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#6688 Jeremy's Article This Morning

Posted by 681jim on 06 December 2016 - 11:56 AM



It has generated a ton of buzz for sure.


People are "fine" with being ranked 16th under some 3-loss teams.


People say, "Well, the Big12 was down this year... Oklahoma got killed by Ohio State and Houston and Oklahoma State lost to Central Michigan." And, these same people are saying, "We got killed by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State!"


All those points are true.


But, I contend with this:


WVU had NOTHING to do with Oklahoma losing to Houston & Ohio State, and had nothing to do with Oklahoma State getting screwed by the MAC officiating crew against CMU.


But, WVU had everything to do with the losses to the Oklahoma schools.


WVU, for the most part, was able to control the things they were supposed to control. WVU swept all 4 Texas schools. (Granted, the Baylor game looked uglier than a co-ed on that same campus). WVU beat an SEC East school Mizzou... not our fault that Mizzou completely crapped itself on the field this season. WVU beat BYU. Not our fault BYU isn't ranked. WVU beat Youngstown State. Beat Kansas. First time ever, beat Kansas State in a comeback... at HOMECOMING!


They say, "Win and the rest will take care of itself."




Not when you have a horribly biased playoff committee that wants only the best teams to rack up Nielsen ratings and generate the most dollars for eSECpn. Not when they contradicted their stance from 2 years ago: You have to win your conference championship game to get in. That's why TCU and/or Baylor got left out. The Big12 didn't have a conference title game. The Big12 is reviving the CCG at JerryWorld. Now, it seems to be a cash-grab by the conference so bottom feeders like Kansas and CRYowa State can stuff their accounts while not finishing better than 8th in the conference year in and year out.


Sorry for the rant, everyone, but I had to get it off my chest. It appears I may have looked like I bounced around in this post, but so be it.


All WVU can do is worry about the things they can control... even in a conference as dysfunctional and disrespected as the Big12 is.



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#8763 Watching & Learning

Posted by 1olewvufan on 01 August 2017 - 07:55 PM

I spend my off time listening to interviews of coaches & players, and searching for practice video. Recently, watched Greir & Chugs throw passes. What caught my attention was they didn't miss, the ball came out quick, and when they threw it deep they didn't have to lean back to launch it. These 2 can throw it deep and I do mean deep with effort. I know Grier is the starter, but if Chugs can get some quality game experience under his belt then all is well. If Grier goes pro after this season, Chugs has a good short being the starter next season, for he is learning from Grier.

Then i was watching RB drills, and there with Trevon Bush, Crawford, Kennedy & Petteway was Brady Watson. Watson may not be a top RB, but look for him to see the field this season.

What gives me the biggest smile is seeing that WV will be well represented on the field this season. Kickers/Punters, LS, FB, TE, and even a few such as Tonkery, Pitts and others on defense. It looks a WV Fr WR may get on the field as well.

I had to chuckle when I heard Dravon Henry-Askew say he and Kazir White were better Safeties than K.J. Dillon & Karl Joseph. He did say it with a chuckle.

I have to tell you, while there may be some question marks, I like this team! I can easily see 10 or more wins, and I'll go out on a limb and say WVU beats Oklahoma this season, and WVU beats VT.

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#8300 New Video Board At Puskar Stadium

Posted by The Sane Hatter on 25 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

Actually there will be some LED sinage on the backside as well with a smaller video board visible from the the Blue Lot.  This is part of the agreement with IMG as they are the ones actually paying for the board as part of their contract with WVU.  It's really nice. 

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#8073 Wvu Ncaa Run

Posted by The Sane Hatter on 19 March 2017 - 10:13 AM

Many underrate the ability and talent on this team.  Charles Barkley and Clark Kellogg repeatedly stated that Notre Dame, which finished 2nd in the ACC, could not guard WVU's players one on one.  When Dax Miles is playing as well as he is and everyone contributes, this team is one of the 4 best in the country.  Had they played to their ability all year, I don't know that they would have lost 2 games but it is a process.  Unlike many schools, this is a true team and the future is certainly bright.  I thought before the season started that the one team that could really beat this group was Villanova but that is no longer a worry.  It will interesting to see if they can maintain and move on over the next two weekends. 


What has me so excited is that I think next years team will be even better than this one. 

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#6779 Jeremy's Article This Morning

Posted by 1olewvufan on 18 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

The Bowl rankings are a joke. Clemson nearly lost 3 other games and should have. Penn State beat Ohio State and won the Big 10 out-right, and yet, they are missing the big dance. WVU being out ranked by teams with 3 and 4 losses is a joke.

