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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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I hear you, but out of all the guys that transferred out, only Shuler was going to see much playing time this year. Word is McDougle wasn't going to play anyway due to rehabbing his shoulder. Losing him for 2019 and beyond will be felt, but 2018 wasn't going to matter for him.

Having said that, I'm cautiously non-pessimistic about DL and CB. If we can avoid any more injuries, I like the DE rotation of Rose, Donahue, Dante, and perhaps Robinson from Clemson, with Darius, Thrift, and Bam Bam Bigelow at nose. Throw in Pooler and Wolfley for a series here and there and that is a serviceable 9-man rotation up front without having to use Gmiter and Allen. CB looks more solid than last year, with Bailey, Long, and Mahone on one side with Washington, Fisher, and Pitts on the other. Everyone is one year older in the system with a transfer senior there. It won't be the 2015 D-backfield, but I think it can be serviceable. I think both units are pretty legit upgrades over last year's models, and last year the D kept us in every game but OU and OSU. Mayfield and Rudolph are gone this year.

LB is a little worrisome, but I think Long and Tonk will thrive. The Sam LB will be interesting, but it was last year too. All the D needs to do is hold serve. This bunch is at least capable of that.


Hmm, seeing it spelled out here makes me feel a little better, I'm really looking forward to seeing if Pitts can take a jump up, he looked pretty damn good towards the end of the season, and if he can step up, that would do wonders for us. A 9 man-rotation is important, we can't go in with just 5 people in the Big 12 and expect them not to fatigue with all of these high octane offenses, I'm just hoping we can get a little more pressure this year to take some pressure off our secondary.

Hopefully you're right, I'd love for this defense to take a step up from last year, because our offense has the ability to light up the score board on anybody, I think we'll find out a lot about us after Tennessee, I know they're reeling a bit, but it'll be nice to see how we look in an opener. Grier won't have a half of rust either, and we saw what we did to Tennessee last time he played them when he was with Florida, I'm a bit more optimistic now, but I think cautious.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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apizzle,

I hear you, but out of all the guys that transferred out, only Shuler was going to see much playing time this year. Word is McDougle wasn't going to play anyway due to rehabbing his shoulder. Losing him for 2019 and beyond will be felt, but 2018 wasn't going to matter for him.

Having said that, I'm cautiously non-pessimistic about DL and CB. If we can avoid any more injuries, I like the DE rotation of Rose, Donahue, Dante, and perhaps Robinson from Clemson, with Darius, Thrift, and Bam Bam Bigelow at nose. Throw in Pooler and Wolfley for a series here and there and that is a serviceable 9-man rotation up front without having to use Gmiter and Allen. CB looks more solid than last year, with Bailey, Long, and Mahone on one side with Washington, Fisher, and Pitts on the other. Everyone is one year older in the system with a transfer senior there. It won't be the 2015 D-backfield, but I think it can be serviceable. I think both units are pretty legit upgrades over last year's models, and last year the D kept us in every game but OU and OSU. Mayfield and Rudolph are gone this year.

LB is a little worrisome, but I think Long and Tonk will thrive. The Sam LB will be interesting, but it was last year too. All the D needs to do is hold serve. This bunch is at least capable of that.


Hmm, seeing it spelled out here makes me feel a little better, I'm really looking forward to seeing if Pitts can take a jump up, he looked pretty damn good towards the end of the season, and if he can step up, that would do wonders for us. A 9 man-rotation is important, we can't go in with just 5 people in the Big 12 and expect them not to fatigue with all of these high octane offenses, I'm just hoping we can get a little more pressure this year to take some pressure off our secondary.

Hopefully you're right, I'd love for this defense to take a step up from last year, because our offense has the ability to light up the score board on anybody, I think we'll find out a lot about us after Tennessee, I know they're reeling a bit, but it'll be nice to see how we look in an opener. Grier won't have a half of rust either, and we saw what we did to Tennessee last time he played them when he was with Florida, I'm a bit more optimistic now, but I think cautious.


