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Report: Dana Holgorsen will look for new safeties coach

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As news broke last night of defensive assistants Joe DeForest and Damon Cogdell leaving the Mountaineer staff the immediate question asked was who will be replacing the departed coaches. Half of that question was answered with the report of former Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline joining the Mountaineer staff. Wickline has spent

Josh Lambert: Battling on and off the Football Field

Morgantown, W.Va.- All-American kicker Josh Lambert finished the 2014 season with the most made field goals nationally with 30. Plagued by injury and illness, Lambert has not been the same kicker West Virginia fans, but it's not his fault. Special Teams Coordinator Coach DeForest explained, "Early on in camp he had an injury

KJ Dillon steps up for WVU special teams

MORGANTOWN, W.Va-- West Virginia University's punt return was dreadful during the 2014 season, recording just 82 total punt return yards. The Mountaineers were ranked 105th in the NCAA FBS, and the coaching staff tried several players at the position. However, the struggles continued the entire season. During the spring game, things turned

Holgorsen Tabs Scott For Opening

Dana Holgorsen and his West Virginia University football team kicked off the 2015 season on Sunday with the first practice of the spring, Junior Day, and the announcement of a new member of the coaching staff. Prior to the first practice of the spring, Holgorsen announced the hiring of Mark Scott,

Joe DeForest Officially Signs Extension

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As first reported by Mike Cassaza and confirmed by Blue Gold Sports, WVU assistant coach Joe DeForest has signed a one year extension worth $326,000. This ends the long speculation of the only remaining assistant coach not to have a contract for next season. As BGS had reported there has been

Numbers Aren’t Adding Up

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As we inch closer to the Feburary 4th National Signing Day, the numbers just don't add up for the Mountaineers. WVU currently has 72 players on scholarship for the 2015 season, including the early enrollees; Chris Chugunov, David Sills, Larry Jefferson, and Rasul Douglas. The problem that WVU is facing, is that leaves 17 remaining

Recruiting: WVU After Wake Forest Commit

Sandalwood High School (FL) 2015 defensive tackle Kahlil Welsh committed to Wake Forest back in November, but the 2-star prospect received a phone call from West Virginia safeties coach Joe DeForest. Welsh, 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds has over 15 offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Iowa State and

No Extension Yet For WVU’s DeForest?

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As was reported just days ago by multiple media outlets, including, it seemed as though WVU special teams coordinator and safeties coach Joe DeForest had agreed to a one year contract extension with a reduction in pay. It had been long speculated that interim AD Keli Cunningham had been

Contract Details Released

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As a result of a Freedom of Information Act request WVU released the details of the most current contract extensions. One interesting aspect of this request is that although it has been reported that Joe DeForest has signed a one year extension details of his alleged extension were not included. Interim AD Keli

Report: Bruce Tall to WVU

As first reported by, WVU has reportedly hired University of Charlotte defensive coordinator Bruce Tall.  It is not clear yet which role Tall will play on the defensive staff. Tall was a safeties coach at WVU under Rich Rodriguez before following him to Michigan where he was the Wolverines defensive line coach. Originally

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