The O-line: Are Football's Big Uglies Ready?

The "Big Uglies." They battle in the trenches to protect the quarterback or create holes for a running back. They're the heart of the offense and a critical component in moving the chains. Without an experienced offensive line, a great quarterback can look ordinary and a fast running back can get stuffed. Some BCS teams look set at O-line and some don't. Here's a sampling of what to expect.
May 22, 2012

Injury Updates

As summer strength and conditioning work continues for the majority of the players that make up West Virginia's football roster, head trainer Dave Kerns is working closely with others to rehabilitate various injuries in the hopes of having them all healthy by the start of preseason practices in August.
June 13, 2011

Jenkins Out Minimum of 6-8 Weeks

When Josh Jenkins fell to the ground after being rolled up from behind in the second half of the Gold - Blue game, the distress from teammates and fans alike was palpable.
May 1, 2011

Ready For Action

Junior offensive lineman Josh Jenkins is no stranger to battling through injuries. As a true freshman, he dislocated his left knee cap, and this year it's an injury to his right knee that caused the veteran lineman miss two games.
October 13, 2010

Room To Grow

West Virginia's offensive line was a question mark going into the season, and its improvement over the year was viewed as one of several critical factors in the Mountaineers' success or failure in 2009.
November 6, 2009

Young Experience

It's not often that sophomores are looked at as veterans or leaders at any position on the football field. However, West Virginia Josh Jenkins is in just that role as the Mountaineer football team rebuilds its offensive line for the 2009 season.
July 20, 2009

Line of Improvement

One of West Virginia's main goals during spring drill was the rebuilding of the offensive line. After losing four starters, the offensive line had the spring to find replacements and work on unified play. After 15 days of practice, sophomore Josh Jenkins thinks they achieved those goals.
April 22, 2009

Jenkins' WVU Choice Came Late

Josh Jenkins was one of the top offensive lineman recruits in the country this past spring and the top recruit coming out of West Virginia. After a long riding decision between teams such as Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and West Virginia, Jenkins decided to stay home and attend WVU.
August 12, 2008