Jan 2, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Mike Casazza: In a word, 2012 team was weak
It had unattainable preseason hype and the inconceivable depths that followed; the undeniable talent on offense and the inexcusable defects on defense; and the 5-0 record and top-five ranking before the 2-6 slide and 24-point bowl loss.
With dynamic Geno Smith under center, West Virginia fits into pass-happy Big 12
They will have to replace the pass-rushing production of Najee Goode, Julian Miller and Bruce Irvin and half of their secondary after losing Eain Smith and Keith Tandy.
The Smoking Musket
2012 WVU Football Unit Previews: Defensive Secondary
Our unit preview series continues with a look at the defensive backfield. The defensive backfield, the last line of defense, where hopes and dreams can be crushed with one blown coverage assignment.
Rose may be thorn in side of WVU foes
The names may have changed, but the expectations for West Virginia's defensive unit will remain the same as the Mountaineers enter the 2012 campaign-the school's first as a member of the Big 12.
2012 schedule preview: West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, left, and QB Geno Smith rolled up big points in an Orange Bowl win in 2011.