as luck would have it
West Virginia hired an old friend as its new athletics director. Oliver Luck, once a star quarterback for the Mountaineers — and a Rhodes Scholar finalist — took over in June. Luck, who played for the Houston Oilers in the 1980s, held several positions in the business of sports, most recently general manager of the Houston Dynamo soccer club. His son, Andrew, is the starting quarterback at Stanford.
West Virginia’s Noel Devine averaged more than six yards per carry last season and scored 13 touchdowns for the Mountaineers.