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Pat White Highlights

Posted in Pat White, West Virginia Mountaineers on 02/20/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

It’s never a bad time for some Pat White highlights.  When it came time to make a play, that man made things happen.  Enjoy.

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Jock Sanders = Stupid Decisions

Posted in Pure Badness, West Virginia Mountaineers on 02/10/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

 

Wvu Running Back Jock Sanders

Come on Jock.  You play reciever/running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers and are out speeding and drinking and driving with a BAC of .012.  Stupid, stupid, stupid decision pal.  We were going to count on you even more this coming 2009 football season with alot of young talent coming in.  Good luck in life, as I’m sure you will be kicked off the team now.

Wvu Football – Today is Signing Day

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 02/04/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

Time for the signings of the letter of intent to attend West Virginia University.  I’ll try to keep up, but will make no promises.

Shawne Alston – RB – Three Star – Hampton, Va
Tavon Alston – RB – 5 Star – Baltimore, MD
Stedmon Bailey – Three Star – WR – Miramar, Fl
Cole Bowers – OT – Three Star – Ona, Wv
Branko Busick – LB – Three Star – Steubenville, Oh
Darwin Cook – WR – Three Star – East Cleveland, Oh
Dominik Davenport – DT – Four Star – Hampton, Va
Pat Eger – OT – Two Star – Clairton, Pa

Curtis Feigt – DE – Two Star – Mercersburg, Pa
Tevita Finau – DE – Four Star – Phoenix, Az
Terrance Garvin – S – Two Star – Baltimore, Md
Daquan Hargrett – RB – Three Star – Miami, Fl

Logan Heastie – WR – Four Star – Chesapeake, Va

Brodrick Jenkins – WR – Three Star – Fort Myers, Fl
Deon Long – WR – Four Star – Washington, DC
Nick Kinder – OT – Two Star – Camp Hill, Pa
Pat Miller – CB – Three Star – Hoover, Al
Taige Redman –  LB – Two Star – Keyser, Wv
Jonathon Scott – S – Three Star – Daytona Beach, Fl
Eugene Smith – QB – Four Star – Miramar, Fl
Chris Snook – FB – Four Star – Medina, Oh
Ryan Spiker – OT – Three Star – Dresden, Oh
Jordan Weingart – OG – Three Star – Gainsville, Fl

Looks good so far in exception of Michael Carter who decided to go to Minnesota.  Good luck with that.  He seemed like a real pompous kid anyway.  Maybe he should have went to Clemson.

 I was waiting and hoping Davenport was coming.  He’s a beast and will fit in very nicely on our team.  I figured Deon Long was lock, but had a little doubt there.  I’m glad to see him headed this way also.  Welcome to all of you guys.  I appreciate you wanting to bring the Mountaineer program to another level. 

Looks like Tevita Finau’s just came in.  I’ve been waiting for almost two years to see him in a Mountaineers uniform. 

LETS GO………………….MOUNTAINEERS!!!

 

 

 

 

Wvu Florida Football Commits 2009

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/27/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

State of Florida

 

 Michael Carter

Height/Weight:  5′ 11″  – 154 Pounds

Position:  Cornerback

40 Yard Dash:  4.5 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  01/03/2009

Recruited by:  Doc Holliday

Carter is in top 15 at his position ( 12 ).  He’ll be a great addition to our nice incoming recruits for 2009.  Although a little undersized, he seems to get good reviews on his cover ability, but needs to work on his tackling.  Head Coach Bill Stewart will definately teach him how to attackle.

Please see his press conference below:

Eugene Smith

Height/Weight:  6′ 3″ – 182 pounds

Position:  Quarterback

40 Yard Dash:  4.82 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  11/10/2008

Recruited By:  Doc Holliday

Smith is a dual threat quarterback some would say, but with his 40 time, I’m not so sure.  He passed for 25 touchdowns and ran for 7 during his senior high school season.  I’ve seen him as high as #5 in the high school quarterback rankings.  He’s also been called the most gifted quarterback coming out of Florida this year.  Geno, as most call him, jumped in the Wvu mix once the Taj Boyd debacle unfolded.  Taj’s and his father made Bill Stewart look to another QB such as Geno and may have made Wvu make the best decision.  Only time will tell.

 

Stedman Bailey

Height/Weight:  5′ 11″ – 186 pounds

Position:  Wide Reciever

40 Yard Dash:  4.40 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  11/11/2008

Recruited by:  Doc Holliday

Bailey is being talked about as a great route runner.  Typically, in the past, when you hear comments like that about wide recievers, they are not the burners that outrun defenders.  He’s the high school teammate of Eugene Smith also.  So there is chemistry there already, which is always a plus.  Its also been said he has great hands.  Sounds like he’ll be the perfect underneath target to compliment Logan Heastie.  You can see an interview of him below.

 

Daquan Hargrett

Height/Weight:  5′ 9″ – 180 pounds

Position:  Running Back

40 Yard Dash:  4.5 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  6/18/2008

Hargrett is one of the better or best running back out of South Florida.  He’s small and quick.  I think of Noel Devine when I think of this guy, but not as highly touted coming out of high school.  He also has very good acceleration and can dance around.  The only knock is he may not be tough enough and needs to add some muscle.  Check out some of his runs in high school below.

