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Noel Devine | Running Back

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 173

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West Virginia running back Noel Devine has been slowed of late with a number of injuries, the biggest has been an injured toe. However, Devine plans put it all on the line for his last home game against Rutgers. ""First things first, I'm trying to get healthy," Devine said. "Then, after that, it's going down."
Even when not 100 percent, Devine is explosive enough to make big plays. But they have been few and far between recently. That could change against Rutgers defense that looked like they've mailed it in. Thu, Dec 2, 2010 01:30:00 PM
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West Virginia running back Noel Devine has been slowed by turf toe for several weeks, and it appears that will be the case again against Pittsburgh this weekend.

The Backyard Brawl has the making of a good ole fashioned defensive slugfest. Tread lightly fantasy owners.
Wed, Nov 24, 2010 10:30:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine ran for 122 yards on 24 carries against Syracuse on Saturday.

Devine was on his game but, unfortunately, it wasn't enough to hold off the Orange.
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Sun, Oct 24, 2010 10:30:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine has just 150 yards rushing in the last three games after suffering a toe injury against LSU. Coach Bill Stewart notes that Devine is ”not as quick as he was before he got hurt.”

Take away Devine's two long rushing touchdowns (28 yards and 48 yards) against UNLV and he's been held in check as of late.
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Fri, Oct 22, 2010 10:30:00 PM

"We're going to run him enough to win the football game," Coach Bill Stewart said of running back Noel Devine. "If he can't go or if, God forbid, something happens in the pregame or early in the game and he gets hurt, we'll go to a Plan B."

Considering that it is unlikely UNLV will be able to keep up the Mountaineers this week, I don't expect a heavy workload out of Devine this week.
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 07:30:00 PM

The status of West Virginia running back Noel Devine (toe) for Saturday's game against UNLV remains up in the air. "He is doing good, I won't say great," said coach Bill Stewart said. "I won't know [his full status] until Saturday in warm-ups. What he did [Monday], that I was really proud of, was that he was either in class or in treatment. I told him don't leave the [football] building except for class, and he didn't. I thought that was kind of neat."

It's tough to recommend starting Devine when we don't know if he'll be able to play or not.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 02:30:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine's status for Saturday's game against UNLV is still a big question mark as he's still dealing with a bruised toe. "He wants to get healthy as much as the next guy," coach Bill Stewart said. "He bounced around a little bit in practice. Hopefully by [Tuesday] or Wednesday, he'll get back on track."

If healthy, Devine is a great play against the Rebels defense.  But the injury makes him a risky start. If he can't go, receiver Jock Sanders and Tavon Austin should see some carries.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 07:15:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine isn't expected to miss any practice time after suffering a bruised toe last week. "He's got an orthotic (support) to fit him and that's supposed to help take some pressure off," coach Bill Stewart said. "It's a pretty bad bruise. He came back in and ran tough, man. He was hurting. He was really hurting at halftime."

The good news is the Mountaineers are on a bye this week and Devine has time to heal up for UNLV on Oct. 9.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 02:15:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine managed only 37 yards rushing on 14 attempts against LSU on Saturday.

Devine struggled to get anything going against LSU, but should still be considered a solid running back option in all formats.
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Tue, Sep 28, 2010 10:00:00 AM

Trying to gut it out while dealing with a foot injury, West Virginia running back Noel Devine could only post 54 yards from scrimmage in the loss at LSU.

Devine wasn't himself and was in and out of the game with a toe injury. As a result, the Mountaineers struggled to find any offensive rhythm.
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Sun, Sep 26, 2010 11:30:00 PM

Noel Devine ran for 112 yards and a touchdown and added 10 catches for 62 yards against Marshall on Friday night.

Devine was Mr. Everything for the Mountaineers as he carried them to an overtime victory against a battle-weary Marshall defense. Devine should be a solid RB1 option in most leagues as long as the Mountaineers continue to run the bulk of the offense through him. 
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Sat, Sep 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM

Running back Noel Devine rushed for 73 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown in West Virginia's spring game. "Looked to me like he was a man on a mission," West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart said.

It's good to see Devine find the end zone since the Mountaineers will need him to produce in the fall.
Sat, May 1, 2010 10:30:00 PM

Mountaineer offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen stated that he would like to see Noel Devine, Tavon Austin, and Jock Sanders to see a combined 400-450 touches this year.

The trio combined for 391 touches last year with Austin only putting up just 198 total yards on 21 touches.  The most likely case is that Devine will remain the main runner, Sanders mostly a receiver, and Austin worked in between the two.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 09:00:00 AM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine took a shot to the quad and had to be helped off the field on Saturday, but he should be fine.

The brief rest gave Tavon Austin time to show off his skills and coach Bill Stewart is glowing. "I told you about little No. 1 now,'' Stewart said, referring to Austin. "[Devine] better not rest too long with that quad.'' Austin seems primed to be Devine's main backup this season.
Source: WRTF.com
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 07:00:00 PM

West Virginia running back Noel Devine and wide receiver Jock Sanders will return for their senior years instead of entering the 2010 NFL Draft.  "It's all about unfinished business on the field and in the classroom," Devine said in a statement released by the school. "I want to be the first member of my family to finish with a college degree, and I want to bring back a championship to Morgantown."

Probably a good decision for both.  Another strong year and NFL scouts will focus less about each player's respective size and focus more on production.  
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 07:15:00 PM