As far as the design of the uniforms they had very little of the school colors of Gold and Blue but instead featured a coal design. The coal pattern adorned the helmets and various parts throughout the uniform. The uniforms were a tribute to the 29 coal miners who were killed in Upper Big Branch Mine disaster earlier in the year and had a memorial decal on the back of the helmets.
It also marked for the first time since 1979 the Mountaineers didn't have a blue helmet with a gold "Flying WV"
The Mountaineers were victorious against the Pitt Panthers that day and wore them once more in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl against NC State.
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