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Three Guys Before The Game is exactly what it sounds like. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Nathan Adrian talk about the next BIG game and much more.

Three Guys Before The Game is exactly what it sounds like. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Nathan Adrian talk about the next BIG game and much more.
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Three Guys Before The Game is exactly what it sounds like. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Nathan Adrian talk about the next BIG game and much more.




Iowa State Preview (Episode 146)

Looking for an energetic and highly caffeinated preview of West Virginia and Iowa State? Look no further. In an early morning recording, fueled by various coffee products, the "Guys" spill their beans on the Mountaineers and Cyclones. Will Saturday bring Neal Brown's team a much needed fourth win or will the Cyclones streak of October perfection dating back to 2017 continue? Topics include WVU's lack of consistent playmaker, Iowa State's unique defense, quarterback Brock Purdy, and whether...


Texas Review (Episode 145)

It's time to close the gate on the Longhorns. What were the biggest takeaways from Saturday's 42-31 loss to Texas? Turnovers and missed opportunities will long be remembered, but several positives were revealed that could lead to victories over the next several weeks. Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi share their thoughts and concerns as they close the chapter on Texas. They also answer listener questions that run the gamut of quarterback changes, Tevin Bush's absence, and...


Texas Preview (Episode 144)

A year ago West Virginia University and the University of Texas played one of the most entertaining and dramatic games of the season. How will this Saturday's encounter in Morgantown play out? Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi breakdown the challenges facing both teams. Will Texas be focused or looking ahead to next week's date with Oklahoma? Can WVU's offense continue to rush the ball against a stingy Texas defense? Will the big play finally emerge in the West Virginia attack?...


Bye Bye Bye Week (Episode 143)

The Mountaineer football team is preparing to embark on one of its most challenging months in recent memory. WVU will play four games in October against teams that currently sport a combined 14-2 record. The first challenge takes place Saturday against 3-1 Texas. Many of the key performers in last season's dramatic 42-41 WVU win have departed. However, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger returns. Ehlinger, a Heisman Trophy candidate, has thrown 15 touchdowns with just one interception. He's...


Jordan McCabe's Second Visit

It may only be September but college basketball practice officially begins this weekend for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Sophomore guard Jordan McCabe joins Brad Howe and Tony Caridi for a preseason overview. McCabe, who becomes the first returning guest in Three Guys history, reviews the team’s summer tour to Spain and looks ahead to the coming season. He also reveals why Oscar Tshiebwe is the human Energizer Bunny. Spoiler alert! McCabe also makes the formal announcement that he’ll...


Kansas Review (Episode 141)

Summer is officially over and so is the Mountaineer football team's September schedule. WVU heads into its first bye week with a 3-1 record and 1-0 mark in Big 12 play. Saturday's win in Lawrence again displayed the Mountaineers ability to win the turnover battle and special teams category. Before looking ahead to four consecutive games against team's expected to finish in the top half of the Big 12, the Mountaineers get a week for self-scout and an opportunity to improve in several...


Kansas Preview

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Kansas Jayhawks open Big 12 Conference play on Saturday and no one really knows what to expect. Both teams won their opening game, lost while playing poorly in their second game, and posted surprisingly easy wins over teams from the ACC last Saturday. So what should fans from both teams expect this week? The fellas discuss offense, defense, special teams, and the Les Miles factor. The guys also reveal the intriguing story of WVU defensive coordinator Vic...


North Carolina State Review

Saturday's victory over North Carolina State opened an entirely new view of Neal Brown's first Mountaineer football team. The listless group that was overmatched at Missouri blossomed into an aggressive and fun to watch team against the Wolfpack. The game produced a long list of firsts and whetted the appetite for fans looking for the next generation of WVU standouts. Hoppy Kercheval, Brad Howe and Tony Caridi dissect the win and its significance with Big 12 play starting Saturday. The...


North Carolina State Preview

It's been 40 years since North Carolina State played a football game in Morgantown. On Saturday they'll meet a West Virginia team that has spent much of the last week in an introspective mode. Last week's loss at Missouri was convincing, and has led to personnel changes and demands for improved toughness and focus. Saturday's date with the Wolfpack will generate a report card on the state of WVU football before Big 12 play begins next weekend. Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi...


