3:06 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
War Strategy

War Strategy

I am sick of all the fuss people are making over Obama's press conference where he said "we have no strategy for that." He was talking about a strategy to bomb Syria, one that he could present to Congress. He was not talking about ISIS at large. I, for one, am happy we don't have Lindsey Graham or John McCain in charge. We would be at war with everyone. 
Child Soldiers

Child Soldiers

The tragic shooting at an Arizona gun range, where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor with an Uzi, raises many questions. One of those questions is this: why are we training our children to fire assault weapons? 

GameDay: West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

ATLANTA — Six weeks ago, West Virginia receiver Kevin White shook off a wave of fatigue and picked up his iPad. He was aboard a silver jet en route to Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, but there was something on his mind. He flicked his finger across the screen and pulled up the film he watched over and over this offseason. Indeed, White reckons he watched Alabama game film every day this summer, and there was always something new to learn. He would study the cornerbacks and safeties, jotting down notes about their hitches and tendencies, their footwork and brute force on routes across the...
Brewed On Grant: Police Gear

Brewed On Grant: Police Gear

Pittsburgh witnessed the militarization of local police back in 2009 when protesters were met with armored vehicles and tear gas during the G-20 conference. 
Star wars and talk with Adam Driver courtesy of GQ magazine

Star wars and talk with Adam Driver courtesy of GQ magazine

  Actor Adam Driver seems to be everywhere these days — he’s Daniel Radcliffe’s best friend in “What If” and has a busy fall looming — including the cover of GQ.  Here is a preview, courtesy of the magazine.    New York, N.Y. — “It’s hard to describe. You’re put in these very heightened circumstances, and you learn a lot about who people are at the core, I think. You end up having this very intimate relationship where you would, like, die for these people,” actor Adam Driver tells GQ’s Jessica Pressler of his time in the Marines.    A subject that inspires more...
Air Drop

Air Drop

I have no problem with the U.S. air-dropping supplies to the stranded Yazidis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. It was the right thing to do. Now let's show the same concern for our own hungry citizens stranded in poverty. That's also the right thing to do. 
Nixon Resignation

Nixon Resignation

It has been forty years since the Watergate scandal forced Richard M. Nixon to resign from office. Jimmy Carter, elected as a backlash to Nixon, only lasted one term. Since that time, only two Democratic Presidents have been elected, and both have been under siege by republicans in Congress. Clinton was impeached and Obama might be. This is a sad state of affairs. 
Times West Virginian Aug 11, 2014

Versatile Brown making waves on WVU defense

In the normal course of events, a nose guard in football is seldom mistaken for a defensive end. Each develops a special skill set based upon his physical attributes. The end being known more for speed and quickness than strength. Will Clarke, listed at 6-foot-7, 271 pounds and quick of foot, was a prototypical defensive end, Chris Neild, listed at 6-foot-2, 301 pounds, the prototypical nose guard over the last few years at West Virginia.
Times West Virginian Aug 11, 2014

WVU focusing on itself rather than Alabama

These are the days of summer when West Virginia’s football team is involved in itself, worrying not about the shadow that Alabama casts over their summer practices. That’s tomorrow and what the Mountaineers are doing is working on today right now. Oh, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson admits that each day there is some Alabama things being talked about or installed, but practice has not yet come down to preparing for the Crimson Tide because the depth chart is not set and all that is necessary for a game plan has not been installed.
Times West Virginian Aug 10, 2014

WVU focusing on itself rather than Alabama

These are the days of summer when West Virginia’s football team is involved in itself, worrying not about the shadow that Alabama casts over their summer practices.
Times West Virginian Aug 10, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: Versatile Brown making waves on WVU defense

In the normal course of events, a nose guard in football is seldom mistaken for a defensive end.
Times West Virginian Aug 10, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: Special players provide unique options for WVU

You probably haven’t given this very much thought, but there’s a reason why special teams in football are deemed special teams. To be good at it, it takes special skills to play on special teams.
Register-Herald Aug 10, 2014

Mountaineers focused on themselves, not Alabama

It would be easy for the West Virginia University football coaches to spend a little extra time on game planning with a full offseason to get ready for Nick Saban and crew in the Aug. 30 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
Times West Virginian Aug 9, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: Special players provide unique options for WVU

You probably haven’t given this very much thought, but there’s a reason why special teams in football are deemed special teams.
Times West Virginian Aug 9, 2014

Worley, CBs need to rely on technique

Over the past two years, as West Virginia gave up a rather amazing 895 points with 62 touchdown passes and 7,238 aerial yards, it became apparent that something had to be done to fortify the pass defense.