News flash: still fast
The Mountaineers still count speed as a major asset. Noel Devine, the 5-foot-8-inch, 180-pound senior tailback, rushed for 1,465 yards last season — averaging 6.1 a carry — and scored 13 touchdowns. Senior Jock Sanders, who lines up in the backfield or the slot, also is fleet. Sanders caught 72 passes last season, when he rushed 35 times for 175 yards. His versatility prompted coach Bill Stewart to say in the spring that Sanders was the best player on the team.