This whole scheduling thing proves it is all about the money. This whole thing could backfire should Clemson beat Ohio State. This thing was set up so Ohio State and Alabama would play in the Championship game. Every expects Washington and Clemson to lose. Penn State playing Alabama is probably the better match up, but it won't sell the tickets that an Ohio State vs Alabama game will.

Clemson & Washington State were picked for these are easier wins than having them play a Penn State and an Oklahoma.

I hope this years ranking comes back to bite the committee in the a__ __.

The Big 12, Penn State and WVU have a valid gripe and the committee needs to provide a better response, and establish a set of rules the conferences have to approve. No more of this BS.
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#4906 Holg's Presser

Posted by 681jim on 11 February 2016 - 09:07 AM


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#8394 Baseball Guys

Posted by Jeremy Simon on 29 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

I wish baseball was more prevalent in WV. This is a very good program that really doesn't get the attention it deserves. For instance, I'm not sure any other media site covers the baseball team like we do. 

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#8173 Spring Thoughts?

Posted by Harleymick on 05 April 2017 - 03:54 PM

Coach Holgorsen is not hiding his enthusiasm for the running game, the red zone offense, or Will Grier's accuracy very well is he? I'm beginning to suspect he doesn't like talking about injuries! LOL

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#7909 Where Is Beetle Bolden?

Posted by The Sane Hatter on 26 February 2017 - 10:09 PM

Bolden't defense against TT was atrocious at that is being kind.  He is a defensive liability and as such, will not figure prominently on a Huggins team until that facet of his game improves.  He's more Johnny West and not enough Jevon Carter to contribute here and will likely see similar minutes next year unless he improves drastically.  Perhaps his will be the 5th scholarship made available. 

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#7704 Bill Snyder

Posted by Wvu6901 on 13 February 2017 - 09:53 AM

I know not wvu related but it is Big 12 related. Bspn is reporting "CFB: Kansas State's Bill Snyder diagnosed with throat cancer; ongoing treatment won't impact coaching duties for 2017 seasonvia @ESPN App"

Hate to hear that. He seems like a really good guy. Thought and prayers to his recovery.
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#7699 Why Are You Not

Posted by BullThe11 on 13 February 2017 - 09:26 AM

Just so long as the negative, know-it-all Nancies from BGN and other places, are there other places, don't start showing up and polluting the water. You all provide a wonderful, refreshing, high-quality product. You love what you're doing, from what I can tell, and it shows.

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#7578 Why Are You Not

Posted by antonym on 10 February 2017 - 10:20 AM

a member of Blue and Gold Sports?  They have some of the best, most up-to-date info on all things WVU and the staff here personally interact on forums and the twitters...glad we found each other

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#7326 Glad To Be Aboard! !

Posted by Mike Dunlap on 04 February 2017 - 11:22 AM

      Hello BGS.    I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself and tell you a little about my plans in contributing to  BGS.

     I'm a 1985 graduate of Poca High where I lettered in 4 sports. I had a great high school football career as a 3 year starter both ways.
   Some of the awards I won include 1st team all confefence,all county, all southern,  all state and All America .   The  Ballys All American team put me
 In top 99 out of almost a million players .  I also fulfilled a dream to play in the West   Virginia North South game where I also served as captain of the South team , Street and Smith top 100, Morgantown  TD club High School Player of the year.

      My column will discuss many things concerning WVU sports and some of my experience being recruited.   One thing I'm really excited about is on going to come up with 20 questions and be able to compare the answers with other Mountaineer athletes .
     I'm married to a great gal who is my

     So there it us in a nutshell.    Look forward to bring you some good stories.   Let's have some fun.

Catch you later


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#6528 Who Is Your Running Back Now, Coach?

Posted by Jeremy Simon on 13 November 2016 - 10:47 PM

Shell needs a big senior year for the NFL draft to become a reality I'm afraid. Do I think he will get a look as a free agent? Absolutely. 

Who do I believe will take the reigns the rest of the season? Kennedy McKoy

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#5672 Bgs Pick'em Is Back For 2016, Week 1 Games Are Up

Posted by Jeremy Simon on 04 August 2016 - 07:55 AM

BGS is bringing back its annual pick'em contest for the 3rd straight year. This season all prizes will be cash prizes paid out through paypal.

