WVU fires longtime coach Dunlap

Steve Dunlap has become the latest victim of the purge of the West Virginia defensive coaching staff following a season in which the Mountaineers allowed more points and more yards than ever in history.

The WVU sports information office confirmed Saturday night that Dunlap has joined Daron Roberts, the cornerback coach, as former defensive coaches.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen previously had removed Joe DeForest as defensive coordinator and promoted to co-defensive coordinator Keith Patterson to the top spot.

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NCAA unfair in White ruling

I firmly believe that the NCAA has done an injustice to Pat White.

That organization has ruled that the former West Virginia University quarterback does not hold the all-time record for most rushing yards by a signal-caller.

Why? Because Denard Robinson of Michigan padded his rushing total from a running back position — not as a quarterback — in his final three games.

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Luck looks back on Big 12 debut

Oliver Luck, the athletic director who has been the driving force between West Virginia University’s move from the disintegrating Big East Conference to the Big 12, does not pull any punches when looking at what lies ahead for his athletic programs, beginning with the showcase football team, which staggered through a disastrous inaugural season in the new league.

“It’s going to be arguably one of the most important offseasons we’ve had in a while,” Luck said, a statement that never could have crossed his mind a year ago in what certainly was the most important offseason in decades with the tangled web of conference affiliation.

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Not tough enough

In the end, as Bob Huggins put together his post-mortem on West Virginia’s highly discouraging introduction to Big 12 basketball, a 67-57 loss to Oklahoma on the home floor that came after thrilling a crowd of 12,112 by building a 12-point lead, the words he had to offer were those he always least likes to say.

He can admit that a team outsmarts his team. He can even admit it outshoots the Mountaineers, outruns them.

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