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Chuck McGill: Combined effort of offense, defense make Herd tough to stop
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Chuck McGill: Combined effort of offense, defense make Herd tough to stop

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Saturday was Doc Holliday’s 30 for 30. A 30-point rout for career win No. 30.

Marshall’s 44-14 win over Ohio was a big one, and not just because the 57-year-old Thundering Herd coach beat the rival...

Chuck McGill: Combined effort of offense, defense make Herd tough to stop
Chuck McGill: Combined effort of offense, defense make Herd tough to stop

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Saturday was Doc Holliday’s 30 for 30. A 30-point rout for career win No. 30.

Marshall’s 44-14 win over Ohio was a big one, and not just because the 57-year-old Thundering Herd coach beat the rival...

Mike Casazza: WVU defense draws favorable comparison to 2005 unit
Mike Casazza: WVU defense draws favorable comparison to 2005 unit

MORGANTOWN — Though it served as a punch line and a punching bag the previous two seasons, the truth about defense at West Virginia is that it wasn’t too long ago the Mountaineers were among the very best at that part of the game....

Chuck McGill: WVU can avenge losses in next five games
Chuck McGill: WVU can avenge losses in next five games

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the wake of West Virginia’s 54-0 trouncing of Towson last Saturday, junior tight end Cody Clay couldn’t help but get fired up about another shutout: Maryland’s 37-0 win over the Mountaineers this time ...

Chuck McGill: Holgorsen must find way to juggle Trickett, Crest
Chuck McGill: Holgorsen must find way to juggle Trickett, Crest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At about 10:10 Saturday night, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen lit fire to William Crest’s redshirt and poked the embers of intrigue when it comes to the quarterback position.

Fifth-year senior Clint Trickett ...

Chuck McGill: A look at the MEC’s first year and the promising future ahead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It is the eve of the opening Saturday of the second season of Mountain East Conference football, a sport that heavily influenced the birth of the new Division II league two summers ago.

It seems apropos to take a peek...

Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come
Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come

ATLANTA ­— It wasn’t all peachy during West Virginia’s visit to Georgia.

There were ill-timed drops, off-the-mark throws, a defense that allowed 500-plus yards of offense for the eighth time under fourth-year football...

Chuck McGill: Herd, WVU try to achieve the improbable
Chuck McGill: Herd, WVU try to achieve the improbable

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Mountain State’s only two major college football programs will simultaneously begin improbable quests this Saturday.

Marshall travels to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for Game 1 of 14 in a season that...

Chuck McGill: This is Marshall’s chance to be C-USA’s ‘bellcow’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — College football’s extreme makeover seems complete. The 65 power conference schools will get a shot at a new postseason format and new championship trophy.

The rest of the sport’s major programs are just...

Derek Redd: Johnson runs, trucks, blocks his way to top of depth chart
Derek Redd: Johnson runs, trucks, blocks his way to top of depth chart

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It was no real surprise to anyone who watched him practice this August where Devon Johnson’s name appeared on the Marshall football team’s depth chart at running back. But the question remained: How often does...

Mike Casazza: WVU’s Bradley has seen plenty of Saban

MORGANTOWN — There are reasons Tom Bradley was so important for so long at Penn State and why athletic directors tried to get him to leave Happy Valley and take over his own program. There are reasons he sent so many players to the NFL and won...

Chuck McGill: How first-time ‘Bama QBs have fared; Madison man in need of transplant has fitting finale in tennis

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There should be zero cases of the Mondays this week, friends. This is Monday of the first college football game week of the season, the last Monday in which all Football Bowl Subdivision teams will have that pristine 0-0...

Chuck McGill: WVU smart to let Joseph play his style, but limit wear and tear
Chuck McGill: WVU smart to let Joseph play his style, but limit wear and tear

Karl Joseph is a bandit now, and he’s not going to keep his hits holstered.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior football player at West Virginia University is the team’s hardest, most devastating hitter. Throw his name in the YouTube...

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