November 11, 2007
'Happy warriors' return home with happy memories
MORGANTOWN--Coach Dale Wolfley calls them the happy warriors.
Phoenix Community College defenders Tevita Finau (fee-now) and Aki Vakalahi (Va-ka-la-hi) Thursday brought their recruiting show to West Virginia, which beat Louisville 38-31 that night.
The pair arrived in a 45-degree Morgantown wearing T-shirts and shorts, but soon changed into warmer gear as the story of WVU's narrow victory played out on national TV.
Though Rich Rodriguez goofed with them early in pre-game warmups and defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel and graduate assistant/D-line Dan Hott joshed in the Milan Puskar Stadium end zone, one of the athletes was stoic the next day with a reporter.
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