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WVU Sports

August 13, 2011

Replacing Neild easier said than done

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MORGANTOWN — o o o o o o

Brace yourself for more conference rumors.

Word is the SEC seems certain to steal away Texas A&M from the Big 12 and maybe Florida State from the ACC, igniting another round of musical conferences. Guess which Big East team would be looking to move into the ACC if that were to happen? If you guessed West Virginia, well, sit back and enjoy this one.

This from John Swofford, ACC commissioner: “As I’ve said previously, we’ll continue to be mindful of the collegiate landscape and what’s best for the ACC and its member institutions. With that said, I’ve received no indication from any of our 12 presidents that they have any intention of being affiliated with any conference other than the ACC.”

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Former WVU soccer forward Megan Mischler of the Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves was named to the all-WPSL All-Star team. At the same time former University High girls’ soccer star Whitney Cavender, a midfielder, was added to coach Nikki-Izzo Brown’s women’s team at WVU.

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WVU is not planning to redshirt backup quarterback Paul Millard because the Mountaineers may need him late in the season, even if Geno Smith stays healthy.

“The days are gone when you redshirt the first- or second-best quarterback,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “If he’s good enough, then you play him. If he’s the third-best quarterback, you redshirt him. Obviously, Paul is second, which means you’ve got to have your second guy good to go at all times. That’s part of the challenge of being a backup quarterback – to have the mental capability of being extremely motivated and ready to play at any point, because an injury can happen at the drop of a hat.”

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