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Change In Approach

As running back Noel Devine prepares for his junior season with the Mountaineers, he is facing some newfound issues. For one, the Mountaineers are not ranked preseason. Going into last year, the Mountaineers were ranked No. 8 nationally. However, not being ranked doesn't seem to faze the speedy, shifty runner.

"It's good starting as the underdog and hopefully finishing on top," said Devine. "There's no pressure on us. I like it. Once you're at the top, everyone is aiming to beat you. I like where we are at. I think the team likes where we are at. We just have to work hard." With those thoughts, Devine echoes those of many Mountaineer fans, who believe that West Virginia plays better as an underdog...

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