Missouri Review

Two games into the 2019 season and it's obvious the Mountaineer football team has more questions than answers. Saturday's 38-7 setback at Missouri evoked memories of West Virginia's 37-0 shutout loss to Maryland in 2013. It was a game in which nothing seemed to go right. The "Guys" share their thoughts and take listener questions. They also wonder aloud how long it will take for WVU to find efficiency and productivity. Will it happen this Saturday, will it happen this season? Those topics...


Missouri Preview

How much can the Mountaineer football team improve in the span of seven days? It's the question that will ultimately dictate the outcome of Saturday's trip to Missouri. Neal Brown's squad rallied to beat James Madison last week, while Missouri suffered a stunning upset loss at Wyoming. How will the Tigers respond after a week of criticism from a fan base that had been hoping for an 8-0 start? For the second straight week, the Tigers are a double-digit favorite. Rushing the football has...


James Madison Recap

What did we learn about the 2019 West Virginia football team in Saturday's opener? As predicted by the predictors, the game was close. WVU was favored by seven points and won by exactly that margin. Although much of what we saw Saturday was expected in the growing pains department, there were some surprises; both good and bad. The fellas (Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi) jump in with a complete breakdown of offense, defense, and special teams. They'll return on Thursday with a...


Game On

The dress rehearsals are complete. At long last it's time for the Neal Brown era to formally begin. What are the biggest challenges and keys for the Mountaineers in Saturday's opener against FCS title contender James Madison? The "Guys" pull the hood open for a close look and answer listener questions. Somehow they were also able to incorporate Rumpelstiltskin and the Powell Mountain goat in their discussion. They'll return on Monday for a recap of Saturday's sold-out opener.


Dukes & Depth Chart

A dangerous challenge awaits the Mountaineer football team as the Neal Brown era begins on Saturday. The visiting James Madison Dukes aren't coming to Morgantown for a typical FCS payday. JMU is ranked second in the nation and considered by some as the favorite to win a national championship. Fresh faces will abound on the sidelines as Brown opposes former WVU quarterback Curt Cignetti. Each has head coaching experience, but Saturday will truly be historic for both men. How good are the...


Over /Under

No matter the game sport is dictated by numbers. With the 2019 Mountaineer football season about to begin the number speculation has reached its peak. How many games will WVU win? How many points will the Mountaineers score per game? Name the category and the number speculation will follow. On this episode, Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi discuss the over/under scenarios on several categories that will be extremely important for the Mountaineers this season. The fellas also...


It's Austin Time

The decision has been made. Austin Kendall, the quarterback who once started a game against West Virginia, will be West Virginia’s starting quarterback in the season opener against James Madison. Coach Neal Brown’s announcement was the highlight of a comprehensive overview of his team during Tuesday’s press conference, which signals the end of preseason camp. Brad Howe, Hoppy Kercheval and Tony Caridi break down the much anticipated quarterback decision and dive into other personnel news...


Changing Of The Guard

A major personnel move for the WVU offensive line has Josh Sills taking over at center. That change will create a domino effect that will have big implications for Neal Brown's first offense. Just how loaded is the Mountaineers opening opponent James Madison? The guys talk with WVU grad and James Madison beat reporter Greg Madia for an inside look at the defending FCS national champions. It's the eve of WVU's final major scrimmage of the preseason. What happens next when classes begin and...


Aussie Rules

Week two of Mountaineer football camp is underway and Neal Brown is hoping for significant improvement. The team's Saturday scrimmage was less than impressive, but the Mountaineer head coach says there's still time for significant improvement. The guys breakdown the opening days of practice and look ahead to a very important week of workouts that will culminate with a second and final preseason scrimmage. Coach Greg Hunter makes a special cameo appearance to breakdown camp and the addition...


The Line Says What?

The Vegas boys have established the line for West Virginia's season opener against James Madison. The fellas are surprised to say the least. Neal Brown is dealing with his first significant discipline situation following the arrest Jovani Haskins. Offensive lineman Mike Brown wore something no other Mountaineer has ever worn to Thursday's media session. What was he wearing? Those stories and more with Hoppy Kercheval, Brad Howe and Tony Caridi on episode 128 of Three Guys Before The Game.


Disappointment 101

Mountaineer coach Neal Brown was not happy with his team's fourth practice of the preseason. Brown's disappointment was not directed at one player or unit, but rather it was a collective disappointment involving everyone including players and coaches. How the Mountaineers respond in Tuesday's first practice with equipment will determine if Monday's workout was an aberration or a signal of things to come. Brown breaks down the team's quarterback battle, running back depth, and looks ahead...