West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen addresses attendees at the NCAA college Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

WVU defense moves into spotlight this season

With eight starters back, West Virginia’s defense hopes to build on its 2014 progress, but it will be counted on more than ever.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard passes against Texas A&M in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn.

2015 College Football: Scouting the West Virginia Mountainers

Three keys to West Virginia’s 2015 football season and a breakdown of their schedule.

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 Penn State football coach James Franklin uses his school's cost of attendance stipend in recruiting pitches.

Cost of attendance stipends give scholarship student-athletes a little financial freedom

For the first time, college athletes on full scholarship have access to a cost of attendance stipend to help with daily living expenses.

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College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia are unrivaled for all the wrong reasons

Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

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 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during a game last year at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Starting safety Dravon Henry brims with confidence for WVU

After a strong first year, West Virginia safety and Aliquippa graduate Dravon Henry is a more confident, complete player.

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 West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen addresses attendees at the NCAA college Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 20, 2015, in Dallas.

WVU notebook: Dana Holgorsen sees no need to change vetting program

West Virginia’s coach will stick with his approach to vetting players even in light of Baylor’s sexual-assault scandal.

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West Virginia's punt-return unit looks for huge, fast turnaround

After a miserable 2014 season, West Virginia’s punt-return unit is determined to improve.

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 West Virginia's Rushel Shell (7) tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake (17) on a punt return during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta.

Holgorsen: Perception of Shell far greater than reality

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says Hopewell product Rushel Shell is not as dominant of a force as he is perceived to be.

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 It was reported that Jets quarterback Geno Smith has two fractures in his jaw after a locker-room altercation with reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali.

WVU's Holgorsen surprised by altercation resulting in Geno Smith's broken jaw

“Hopefully he hurries up and recovers from it and gets back to work,” the Mountaineers coach said of his former player.

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 West Virginia wide reciever Jordan Thompson hauls in a pass during a game against Oklahoma State in September 2013.

West Virginia receivers look to replace White, Alford

The Mountaineers wide receivers, a group viewed with uncertainty from the outside, are confident in what they can accomplish this season.

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 WVU linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has come a long way since his days at Bethel Park.

Bethel Park grad Kwiatkoski has morphed, thrived at WVU

A safety coming out of Bethel Park, West Virginia senior Nick Kwiatkoski has morphed himself into one of the Big 12’s best linebackers.

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 West Virginia's Daikiel Shorts is one of three Mountaineers who attended Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md.

‘Football factory’ on the rise, Eastern Christian puts prospects in ‘good situations’

Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md., produced three West Virginia players and many more Division I football prospects.

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West Virginia lands four-star wide receiver recruit Steven Smothers

With his commitment, the Mountaineers' 2016 class is now ranked by Rivals as the 35th-best in Division I.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard throws during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium in April 2014.

Likely starting QB Howard wins respect and admiration at WVU

Presumptive WVU starting quarterback Skyler Howard has earned respect and trust of wide receivers through diligence and dedication.

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