Allan Taylor

Yesterday October 6, 2015

Forward-looking Howard ‘all-go’ for Oklahoma State bounce-back

OU's pressure took a toll in a five-turnover performance, but quarterback says he literally wiped the slate clean and still thinks WVU can compete for Big 12 title.

Pokes’ defensive strengths align with WVU’s struggles in loss

Watch the West Virgijnia coach's complete news conference from Tuesday afternoon.

The Lunch: Good backs, bad pass-pro change WVU’s approach

In the Gold & Blue Lunch Report, Allan Taylor charts Dana Holgorsen's five-year evolution toward the "Run Raid."

Monday October 5, 2015

Taking stock on Monday: Howard’s 5 turnovers not cause to flip switch

Allan Taylor opens the week by grading WVU's unit-by-unit performances in the Gold & Blue Lunch Report

Sunday October 4, 2015

Mountaineers add commitment from ‘Kaminsky-like’ Polish forward Bender

6-foot-10 Maciej Bender committed to West Virginia on Sunday night over offers from Ole Miss, Georgia, Arizona State and Providence.

Saturday October 3, 2015

Column: O-for-Oklahoma pains seniors

Fourth straight loss in series highlights that Mountaineers' defense hasn't stabilized as much nonconference stats indicated.

Under pressure: Sooners’ Striker creates day of havoc

Notebook: Oklahoma linebacker made a career-best 13 tackles and looked unblockable at times.

Holgorsen absorbs blame for ‘forcing’ plays downfield

WVU suffered seven sacks and five turnovers and lost 44-24 in a one-sided shootout.

Experienced defense springs big leaks in Big 12 opener

Oklahoma produced big plays leading to four touchdown drives of five plays or less.

Live blog: Sooners finish off WVU 44-24

Allan Taylor's updates from No. 23 West Virginia's loss at No. 15 Oklahoma.

Friday October 2, 2015

The Lunch Report: Shepard dynamic downfield for Sooners

Allan Taylor's daily take on the Gold & Blue

WVU lands commitment from 3-star power forward

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Three-star power forward Sagaba Konaté has committed to West Virginia, bringing some size to the Mountaineers’ 2016 recruiting class. The raw but...

Thursday October 1, 2015

Dillon & Darlington: Last bragging rights battle for Apopka’s odd couple

"They should make a TV show about us," says West Virginia safety during run-up to top 25 showdown at Oklahoma.

Watch: Huggins eyes roster combos entering preseason practice

On the eve of WVU beginning basketball practice, Bob Huggins discussed his point guard scenarios and the versatility of freshman Esa Ahmad.

Braun touts O-line play heading into OU: ‘Time to strap it up for real’

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report features another eye-opening critique by the former WVU lineman.

Will new-look Sooners continue to ride Perine against Mountaineers?

Oklahoma's new offensive coordinator was hired to liven up the pass game, but his hard-charging running back is too good to ignore.

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Mayfield, Howard emerge as principals of the underappreciated

Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report feeds off the underdog quarterbacks who'll lead Oklahoma and West Virginia in Saturday's Top 25 showdown.

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Holgorsen sounds unconcerned about Oklahoma noise

Watch the West Virginia coach discuss silent snap counts during Tuesday's news conference.

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Is Big 12 headed for a 2-loss champion?

Allan Taylor's daily take: Among the Big 12's cluster of quality teams there doesn't appear to be an elite one.

Monday September 28, 2015

Mountaineers slated for bigger TV exposure vs. Oklahoma State on Oct. 10

Networks postpone decision but West Virginia will appear on FOX, ABC or ESPN.

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