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Country Roads Confidential: A WVU Mountaineers podcast

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Chris Anderson and and Mike Casazza of EerSports.com take you inside West Virginia Mountaineers athletics.

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Chris Anderson and and Mike Casazza of EerSports.com take you inside West Virginia Mountaineers athletics.

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Podcast is great

By Ajd62 - Nov 10 2019
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But are you going to ever ask Neal and real questions or just keep throwing softballs and playing along with his Aww shucks routine when we are the worst team in the conference and the worst offense in the entire game of college football?

Great for Wvu news

By Pdid304 - Jul 30 2019
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My only gripe is that I wish the episodes were a bit longer, though the episodes have been frequent so I’ll excuse it. Great information about all things new with the mountaineers, including recruiting. I’ve read articles by Chris and mike for years and they do great work.

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
7
1
0
3

Podcast is great

By Ajd62 - Nov 10 2019
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But are you going to ever ask Neal and real questions or just keep throwing softballs and playing along with his Aww shucks routine when we are the worst team in the conference and the worst offense in the entire game of college football?

Great for Wvu news

By Pdid304 - Jul 30 2019
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My only gripe is that I wish the episodes were a bit longer, though the episodes have been frequent so I’ll excuse it. Great information about all things new with the mountaineers, including recruiting. I’ve read articles by Chris and mike for years and they do great work.
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Country Roads Confidential: A WVU Mountaineers podcast

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

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Chris Anderson and and Mike Casazza of EerSports.com take you inside West Virginia Mountaineers athletics.

Rank #1: WVU Hoops Left at the Altar Again Plus Grades for the 2019 Basketball Class

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Chris Anderson and Mike Casazza discuss West Virginia basketball being left at the altar once again and what it means not only for this year's team but the programs perception. Also, handing out grades on the 2019 signing class. 

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Jul 19 2019

21mins

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Rank #2: Country Roads Confidential - WVU smothers Texas Tech

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West Virginia returned home after a lengthy time away from the Coliseum and treated a sellout crowd to a Big 12 win against the team that nearly won the national title a season ago. Bob Huggins wasn’t happy, and we attempt to figure out why and explain his frustrations.

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Jan 12 2020

17mins

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Rank #3: Country Roads Confidential - Rapid Missouri reaction

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West Virginia fell to 1-1 Saturday with a 38-7 loss on the road against Missouri. The record may not be surprising. The performances probably have been unexpected. Chris and Mike meet up to figure out what to make of the Mountaineers so far and attempt to diagnose some problems and offer up some solutions before WVU wraps up non-conference play with next week's game at home against N.C. State. 

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Sep 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #4: Country Roads Confidential - WVU picks on TCU

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WVU had one of its familiar defensive performances and one of its best offensive performances in years in an 81-49 victory against visiting TCU. It didn't happen right away, but the Mountaineers eventually did what they wanted against what was one of the two unbeaten teams in Big 12 play. Mike discusses the good signs in the game and moving forward.

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Jan 15 2020

18mins

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Rank #5: Country Roads Confidential - All-Decade Basketball Team

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With strict parameters in place, Chris and Mike close the decade by looking back on WVU basketball through the years. Today's episode picks and, of course, debates the top players at each position.

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Dec 22 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Country Roads Confidential - Cory Smith Previews N.C. State

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PackPride editor Cory Smith joins Chris Anderson to preview the West Virginia - N.C. State game. The two discuss the Wolfpack's first two games of the season, weaknesses and strengths for the team, the impact of recruiting, and the effect some guy named Tony Gibson has had on the team. 

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Sep 12 2019

21mins

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Rank #7: Big 12 Media Days Day Two - Neal Brown Speaks, Latest on Late Enrolees and Transfer Waivers

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Chris Anderson and Mike Casazza discuss Day Two of Big 12 Media Days including the latest on some late arrivals and transfer waiver requests for West Virginia football. 

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Jul 16 2019

26mins

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Rank #8: Country Roads Confidential - Back on track for Texas

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Following an open week, Chris and Mike are back, and business has picked up. Today's episode covers immune systems, whether chili is a soup, former players getting stiff-armed, future players getting paid, expectations for a new performer on defense, the ... rivalry? ... against Texas. 

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Oct 02 2019

36mins

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Rank #9: Options and optimism for a college football season

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Today’s episode assumes college football will start on time for the 2020 season. It’s not guaranteed, and some alternatives are discussed, but fingers are crossed as Chris and Mike compare starting June 1, July 1 and Aug. 1. Any option will necessitate some changes, and the recruiting calendar will be affected, too, but that might bring about a necessary revision as well.

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Apr 03 2020

42mins

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Rank #10: Country Roads Confidential - Rapid K-State reaction

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The losing streak is over, West Virginia has a new starting quarterback and the final two games of the regular season are more interesting now than they were before kickoff. Chris and Mike discuss Jarret Doege's debut as the starter, the revitalized run game, the opportune defense and the debate they don't want to have but were born to have.

