Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by the King of Beers (their words, not mine), Budweiser. That makes eight.
Good Morning Neverland!!! It's Game Day and as usual, there's an extra spring in my step because of it (doesn't hurt that VPI lost their third game last night as well). Like the coaches with the team, I feel it's my duty to get you into Game Day Focus and I've gathered lots to hopefully accomplish that. Have a safe and Happy Halloween weekend. Enjoy the game, and, as always, your tips and requests are greatly appreciated. So without further adieu...
What You May Have Missed:
Top Ten For WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com
But you already knew that.
Big East picks, Week 9 - ESPN
Let's hope his streak stays alive as well.
Video: West Virginia-South Florida preview - ESPN
BE football blogger Brian Bennett has a video preview for us. I can't embed it (plus there's already enough videos below).
USF's Head Coach Jim Leavitt - WVIllustrated.com
News of Note:
WVU right at home in Florida - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column. Same title, different article than the one from Parkersburg yesterday.
News not all good for WVU's Huggins - Charleston Gazette
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. South Florida Bulls, October 30 2009 - ESPN
8 pm tonight on ESPN2. Current line has us by 3.
Men's Basketball: Open Scrimmage on Saturday - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Men's Soccer: WVU to Conclude Regular Season - MSNsportsNET.Com
Saturday, Oct. 31, at Seton Hall. Kickoff at Owen T. Carroll Field is set for 7 p.m.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Two of the best square off - Cincinnati Enquirer
"When the University of Cincinnati’s offense is not on the field Saturday, you can expect to find Mardy Gilyard watching Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams when he has the chance." In other news, Pike ruled out for this week.
Cheerleader of the Week: Cincinnati's Kayli - SI.com
I'm not one to usually hype a conference rival school....but she's cute (full gallery linked from the questionnaire).
Tailgate Recipe of the Week:
Whenever I get the chance to spend some time in Florida, I try to at least get some kind of alligator dish. So....
Okefenokee Fried Alligator
- 1 (1 lb) package alligator meat
- meat tenderizer
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- cooking oil
Courtesy of RecipeZaar
After thawing sprinkle with meat tenderizer.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Season to taste with garlic powder and black pepper.
Coat well with flour.
Heat cooking to 350 degrees.
Cook until golden brown.
Do not over cook.
It should be tender, moist and have the color consistency of golden fried chicken when properly cooked.
Serve with your favorite sauce.
Video(s) of Interest:
Since it's USF tonight in Tampa, here's Pat White's highlights from the USF game his freshman year:
And 15 more of his more impressive touchdown runs:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This week at BCS Headquarters:
Halloween Gallery of the Week:
With Halloween tomorrow, where better to celebrate than at Hef's place? A big thanks to Coed Magazine for making this section easy this week.
Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the most gorgeous women in the world today. Damn you, Justin Timberlake. Join me as we pay homage to Miss Jessica Biel. BONUS LINK: The only minute or so ever worth watching of Ellen.