The Times West Virginian

Bob Herzel

Bob Herzel
  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Rich Rod’s return not impossible

    As you may guess, in the wake of LeBron James’ decision to let bygones be millions and return to his rooters in Cleveland, more than once was I approached with someone wanting to know if this opened the door for a return to West Virginia University of their once-reviled coach Rich Rodriguez.

    July 13, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Trickett best option as a leader

    In the end, West Virginia University’s decision to place the mantle of starting quarterback upon veteran Clint Trickett was less about quarterback than it was about leadership.
    This is not to say that Trickett lacks the talent to succeed as quarterback in coach Dana Holgorsen’s system.

    July 6, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Celebrate every day like it’s the Fourth of July

    Happy birthday, America.
    Here is my gift to you:
    “Nighttime in Morgantown, West Virginia, on the campus of West Virginia University. Halloween weekend and the goblin riding in on a broom is wearing a sport coat, a sweater and red tie. His graying hair is parted neatly on the left side and topping off a prominent nose and persistent frown is a pair of eye glasses, the trademark of one of the most successful football coaches — Joe Paterno.

    July 4, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Getting WVU ‘right first’ is top priority

    As one can imagine, with Alabama awaiting West Virginia University when the 2014 football season emerges from its summer-long womb, much of the talk has centered around the Crimson Tide, including the coaches beginning to force-feed the summer scouting report to the Mountaineers.

    July 3, 2014

  • The Greenbrier owner Justice focuses on boosting state’s image

    In sports, the word “love” belongs to tennis.
    “Fifteen-love, Mr. McEnroe,” the scorekeeper will say.
    But tennis does not have exclusive rights to the word, for Jim Justice has brought it into the world of golf.
    You might know the name Jim Justice. In fact, if you are from West Virginia, you might even know this giant of a man yourself, for he gets around.

    June 27, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Taking charge key objective for Trickett

    Everything was seeming perfect in Clint Trickett’s life.
    Just a day or so earlier, his coach, Dana Holgorsen, had named him West Virginia University’s starting quarterback entering the 2014 season.

    June 27, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: It’s up to WVU coaches to get swagger back

    If you can remember back to that night in Miami, Florida, when West Virginia took Clemson apart, 70-33, in the Orange Bowl, and to the 5-0 start on the next season, you remember the swagger the Mountaineers possessed at the time.
    Why not?

    June 24, 2014

  • Shelly Poe-Do Nehlen halloffame.jpg Fragale a staple in world of WVU sports

    The year was 1988, a memorable year.
    • Kirk Gibson, barely able to walk, hits a limp-off home run off Dennis Eckersley to win Game 1 of a Los Angeles Dodgers’ sweep of the World Series.
    • Willie Stargell was elected to the Hall of Fame.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Will Harris find what he’s looking for?

    Something was missing back there a couple of months ago when Eron Harris announced he was going to leave West Virginia University’s basketball team, the one major college that had given him a chance when it appeared he might be overlooked, a chance he took advantage of to average 17 points a game as a sophomore.

    June 22, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: ‘Leap of faith’ landed Nesbit on right track

    This was the moment Stormy Nesbit had spent her life waiting for.
    She was a West Virginia senior, the greatest triple jumper in the school’s history, and now it was her last track meet.

    June 21, 2014

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