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.
West Virginia running back Noel Devine ran for 122 yards on 24 carries against Syracuse on Saturday.
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.”
"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."
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."
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."
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."
West Virginia running back Noel Devine managed only 37 yards rushing on 14 attempts against LSU on Saturday.
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.
Noel Devine ran for 112 yards and a touchdown and added 10 catches for 62 yards against Marshall on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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."