West Virginia named Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall as starting quarterback for the season opener against James Madison.
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WVU Head Coach Neal Brown joined Marty and McGee to chat about taking the team to a local coal mine and the impact that had on the team and what to expect this upcoming season
- West Virginia names grad transfer Kendall QB
- Three West Virginia safeties in transfer portal
- WVU WR Simms enters NCAA transfer portal
- Seahawks pick coached in hoops by Wilson as kid
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This Just In
Alabama and West Virginia have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2026-27. The Crimson Tide will visit West Virginia in 2026, and the Mountaineers will return the trip the following season.
The Crimson Tide will visit the Mountaineers in 2026, and West Virginia will return the trip the following season.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer
I've confirmed West Virginia is hiring Georgia State offensive coordinator Travis Trickett to coach tight ends. SB Nation first reported the hire. Trickett also has held coordinator roles at Florida Atlantic and Samford. He attended West Virginia and began his career there as a student assistant under Rich Rodriguez.
Salvaging a recruiting class is usually a new head coach's first priority. Some are doing pretty well in the 2019 class, and others are moving on the 2020.
Oklahoma and Texas are leading the way with a combined 23 of the Big 12's 30 ESPN 300 commitments, but several other classes are also filling holes well with 2019 recruits.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall has committed to West Virginia and is enrolling there to participate in spring ball with the Mountaineers, a source told ESPN.
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Oklahoma, after initially blocking quarterback Austin Kendall from transferring to West Virginia, will allow the graduate student to play for the Mountaineers next season, sources say.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer
I've confirmed NC State is hiring Tony Gibson as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. The Athletic first reported the hire. Gibson spent the past six seasons at West Virginia, the last five as defensive coordinator. He interviewed for WVU's recent head coaching vacancy. Gibson also has coached defensive backs at Arizona, Pitt and Michigan. Very good hire by Dave Doeren.