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    smckenz3 last won the day on May 4

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    1. Not sure about the Eastern Michigan thing.. That seems odd to me as well. Where do you think Rice should be ranked?
    2. Dave Boomstache The DA Coach, the recruiting guides project that Callahan, Abiodun, and Bethea have different strengths and skill-sets that might make their transition a little more difficult that expected. How do you plan to mitigate that risk?
    3. The past few seasons in recruiting we have been focused on building up the lost depth that happened during the previous coaching regime. We would take chances on some NFLHC potential guys, but in reality we were much more focused on ensuring we had solid players at every position. After the success of the 2020 season we knew that it was time for us to ratchet up the aggression in our recruiting strategy. Because of the Big XII WVU spends a lot of time playing games in Texas, combine that with my ties to Texas high school football from my time at Texas A&M it only makes sense to utilize those connections as a pipeline. We wanted to focus on the offensive and defensive line along with the linebacking corp this season so we identified the targets we wanted and went after them. I think at the end of the day we've had a lot of success here at WVU and previously at Texas A&M. We've coached a Heisman winner, 2 Bednarik winners, We've had All Americans, All Conference players, 4 first rounders, etc. We're able to convey to these kids that if you choose to come to Morgantown we're going to put them in a position to be successful and help to achieve as much as they can achieve.
    4. When we sat down and watched Lake's tape we saw a guy who showed the ability to make all the throws, but yet has the ability to escape and extend plays with his legs. Martin sometimes will tuck the ball and run a little too early which causes him to miss open guys down the field, while that isn't as bad as making poor decisions we'll work with him to stick in the pocket and let plays develop. Martin shows a lot of leadership and that's going to be vital for us since we will likely be starting 3 (Fr) at the wide receiver position next season.
    5. Heartbreaking season. We've gotten stomped by Missouri and TCU.. That's not terribly surprising. However going to the brink in 5 losses vs. teams that were far more talented than us is really tough.
    6. Greg Cobb has been a joy to coach the past 2 seasons.
    7. Matty Swift... Matty is part of the reason that I joined the site. He was so much fun to coach in college and I loved the Heisman website and the story that went a long with him. I'm happy to see him playing better with the Chargers. I really think he can be a decent quarterback once the roster isn't so barren of talent.
    8. West Virginia University Welcomes 2022 Recruiting Class Recruiting expectations were sky-high in Morgantown after making a run to the 2020 Big XII title and CFBHC playoffs. The previous two classes at WVU were focused on getting the scholarship player count up to a reasonable level after the poor recruiting classes during the previous coaching regime. With proper depth in place and a case full of accolades coach smckenz3 hit the trail hard with the goal in bringing in as much talent as possible. In an early season interview coach smckenz3 said, "After the success of last season, Mo winning the Heisman, J.C. winning the Bednarik, Hudson going in the 1st round. We really sold players on the success they could have here in Morgantown. As a staff we've been really good at developing players, and having proper synergy across the roster. We had a Heisman finalist at A&M with Matty Swift, two Bednarik winners, we've been able to get former 3* guys accolades, so I think we have a lot to offer to these guys." West Virginia has had a difficult season after the early departure of Mohammed Foster and J.C Weldon, a long with an additional 4 players being drafted in the NFLHC draft so it was imperative that the Mountaineers capitalize on the success from prior seasons. The Mountaineers were very successful at bringing in skill position players last season so this year they focused on the offensive line and defensive side of the ball. Currently WVU boasts the 18th ranked class in the nation and with a few recruits yet to sign we expect them to maintain that ranking. Without further ado let's dig into the 2022 WVU recruiting class. Statistics: 21 total recruits 2 JUCO recruits 2 5-star recruits 4 4.5 star recruits 7 4 star recruits 2 3.5 star recruits Key Recruits: OG Mario Lawton 6-3 273 Sr Roane State Community College (Harriman TN) 5.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] DE Dominic Acuna 6-5 255 Fr Pottsboro (Pottsboro TX) 1.5 of 5.0 [Blitz] QB Martin Lake 6-1 228 Jr College of Central Florida (Ocala FL) 4.0 of 4.5 [Hybrid] OT Julien Vincent 6-4 324 Fr Kashmere (Houston TX) 2.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] ILB Lavonte Jones 6-1 252 Fr Cooper (Cooper TX) 1.5 of 4.5 [Mike] DT Jack Yazzie 6-5 294 Fr Azle (Azle TX) 1.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap] OG Derrick Sanders 6-6 264 Fr St. James (St. James LA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] Full Class (As of Now): Note: Thanks to @SlinkyJr for the template. I totally copied the format he used for his recruiting article.
    9. Thanks coach! At times I still struggle putting coherent sentences together as you can tell by my use of the word "different" 17 times in my original question. Looking forward to seeing you back on the sidelines.
    10. The Miami Herald

      Bounce Back! Dolphins recover from last week's loss to beat 49ers 35-24 Brian Brown looks for a receiver down field during the 1st half against San Francisco.
    11. Burt McPhee Fort Collins Herald Coach, what are some of the different things you bring to the table that are different than what coach Jieret brought?
    12. [2021] Week #13 - 4 PM

      Seems like a personal problem to me.
    13. [2021] Week #13 - 4 PM

      Hard to be upset with an injury-free road victory. GG 9ers.
    14. [2021] Big XII POTW Week 13

      Simeon Wells will probably win this next weekend.
    15. [2021] Week #13 - Saturday Morning

      GG @acewulf This is the 2nd or 3rd OT loss that WVU has had this season. Add 2 additional one poession losses and that's a recipe for a ton of heartbreak. Note - didn't see storm's post above. Man this season has been tough.