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WVU Football 1980: Don Nehlen Brings Back The Culture Of Winning

Article By on 24th July, 2009

... as with the previous West Virginia football history piece, this article is written from memory.  Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.)

Soon after Pittsburgh’s QB Dan Marino sliced and diced West Virginia, the school named Don Nehlen as head football coach.  Coach Nehlen came from Bo Schembechler’s staff.  Rumor has it that the new Mountaineer leader was waiting in the wings at Ann Arbor for better facilities in Morgantown.  That’s irrelevant. 

True or false, he got them: a) a new stadium, b) new uniforms, complete with Michigan colors (close enough), and c) the “Flying WV&...

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