West Virginia was the only way to achieve what he wants.

Devine also has access to the football facilities, something West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider believes is a huge positive for the current Mountaineers that grew up watching Devine shred opposing defenses, as it shows them it's not all about playing on Sundays and their education really does matter.