The university that captured our beloved Rich Rodriguez and John Beilein. A team that is the same colors as the West Virginia Mountaineers (blue and gold).
But a team that isn’t very well liked in our neck of the woods.
One thing the Wolverines did well other than steal our coaches? Create the linebacker position.
The linebacker position was originally founded by Fielding Yost of the University of Michigan. He expanded the defensive front, collapsing three defensive ends behind the exterior of the defensive line, calling it a linebacker.
Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a “two-point stance” as opposed to the defensive linemen, who put one or two hands on the ground for a “three-point stance” or “four-point stance” before the ball is snapped.
The goal of the linebacker is to provide either extra run protection or extra pass protection based on the particular defensive play being run.
But for Fairmont Senior’s Luke Hrapchak, playing linebacker is a position where he can put the fear of God in his opponents.
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Gabi Mascaro is staying in Fairmont.
After considering several out-of-state colleges, the Fairmont Senior soccer standout signed her National Letter of Intent Tuesday to continue her career at Fairmont State University, an upstart program which will play its first games in 2015.
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Calhoun, FSU land two signees
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West Virginia’s fans have spoken, perhaps not verbally but nonetheless have had their voices heard, over the past few years as attendance has fallen at the Mountaineers’ football and basketball games.
WVU athletic department to form Fan Experience Committee
The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is forming a fan experience committee to discuss the needs of Mountaineer fans with the hopes of enhancing the fan experience at its events.
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