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QBs changing places

Four transfer quarterbacks will look to turn their new teams' luck this season. Will Grier, Jarrett Stidham and Kyle Allen were all top-50 recruits, while Malik Zaire showed flashes of potential in his time at Notre Dame.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen, while discussing the young average age of the league's coaches, saying he doesn't pay attention to age: "I don't even know how old I am."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen on Bob Stoops' decision to retire: "Admirable." Holgorsen said he was startled by the news, but he understood it completely upon reviewing the situation.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen on not calling plays this year: "I have complete confidence in Jake Spavital," Holgorsen said, referencing his new offensive coordinator who he worked with at West Virginia in 2011. "He knows how I think and I know how he thinks."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen wastes no time in sharing the Big 12 party line: "I'd like to start off by talking about how excited I am about the Big 12." He added that, for the first time, he feels like West Virginia is a full and true member of the conference.

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Askew-Henry headlines Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

West Virginia DB Dravon Askew-Henry was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Askew-Henry recorded 53 total tackles and one interception.

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8dJake Trotter

Source: WVU's Long (knee) to miss 4 games

Mountaineers linebacker David Long, who started 10 games as a freshman last season, will miss at least the first four games of the season because of an injured knee, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

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Who has most to prove on West Virginia?

After missing all of last season with a knee injury, stud S Dravon Askew-Henry is back with a chip on his shoulder. If he can return to form, the Mountaineers will have a game-changer in their secondary.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 quarterback Woodrow Lowe committed to West Virginia on Tuesday. Lowe, ranked No. 229 overall, had narrowed his list down to West Virginia, Arkansas State, Illinois, North Carolina, Houston, Southern Miss and Memphis, but chose the Mountaineers.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida coach Jim McElwain on QB Will Grier, who transferred from Florida after he was banned for a year for taking a banned substance and is eligible to play immediately for West Virginia this season: "I wish him the best. He got his year back and I'm excited to see what he's going to do there. He's going to light that place up."

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11dGerry Hamilton

Previewing July's biggest commitments

Headlined by ESPN 300 QB Woodrow Lowe III, July has more commitments that will affect some of the top 2018 classes.

Two Mountaineers on Bednarik Award watch list

The Big 12 has 10 players represented on the Bednarik Award watch list including West Virginia S Dravon Askew-Henry and S Kyzir White. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.

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13dPhil Steele

Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there, and the Pac-12 and Big 12 aren't far off. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 6

A Wildcats tilt against the Longhorns in Austin or West Virginia at TCU? Here's a look at some of the most intriguing Week 6 matchups this fall.

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WVU add transfers TE Haskins, WR Simmons

West Virginia says it had added two transfers on offense for the 2018 season -- tight end Jovani Haskins from Miami and wide receiver T.J. Simmons from Alabama.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama sophomore receiver T.J. Simmons announced over the weekend he's transferring to West Virginia. Simmons did not have a catch for the Crimson Tide last season, though contributed on special teams.

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25dESPN.com staff

Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 1

What if you could go to any game you wanted every week? Here are our picks for the best Big 12 games in Week 1.

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30dMitch Sherman

Who will be Big 12's 1,000-yard rushers in 2017?

Five of eight Big 12 players who had 1,000-yard rushing seasons last year are back in 2017. We take a look at who can repeat and who might join them.

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31dJake Trotter

WVU QB Grier to be eligible after 1-year ban

Will Grier, who transferred to West Virginia from Florida after receiving a one-year suspension for a positive PED test in 2015, is eligible to play in 2017.

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35dMitch Sherman

Schedule analysis: West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia, despite losing a lot on defense, could mask its weaknesses and enter late October with a sparkling record ahead of some tough tests.

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