Allan Taylor

Today September 1, 2015

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Depth-chart curiosities and #FritzHappens

While Jim Delany's talking about freshman ineligibility, Jovon Durante's preparing to start his first game at West Virginia.

Yesterday August 31, 2015

Holgorsen on freshman WR racing into starting role: ‘He’s made enough plays’

Newcomer Jovon Durante enters opening week as the starter at Z receiver. That's rare at West Virginia.

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Game-week Mondays just feel better

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report, aka the fastest 3 minutes in MetroNews sports, welcomes y'all to game week.

These 2015 over/unders make the perfect hors d’oeuvres for opening week

How many games will WVU win? How many TDs for Skyler Football? Can the D shave a touchdown off last year's scoring average? Allan Taylor shares his guesses for 2015.

Sunday August 30, 2015

Mountaineers still in play for CBs after 3-star Coleman chooses Pitt

WVU's recruiting focus shifts to Ohio prospects Sean Mahone and Tony Butler after Therran Coleman picked Panthers.

Saturday August 29, 2015

After summer’s worth of worry, Gibson enters final week of option preparation

Allan Taylor's column: West Virginia has given unprecedented preseason attention to Georgia Southern's unique offense.

3-star WVU cornerback target plans Sunday night announcement

The Mountaineers are thought to be battling Pitt and Wisconsin for Brashear High standout Therran Coleman.

Friday August 28, 2015

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Big hits, big slips and a Big 12 policy change

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What improvements must Karl Joseph make to impress NFL scouts? What must Donte Thomas-Williams do to impress his position coach? What must...

Karl Joseph on quest to be surer tackler: Not every hit must be a knockout

Big-hitting senior safety recalls last year's missed tackle on Texas touchdown, works on staying under control.

Thursday August 27, 2015

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Cornerback depth gets redonkulous

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If you don’t already have plans for next Jan. 30, the SEC-Big 12 Challenge (or rather, the Big 12-SEC Challenge) has the...

Thomas-Williams ‘hasn’t done enough’ in camp, slips to fourth string

It sounds like a disappointing preseason for the redshirt freshman, who arrived at WVU in 2014 with big expectations.

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Nonconference schedule gives juco CB Rasul Douglas time to play catch-up

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell plans to have newly cleared junior college signee Rasul Douglas up to speed during the...

Column: West Virginia’s take-charge QB has the attention of those who matter

Allan Taylor: Tired of hearing how "he is not big enough, fast enough or good enough,” Skyler Howard relishes the weight of leading West Virginia.

Watch: Holgorsen defines what will make season a success

West Virginia's coach meets the media 11 days before the season opener against Georgia Southern.

Sunday August 23, 2015

Former Holgorsen star Filani empathizes with Shelton Gibson’s struggles

Making the ball machine "his baby" helped Texas Tech receiver develop. He says West Virginia's talented sophomore can do the same.

Which AP pollster gave West Virginia its only preseason Top 25 vote?

Whereas all 61 voters tabbed Ohio State No. 1, only one took a flier on the Mountaineers.

Saturday August 22, 2015

Big 12 beat: Will Cowboys’ opponents be asking ‘Where’s Walsh?

Notes from around the conference include Oklahoma State's plans to use backup QB in mysterious ways.

Friday August 21, 2015

Baylor’s bumbling shows why Big 12 should ban troubled transfers

Allan Taylor's column: The sexual assault conviction of Sam Ukwuachu shows failings by Art Briles and Baylor's administration.

Thursday August 20, 2015

Milan Puskar Stadium renovation will impact gamedays next 2 years

Aimed at improving the fan experience, West Virginia's $45-million renovation focus on east side of stadium this year.

Big 12, West Virginia finalize their 2015-16 basketball schedule

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Now that television networks (primarily ESPN) have slotted their matchups for the upcoming basketball season, the Big 12 finalized its men’s...

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