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Nov 17 2019

34mins

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Rank #11: Country Roads Confidential - Fine way to start March

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West Virginia can feel like a winner again and doesn’t have to worry about a string of losses away from home any longer. The Mountaineers defeated Iowa State in a back-and-forth game that saw the best and sometimes the worst of this team. But wins matter right now, and WVU took care of a few lingering questions in snapping a three-game slide and a six-game streak away from home.

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Mar 04 2020

24mins

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Rank #12: Country Roads Confidential - Speculation time, come on!

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Neal Brown’s second spring begins on March 10, and there’s a lot to like and a few things to monitor once you put together the pieces of a two-deep. Chris and Mike discuss Wednesday’s EerSports.com prediction piece and wonder what changes might occur.

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Feb 21 2020

44mins

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Rank #13: Country Roads Confidential - Rapid reaction to Baylor win

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There were only happy endings as the regular season arrived at the finish line Saturday and West Virginia did all that it could do by defeating fourth-ranked Baylor by a dozen points. The Mountaineers remembered and showed off who they are and what they can do and did it right in time for the Big 12 tournament.

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Mar 07 2020

15mins

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Rank #14: Country Roads Confidential - There goes Bob Huggins

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It wasn't long ago when the outlook was much different, but basketball recruiting has heated up. Three players have committed in the past few days, and one addition Monday was significant and doubly unexpected. As for football, the Mountaineers have plenty to do if they want to be 2-0, but Missouri has just as much work to do to avoid an 0-2 start. 

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Sep 04 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: Country Roads Confidential - The First WVU Depth Chart

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Chris rides solo as he reacts to the WVU football depth chart that was released on Monday afternoon. He takes a look at some of the key surprises, plus what he was hearing from Saturday's walkthrough - much of which lined up with what the depth chart eventually showed. 

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Aug 26 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Country Roads Confidential - Rapid reaction to Friday’s win

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Neal Brown punctuated his initial season in charge of West Virginia’s football program with a 20-17 win over TCU. The Mountaineers accomplished many things they had not done in similar situations before and kept the Horned Frogs from reaching a bowl game. What does this do for the present and the future? What type of difference did Jarret Doege make? How can WVU polish strengths and work on weaknesses? Oh, and is basketball good? All that and more in tonight’s episode!

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Nov 30 2019

38mins

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Rank #17: Country Roads Confidential - Day One recap

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West Virginia's first football practice was Friday morning, but the news started the day before? What happened and what happens next? Neal Brown was in a good mood and may have created a new T-shirt. Plus a quick Q&A to end the day.

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Aug 02 2019

25mins

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Rank #18: Country Roads Confidential - Rapid Kansas reactions

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West Virginia had a 10-point lead but couldn't hang on and lost for the eighth time in as many trips to Kansas and Phog Allen Fieldhouse. There was plenty to discuss on a long list of likes and dislikes in our first basketball postgame podcast. It begins with what to think of officiating and Oscar Tshiebwe and then tries to figure out what to make of pretty much everyone and everything else after the Big 12 opener.

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Jan 05 2020

27mins

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Rank #19: The first podcast of the 2020-21 basketball season

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The quarantine continues, but Chris and Mike change things up. Rather than discuss what was lost, they spend the episode on what to expect next season. Returning players, a challenging schedule, an open scholarship and plenty of lineup possibilities fill the conversation.

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Mar 25 2020

46mins

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Rank #20: Neal Brown's First WVU Football Depth Chart and Big 12 Media Days

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Chris Anderson and Mike Casazza discuss the very first WVU football depth chart under Neal Brown and the hot topics from the first day of Big 12 Media Days. 

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Jul 15 2019

23mins

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Monday morning Q&A: Is this good? This seems good

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Before moving onto another chapter, we close the books on the win over Kansas. Mike and Chris answer the questions that subscribers have had on their minds since the 38-17 win.

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Oct 19 2020

1hr 1min

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Rapid reactions to WVU’s win over Kansas

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The outcome was pretty much what everyone expected. The route that WVU traveled to arrive at that particular destination was now. Tonight’s episode covers the ups, downs, the stats and storylines from the win.

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Oct 17 2020

45mins

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Previewing WVU v. Kansas

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WVU begins a stretch of five games on five consecutive Saturdays with Saturday’s home game against Kansas. The Jayhawks haven’t had any success on the road in the past 12 years and they aren’t expected to this time, either. Today’s episode details the importance of the game, the most significant matchups and dynamics and what themes and players to watch for from start to finish.

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Oct 16 2020

55mins

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Debating the present and the future

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COVID-19 reminds us it’s still a thing, and Chris and Mike take inventory of the 2020 season before closing with a bit on basketball.

