Allan Taylor

Wednesday October 17, 2018

‘Sweet Spot’ podcast: How much did the Mountaineers lose in Ames?

With the sky falling and Iowans storming the field, Episode 51 of "The Sweet Spot with A.T." addresses all that went wrong on West Virginia's debacle at Iowa State.

Sunday October 14, 2018

After embarrassing loss, Sills pledges change in approach for offense

Receiver says one loss can't wreck all the offseason work WVU put in: "We have to make sure it’s not for nothing."

Column: Offensive blackout haunts Mountaineers in Ames

Shoddy execution caught up with West Virginia during its 30-14 upset debacle: Allan Taylor's commentary

Saturday October 13, 2018

Iowa State dominates West Virginia in Ames 30-14

AMES, Iowa — As No. 6 West Virginia’s offense turned anemic, Iowa State seemed to be the team possessing all the weapons. Freshman Brock Purdy...

Live blog: Iowa State thumps West Virginia, 30-14

Allan Taylor's in-game updates and analysis from Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Friday October 12, 2018

Most intriguing QB in Ames Saturday — Will Grier or Brock Purdy?

AMES, Iowa — Even as Will Grier’s touchdown-slinging reputation precedes him, it’s the other quarterback who makes West Virginia-Iowa State intriguing Saturday. True freshman Brock...

Gold & Blue Lunch: Predicting what’ll happen in Ames for No. 6 WVU

How The MetroNews Sports staff forecasts the Big 12 game in Ames between the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0) and Iowa State (2-3, 1-2).

Thursday October 11, 2018

West Virginia at Iowa State: 5 questions before the game

A handful of questions as we head into the heartland of corn syrup and ethanol for No. 6 West Virginia’s game at Iowa State: Was...

Wednesday October 10, 2018

‘Sweet Spot with A.T.’ podcast: Episode 50 and the last of the Big 12 unbeatens

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — We’ve reached half-a-hundred, Episode 50, of “The Sweet Spot with A.T.” and our audience delivers a series of questions facing No. 6...

Tuesday October 9, 2018

West Virginia loses commitment from 4-star linebacker Lee Kpogba

The Winston Salem recruit had pledged to the Mountaineers in October 2017.

Saturday October 6, 2018

Homecoming and a headache: Climb to 5-0 reveals more faults

Allan Taylor's column after West Virginia survived four turnovers and five sacks in a 38-22 win over Kansas.

Grier after being hit on slide: ‘That’s fine — I’m in one piece’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At the end of a third-down scramble, Will Grier saw tacklers closing in and made a feet-first slide. Nonetheless, Kansas linebacker Joe...

Live blog: Turnovers abound as West Virginia pulls away

Allan Taylor's updates and analysis from Milan Puskar Stadium.

Friday October 5, 2018

WVU’s Robinson senses championship traits reminiscent of past Clemson teams

“The brotherhood, the tightness” are reminiscent of the three CFP teams at his old program. So to is constant drive to raise their standard of play.

MetroNews staff picks: Mountaineers will deliver a homecoming hammer

No. 9 West Virginia is favored by 29 and looking to go 5-0.

Thursday October 4, 2018

5 questions for West Virginia-Kansas: Setting up ‘Gold Rush’ game

Allan Taylor's column: A fistful of questions to ponder as No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0) entertains Kansas (2-3, 0-2) at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Tuesday October 2, 2018

West Virginia joins turnover prop parade: Origin of the coal miner’s helmet

“Some people say it looks like we bought it from Walmart, but we didn’t,” Tony Gibson said. “It’s a real one. The light works.”

Pregame puking means Marcus Simms ‘ready to play’

"I don’t think they’re butterflies," said coordinator Jake Spavital. "I don’t know what it is, so we just don’t mess with him on that."

Sunday September 30, 2018

West Virginia up three spots to No. 9 in the AP poll

This marks the Mountaineers' highest ranking since 2012.

Column: Uneven climb to 4-0 leaves Mountaineers in subdued celebration

Allan Taylor's commentary from No. 12 West Virginia hanging on against Texas Tech.

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