 

Brodrick Jenkins

Height/Weigth:  5′ 10″ – 177 pounds

Position:  Wide Reciever / Cornerback

40 Yard Dash:  4.51 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  1/06/2009

Jenkins has done a little of everything it seems as a two way player.  He caught passes, defended passes and picked a few off, and returned kicks for touchdowns.  Where will we use him?  I cannot tell you that yet.  Spring drills/practice should tell us.  Some websites list him as a cover corner on defense and a scat-back type on offense, but think he’ll get on the field by returning kicks.  I couldn’t find any free videos of him.

 

Jonathan Scott

Height/Weight:  6′ 3″ – 190 pounds

Position:  Safety

40 Yard Dash:  4.6 seconds

Committed to Wvu:  1/18/2009

Recruited by:  Lonnie Galloway

A 6′ 3″ safety…..nice.  He’ll look quite imposing with Robert Sands in the defensive backfield who is 6′ 6″ tall.  He’s an upper shelf safety prospect from central Florida.  The following are quotes from him to www.scout.com

“I can cover a lot of ground and I move good. I have a long wing span and am a good size for a safety. I also love to hit and am a hard hitter.

“I’m working on improving my ball awareness. I also want to improve my speed. My goal is to get my 40 time in the 4.3-4.4 range (he claims to run a 4.5). I’m spending a lot of time working on my legs and getting stronger.”

Scott is also being recruited for basketball (10 points/8 rebounds per game) and track (6-foot-6 high jumper). “I really want to jump in college too,” he said. “I’ve been doing the high jump my whole life and I’d love to be able to continue doing it.”

I cannot find many videos on this kid.

Thank You Pat

Posted in Pat White, West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/27/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

You may see a montage of pictures from time to time.  You see Pat White is my all-time favoriate Mountaineer and I’ll continue to post pieces about him……enjoy.

Pat White

Pat White

The Backyard Brawl – Basketball

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/26/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer

Pitt 79 – Wvu 67

Well, we didn’t win.  I thought before this game our lack of an inside presence may be our downfall, it was.  We were able to keep it close, but with a Sam Young and a DeJuan Blair, the Mountaineers could not keep up. 

DeSean Butler had 21 points and Alex Ruoff added 16.  Pitts bench also outscored ours 13-6.  Pitt outrebounded us 28-22. 

Below are quotes from Bob Huggins:

“They got us out of doing what kept us in the game in the first half”

“I felt we could rebound as long as we moved them. You can’t have those big, wide bodies stand in the lane. We just got down and tried to stop them in the lane and that is a recipe for disaster.”

“We gave Sam some open looks and he made them”

 

Enough said, we lost.  Lets move on to get prepared for Saint John’s.

Pat White the Passer?

Posted in West Virginia Mountaineers on 01/26/2009 by The Metal Mountaineer
The Man

The Man

While watching my favorite ex-Mountaineer during Saturday night’s “Senior Bowl” I noticed Pat looked calm as ever stepping up in the pocket making passes.  Watching Pat for four years, I shouldn’t have been surprised.  The man just doesn’t get rattled anytime anywhere on the football field.  The following article from www.foxsports.com talks about Pat rising his stock.  Oh, by the way, he did get the MVP from that game also.  Congrats Pat, you are a special player and even seem to be a more special person.  I cannot wait to see you play in the NFL as long as its not with the Steelers.  In case you do not know, I hate the Steelers…..period.

I’m not sure I agree with the below comment that Pat cannot be a QB at the next level.  He’s stubborn and as always determined enough to do anything.  He works hard and I believe with the right teacher, he can become a good NFL QB.  Will he start or will he make a Pro-Bowl?  I’m not sure, but I know one thing……..he works harder than anyone and has the relentlessness of gravity.

Pat White, QB, West Virginia

It’s hard to ignore the talent Pat White has as a quarterback, because when he has the ball in his hands, something good is about to happen. The Senior Bowl was White’s opportunity to show NFL scouts that he has the talent to be a signalcaller at the next level.

But the consensus I got in Mobile was that he’s never going to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. With many teams installing a variation of the Wildcat formation, a player of White’s ability becomes more valuable. White showed tremendous athleticism in practice and displayed the ability to escape the pocket and make throws on the run. Of the three South quarterbacks, White was the most accurate and fluid during practice. White took what he showed in practice and thrived in the game, as he led the South on two scoring drives: one that started on the South’s own 32-yard line and ultimately ended with LSU FB Quinn Johnson scoring a touchdown from one-yard out, and the other coming on a beautifully thrown 39-yard touchdown strike down the left sideline to Ole Miss WR Mike Wallace. White completed 4-of-9 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown, and had three carries for 39 yards.

He was named the game’s MVP. White impressed a lot of scouts in Mobile, and although he probably won’t be a QB at the next level, don’t be surprised if he’s a late second-round pick this April.