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West Virginia looking for bigs to fill out offensive line slots in 2018 recruiting class

While the Mountaineers have been able to get their quarterback, running back and wide receiver targets fairly easily, there is still a big, blank space when it comes to the offensive line.

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West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Mountaineer players Al-Rasheed Benton, Justin Crawford, Elijah Wellman and Kyzir Whitewill be in Frisco on Tuesday when the Mountaineers join Texas, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State for day two of the two-day event.

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AT&T Sports Networks has announced that the company’s regional sports network brand – ROOT SPORTS® – will be rebranded as AT&T SportsNetSM in the Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.

WVU football seeking beef to fill out offensive line | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia has been on quite a recruiting tear lately, adding five commitments in the last month. However, while the staff were able to get their top targets at quarterback and running back, while shoring up a top-of-the-line receiving corps, there is still a big, blank space when it comes to the offensive line. That could — and should — change in the next couple weeks.

I’m going behind enemy lines with today’s Video of Interest, in an effort to ramp up the hate leading into the Mountaineers’ showdown with the Hokies.

I’ll admit that Tech’s version of Doug did a pretty good job on this video. I look forward to his/her recap when that Black Diamond Trophy is no longer in Blacksburg.

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