On top of that we should be better at the QB two deep. Nice to know if Grier gets banged up, there's actually someone to turn to. I like the idea of being able to sit Grier against a lesser opponent, if he was to get banged up in a previous game. I hope Allison can be that guy for us. We haven't had that for a long time.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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On top of that we should be better at the QB two deep. Nice to know if Grier gets banged up, there's actually someone to turn to. I like the idea of being able to sit Grier against a lesser opponent, if he was to get banged up in a previous game. I hope Allison can be that guy for us. We haven't had that for a long time.


SOoooo true.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Personally I think Pitts will be a stud, as good as Worley. I think the first 11 will be good and if Dante Stills is a beast right away then we will be good on defense. The worry is that after a few injuries we really again have no depth and with 11 Power 5 games instead of 10 we will prob. by in a bad spot toward the later part of the season. ESPN FPI had us at 6 wins last year, and we won 7, but if Grier didn't get hurt prob, would of had 8. I think 8-4 is realistic for us, 2-1 out of conference and 6-3 league play. Though still early to say without seeing how preseason goes.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Personally I think Pitts will be a stud, as good as Worley. I think the first 11 will be good and if Dante Stills is a beast right away then we will be good on defense. The worry is that after a few injuries we really again have no depth and with 11 Power 5 games instead of 10 we will prob. by in a bad spot toward the later part of the season. ESPN FPI had us at 6 wins last year, and we won 7, but if Grier didn't get hurt prob, would of had 8. I think 8-4 is realistic for us, 2-1 out of conference and 6-3 league play. Though still early to say without seeing how preseason goes.


Yea I feel like we are overlooking the defense. I mean who in the nation wouldn't want David Long right now? We don't have to be amazing.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Pat White expected to be hired as quarterback coach at Alcorn State:

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Taymon Cooke to Marshall
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Rivals three-star cornerback/receiver Taymon Cooke, who committed to West Virginia in February but never signed, announced Tuesday that he plans to enroll at Marshall.

A 6-foot-1, 170-pound standout who flashed 4.4 speed at Graham High School in Bluefield, Va., Cooke also held offers from Michigan State, Virginia and Rutgers, but sources said his status as an academic partial qualifier modified his best option to signing with a Group of Five program or taking the junior college path.

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Those who don't qualify can't help us.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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what he said

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Interesting Stat.
No team in the last 25 years has won a National title playing more than 8 regular season conference games in a season. Big Ten Ohio State won in 2014 just before they switched to 9 games.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Personally I think Pitts will be a stud, as good as Worley. I think the first 11 will be good and if Dante Stills is a beast right away then we will be good on defense. The worry is that after a few injuries we really again have no depth and with 11 Power 5 games instead of 10 we will prob. by in a bad spot toward the later part of the season. ESPN FPI had us at 6 wins last year, and we won 7, but if Grier didn't get hurt prob, would of had 8. I think 8-4 is realistic for us, 2-1 out of conference and 6-3 league play. Though still early to say without seeing how preseason goes.


Yea I feel like we are overlooking the defense. I mean who in the nation wouldn't want David Long right now? We don't have to be amazing.


I think everybody would want David Long, I do believe we have some talent on the defensive side of the ball, but with the pace that the Big 12 plays, the fatigue as the season wears on, and we're just not THAT deep. The recruiting is coming along nicely, and we're building and growing but still need a couple more talented bodies for me to feel comfortable to be honest.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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You can never have too much speed and you can never have enough depth. Ya gotta play with the cards you're dealt and hope for a minimal number of key injuries.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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just in - Cowboys trade for Tavon Austin

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Chip Patterson on CBSSports predicting Will Grier being the #1 QB in next years draft
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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Well ... he is BETTER than Mayfield, that's for sure.

Hell ... I think Rudolph is better than Mayfield.

It ain't easy being a Browns fan. UGH.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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West Virginia Receiver Reggie Roberson to Transfer.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Well ... he is BETTER than Mayfield, that's for sure.

Hell ... I think Rudolph is better than Mayfield.

It ain't easy being a Browns fan. UGH.


I hear ya.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Brad Paisley and others will be at Charlotte for the WVU / UT game. It's crankin up..........

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