1st - $150

2nd - $100

3rd - $50


It is free to play, all you have to do is be a member of our forum. Registration to forum is also free (register here). This has been a popular part of the BGS forum since we launched in 2013. If you have any problems registering please contact us at bluegoldsports1@gmail.com

How to play:


Each Monday morning during the season we will publish 10 games for the coming week. All you have to do is pick which the winner of each matchup. Please pay close attention to the end date for making your picks that week as some games (especially week 1) will be played on Thursday or Friday. Updated standings will be posted every Wednesday


Week 1 games


Friday Sep 2 Kansas St at Stanford

Friday Sep 2 Colorado St at Colorado

Sat Sep 3 Oklahoma at Houston

Sat Sep 3 Missouri at West Virginia

Sat Sep 3 UCLA at Texas A&M

Sat Sep 3 Georgia at UNC

Sat Sep 3 Clemson at Auburn

Sat Sep 3 Arizona at BYU

Sun Sep 4 Notre Dame at Texas

Mon Sep 5 Ole Miss at Florida State

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#4454 Do You Guys See Any Freshmen Starting This Year?

Posted by Michael Walker on 25 January 2016 - 01:51 PM

Chris Chugunov will get a shot at unseating Howard in the spring and fall. He understands the offense, is very intelligent, and has a strong, accurate arm. However, he has no game experience and Howard is not the type that will just sit pat with what he has and expect to retain the job. He knows his deficits and will do all he can to eliminate them. He is the heir apparent as the returning starter so it is his to lose.

The possibility always exists that Chugunov could pull off what another r-freshman did at FSU when Jameis Winston blew everyone away in the spring game. He unseated returning Clint Trickett by completing 12 of 15 passes for 205 yds and two TDs. The odds are against that happening, but you never know.

On the other hand, since Chugs is not a true freshman I'm not sure he qualifies for this debate. Assuming Howard retains the starting role, Chugs will see playing time. BTW, should he excel his nickname is a natural for beer sales at the stadium, is it not? He throws a TD, the crowd chants Chugs! Well, you get the idea.
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#4198 #1 Kansas

Posted by Aaron Staats on 12 January 2016 - 09:55 PM

Happy to say I was wrong.  It's a great day to be a Mountaineer. 

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#4165 Wvu Fans: Do You Want To Fight?

Posted by Wvu6901 on 12 January 2016 - 01:14 PM

I am sorry but I just feel like there are much bigger issues than instate college athletics. I think it is ridiculous for them to even be talking about it.
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#3600 Is This The Defination Of Improving

Posted by BushwhackerCSA on 25 November 2015 - 10:16 AM

Aaron would argue with him self. Remember he knows everyone's situation.
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#2602 The Big 12...

Posted by Aaron Staats on 21 September 2015 - 11:24 PM

After week 3.


TCU and Baylor are both top 5 teams but both have shown weakness on defense.  Both are surrendering yards and points and in the case of TCU, have 7 players with starting experience out.  If WVU can get their offense down a little more and the defense can improve, they very will could upset TCU on the final Thursday in October.


Texas Tech is better than most thought they would be.  Their offense is rolling along and the win in Fayetteville over Arkansas and their big mouth coach was a good win for both TT and the Big 12, at least for now.  By the end of the season when Pig Sooie is below 500, it may not look as big but for now it does.  The only other Big 12 team with as big a win is Oklahoma, who went to Knoxville and knocked off a top 25 Volunteer team.  When you add that to the passing clinic put on by Baker Mayfield, the Sooners could be the best team in the Big 12, particularly when you consider that there running game, averaging 182 yards per game, has not really taken off.  


Kansas State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia are all undefeated but none have faced talent enough to say they are better than many thought they would be but none have performed poorly enough to be classified as not as good as their record indicates either.  At the beginning of the season, all were predicted to be undefeated at this point in the season.  We will find out more in the next few weeks as conference play begins with OSU going to Texas and TCU traveling to Lubbock.  


Speaking of Texas, is there any team in America that has performed as poorly as the Longhorns?  They rank dead last on total offense and near the bottom in all offensive categories, they benched their QB and lost a game on Saturday after coming down from 21 in the 4th quarter by missing an extra point kick.  They are currently lumped with perennial cellar dwellers Iowa State and Kansas, both of whom make losing to FCS teams a norm for their programs. 


While there is still a pecking order in the Big 12, it's not as clear cut as it was at the beginning of the season as every team has shown some issues.  TCU and Baylor very well may decide which Big 12 team will make the NCAA football playoffs on November 27th but before they do, other teams will certainly take their shot.  Texas, which appears to have found a QB may very well join ISU and Kansas at the bottom of the conference but with their talent and coaching they could easily have a say in the conference race as well.  And while October is still a gauntlet for WVU, the first week in November is suddenly looming large as well, particularly if either team can pull an upset or two against Baylor and TCU.  


It certainly looks to be an intersting season in the Big 12.  

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