Sitting on the sideline is difficult for any football player, but it's especially hard to sit out as your senior season is coming to an end. Center Mike Dent has had to do just that for West Virginia's last three games, and it has been a trying experience as he watched his last games as a collegian dwindle away.
December 6, 2008
West Virginia offensive lineman Mike Dent made his return to the field from off season shoulder surgery on Monday, and the senior center felt like he and his mates up front hit the ground running.
WVU senior center Mike Dent was one of 42 players named to the Rimington Trophy 2008 Spring Watch List as selected by the Rimington Trophy committee.
South Florida appeared to get a great jump on the snap in its 21-13 upset win over then-No. 5 West Virginia, which disrupted line play and allowed the Bulls to better pressure the pocket.
October 2, 2007
The irony isn't lost on Mike Dent. The switches and player insertions that dominated fall camp resembled the early portion of his career, when West Virginia mined a valuable offensive line resource from the defensive leftovers.
August 29, 2007
West Virginia's position changes on the offense line are akin to the children's game where one bashes the pop-up animal, only to have another soon appear in its place.
August 17, 2006
Jeannette High School head football coach Bob Murphy believes that WVU-bound Mike Dent has all the potential to be a standout college player.
February 4, 2004
West Virginia University was familiar ground for the Dent family, so when an offer came from WVU it was an easy decision for Jeannette's Mike Dent.
September 24, 2003