Is WVU On The Doorstep Of Its Next Golden Era?

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    Is WVU On The Doorstep Of Its Next Golden Era? Is West Virginia perched to enter its next Golden Era of athletics? Could be. Overall, there haven’t be
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    #57499

    Are our 2 other West Virginians not coming back?
    From this analysis sounds like Huggins won’t
    need them!

    #57502

    I agree that we may be coming into a golden era. Granted several pieces have to fall in place, but the talent is in place.

    The most up in the air team might be football since our defense is going through some transition and experiencing injuries and a few transfers. The offense has the experience and exceptional talent at QB and receivers. The running backs and tight ends are intriguing. My concern for both is the line play and depth with talent. Solve those and stay out of injuries and we might finally grab the gold ring in the Big 12.

    Huggins always has the men competitive, but I think the talent coming back coupled with who is coming in should provide for an interesting season next year. This is assuming the new guys all buy into the program quickly and the returnees improve over last year. Taking Beetle off of Point should give him the freedom to shoot more effectively and having Brandon Knapper in last year should ease the transition of a new point guard. Add in McCabe and who knows what might be produced. We need the forwards to shoot better. If Allen could develop a jump shot or a 3 point range that would make him a very hard player to guard. If the bigs coming in can provide the needed depth we might be better than last year. Having Huggins in charge is the most important factor of all.

    The women were not by the injury big which most likely kept the from the NCAA tournament. Losing Teana, Kristina, and Chania will be tough to handle, but Ashley showed that she is more than ready to take over point. If Tynice comes back completely healthy and if Katrina can be more consistent with her shooting watch out. A big problem I see though is trying to replace Lanay Montgomery from the previous year. Teams came back on us by driving the paint more than anything else. We were also outsized by a Baylor and Oklahoma if not more Big 12 teams. Getting some more height and muscle in the middle would go a long way. Carey does a great job with what he Hs, but the thought of a full roster is scary.

    I hated to see Sammie Henson leave, but the guy coming in seems like he might get the job done. Soccer is strong and the Gymnastic team looked good the two times I was fortunate to cover them.

    #57514

    Who wrote this article!!?
    Hertzel or Hunter?
    Looks more like a Hertzel gem!

    #57515

    Bob Hertzel wrote the story. I posted it to the site, and forgot to change out the author when I did so. My mistake, sorry about that. Hertz did the work, so he deserves the credit.

    #57519

    Bob Hertzel wrote the story. I posted it to the site, and forgot to change out the author when I did so. My mistake, sorry about that. Hertz did the work, so he deserves the credit.

    Thanks for clearing it up!
    His style his so evident!

    #57520

    JAL

    The 2007 loss to Pitt is likely to long remain the worst loss in WVU sports history, impossible to explain. The 1968-59 basketball loss in the championship game to Cal. was not as bad because Cal was a very good team. Nice look back at history

    #57523

    The Pitt game is a contender for the most disappointing loss, but I witnessed a loss in Rod’s first year to Temple that was just a horrid, putrid, poorly played game that I would categorize as the worst WV loss I have ever witnessed.

    #57653

    ESPN: Why West Virginia could have college football’s top offense in 2018
    http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/140631/why-west-virginia-could-have-college-footballs-top-offense-in-2018
    Grier, Sills V two of the best in the country at their positions. Now Simmons can contribute at WR. TE in good shape, too. I’m just glad VT caught you guys last year rather than this year (and by the time the Hokies play y’all again, these guys will be gone). Anyway, best wishes on winning the Big XII, but more importantly… beat Tennessee!

    #57811

    ESPN: Why West Virginia could have college football’s top offense in 2018
    http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/140631/why-west-virginia-could-have-college-footballs-top-offense-in-2018
    Grier, Sills V two of the best in the country at their positions. Now Simmons can contribute at WR. TE in good shape, too. I’m just glad VT caught you guys last year rather than this year (and by the time the Hokies play y’all again, these guys will be gone). Anyway, best wishes on winning the Big XII, but more importantly… beat Tennessee!

    Thanks! A win over the vols would be huge for both holgorsen & the program. wvu fans are getting rather tired of just eeking along and collapsing at the end with bowl embarrassment. Hopefully we turn the corner this year.

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