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Not Standing Pat

Pat Lazear

On paper, West Virginia's Thursday night tilt with Maryland looks like a homecoming for freshman linebacker Pat Lazear. However, if you were to ask Lazear, he would tell you that his homecoming happened weeks ago.

"I've always considered West Virginia my hometown team," Lazear said earlier this week. "I wouldn't consider Maryland my hometown team." If you think about it, Lazear's view certainly makes sense. Both of his parents grew up in the state's northern panhandle, and attended Brooke High School. While he was born and raised in the Bethesda, Md. area, the 6'1" 235-pound ‘backer is a Mountaineer... Recommended Stories