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Oct 09 2020

1hr 7mins

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Monday morning Q&A: A second look at a double overtime win

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Before moving onto another open weekend, we close the books on the win over Baylor. Mike and Chris answer the questions that subscribers have had on their minds since the double overtime victory.

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Oct 05 2020

40mins

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Rapid reactions to WVU’s win over Baylor

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What can you say about this one? It was neither pretty nor exciting. Neither team had a winning performance. It justifiably required two overtimes. In the end, West Virginia defeated Baylor 27-21, and tonight’s episode covers the carnage.

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Oct 03 2020

55mins

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Previewing WVU vs. Baylor

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WVU begins what may very well be a four-game season with Saturday’s home game against Baylor. The script is somewhat similar to and somewhat unlike what the Mountaineers took into last week’s game against Oklahoma State. Today’s episode details the importance of the game, the most significant matchups and dynamics and what themes and players to watch for from start to finish.

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Oct 02 2020

56mins

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Monday morning Q&A: Checking in WVU after defeat

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Before moving onto Saturday’s game against Baylor, we close the books on the loss to Oklahoma State. Mike and Chris answer the subscriber questions thats ave been on their mind since the team left Stillwater.

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Sep 28 2020

42mins

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Rapid reactions to WVU’s loss to Oklahoma State

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WVU’s dropped a game and leveled the record at 1-1. The Mountaineers probably feel like they lost this one more than the Cowboys beat them.

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Sep 27 2020

38mins

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All-inclusive Oklahoma State preview

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The 2020 season resumes and Big 12 play begins Saturday as West Virginia visits No. 15 Oklahoma State. Want to know the key aspects and matchups going into the game? Chris and Mike have you covered.

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Sep 24 2020

50mins

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WVU rests while the Big Ten (and others?) return

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No game is no excuse to avoid a podcast. It’s instead time to update the travel rosters, assess freshmen, discuss public records and welcome the Big Ten back into the sport.

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Sep 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Monday Q&A: Adjusting expectations for personnel and Big 12

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The Mountaineers had answers for all the offseason questions, and now you have new questions about the Mountaineers.

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Sep 13 2020

39mins

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Rapid reactions to WVU’s win over EKU

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Big news preceded kickoff, and then West Virginia put up some big numbers against Eastern Kentucky. Chris and Mike recap the discipline and the performance as WVU heads into an open week at full strength and in better position than some Big 12 peers.

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Sep 12 2020

38mins

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Let’s get it started: WVU v. EKU preview

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The time has come for the offseason to yield to the regular season. WVU begins with a seemingly overmatched FCS opponent, but there are some questions about what to expect at the start. Today’s episode attempts to answer many of them and asks a few others along the way.

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Sep 10 2020

45mins

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Kicking off the season with a Q&A

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There’s a WVU game this week, and we know there’s a lot to talk about. Today’s episode hopes to ease everyone’s curiosity.

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Sep 07 2020

53mins

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Picking WVU’s 2020 travel roster

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It’s time to hold West Virginia’s more-inviting-than-normal roster filled this year with players who will not redshirt and attempt to predict who travels with the team to road games. Only 70 Mountaineers can make the trip. It sounds easy, but the journey is complex.

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Sep 03 2020

55mins

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Setting a schedule, a roster size and expectations for 2020

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With a game under our belts and the start of the WVU season just around the corner, it’s time to talk about what to expect on the field, on the roster and even in the rulebook.

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Sep 02 2020

1hr 1min

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Settings the storylines for 2020 with Allan Bell

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SportsLine’s Allan Bell stops by to preview betting uncertainty, expected trends, Big 12 prospects and more to get you ready for the 2020 season.

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Aug 28 2020

38mins

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Sorting out roster dilemmas now and later

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The band is back together to review last week’s fair but also tricky NCAA ruling about player eligibility in 2020 and to try to piece together camp news to make an early depth chart.

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Aug 24 2020

1hr 9mins

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1-on-1 with new Wheeling University coach Chris Richardson

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From covering WVU to landing his first head coaching job in the state, new Wheeling University coach Chris Richardson has seen and done a lot in his career. He discusses his path, his mascot, his new recruiting territory, how he applied and recruited during a pandemic and what he thinks about playing the upcoming season.

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Aug 20 2020

36mins

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iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Podcast is great

By Ajd62 - Nov 10 2019
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But are you going to ever ask Neal and real questions or just keep throwing softballs and playing along with his Aww shucks routine when we are the worst team in the conference and the worst offense in the entire game of college football?

Great for Wvu news

By Pdid304 - Jul 30 2019
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My only gripe is that I wish the episodes were a bit longer, though the episodes have been frequent so I’ll excuse it. Great information about all things new with the mountaineers, including recruiting. I’ve read articles by Chris and mike for years and they do great work.