December 29, 2007

Kinder, gentler bowl camp spurs on these Mountaineers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-The temperature increased into the mid-50s yesterday
afternoon, and the wind died down in the desert where WVU is practicing
for its Fiesta Bowl game against 7 -point favorite Oklahoma on
Wednesday night.

There was lightness in the air.

Friday was Day 12 in the race to take on the BCS-4th-ranked Sooners,
and, with each passing hour, the nightmare of Dec. 16, when former
coach Rich Rodriguez left for Michigan, seems to be fading, and this
team continues to gird up for perhaps its biggest challenge since than
those earlier years when West Virginia was meeting national power Miami.

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