Allan Taylor

Monday February 6, 2017

Loss to OSU shows Mountaineers’ maddening inconsistency

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report examines the fallout from West Virginia's second home loss to a double-digit underdog.

Sunday February 5, 2017

WVU makes bid to retain Adams, but USF wins out

Adams, 37, who grew up in Florida and spent five seasons as a Miami Dolphins assistant, confirmed Sunday he was joining Charlie Strong's staff.

Saturday February 4, 2017

Mountaineers squander chance to make their move

Oklahoma State shot a blistering 63 percent while upsetting No. 7 West Virginia 82-75 on Saturday.

Photo gallery: No. 7 West Virginia fades late against Cowboys 82-75

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Photos from West Virginia’s 82-75 upset loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Dews returning as assistant; Source refutes Adams leaving for USF

Only 48 hours after running backs coach Ja'Juan Seider left for Florida, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen filled the vacancy Saturday night.

Friday February 3, 2017

Pokes back off pressure, start climbing up standings

Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report offers a preview and prediction as No. 7 West Virginia hosts Oklahoma State.

Thursday February 2, 2017

West Virginia assistant Seider planning to join Gators

A crucial link to Sunshine State recruiting, Seider also became known for developing versatile running backs.

The Lunch: Spavital takes offensive reins with Holgorsen ‘lurking’

How might West Virginia's offense evolve under Spavital? Check out his run/pass ratios at Cal and Texas A&M.

Wednesday February 1, 2017

West Virginia likes potential over pomp in 50th-ranked class

Reaction from head coach Dana Holgorsen and his assistants after national signing day.

Lunch Report: The impact of West Virginia’s win in Ames

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This time, West Virginia’s rise to No. 7 in the AP poll didn’t signal a letdown. The Gold & Blue Lunch Report...

Signing day: Bios on the new Mountaineers

Follow along on national signing day as West Virginia football commitments become signees.

Mountaineers make their own magic at Iowa State

Led by Nathan Adrian’s career-best 23 points and 11 rebounds, No. 7 West Virginia rolled 85-72 at Iowa State.

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Cyclones starved for resume-building win as West Virginia visits

Allan Taylor's preview and prediction for Tuesday night as the Mountaineers enter Hilton Coliseum as 2.5-point favorites.

Monday January 30, 2017

Double pickup: West Virginia lands 3-star commits McDougle, Roberson

The Mountaineers reeled in a defensive tackle they've been pursuing for months and a receiver who takes some of the sting off the Mike Harley drama.

WVU’s foul-line woes: Free throws, free advice and stuffed animals

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report runs the numbers on the Mountaineers, whose 65-percent foul shooting is on pace to be their worst since 2003.

Saturday January 28, 2017

Near-collapse leaves West Virginia looking inwardly

Allan Taylor's column: The relief was palpable after the No. 18 Mountaineers nearly let 16-point underdog Texas A&M come back.

West Virginia withstands late charge by Texas A&M, 81-77

Guard Jevon Carter had 19 points and nine rebounds and the No. 18 Mountaineers nearly squandered a 20-point lead in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.

Friday January 27, 2017

Long, tall Texas A&M wants to take its time vs. Press Virginia

After three years of losing, can the Mountaineers break through in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge? A preview and prediction for Saturday's game.

Coaches fuss, but SEC/Big 12 Challenge better in January

In his Gold & Blue Lunch Report, Allan Taylor sides with ESPN on wedging Saturday's intersectional event into the middle of the conference schedule.

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Mammoth Lackawanna lineman becomes WVU’s 19th commitment

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dipping into its junior college pipeline once again, West Virginia received a commitment Wednesday from Lackawanna (Pa.) College’s massive offensive lineman...

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