Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Schaefer. We're up to 14.
Despite how the FB team looked Saturday, I think WVU fans had a pretty good weekend. The BB team opened their exhibition season and looked good (talented, deep and balanced). Other schools around the country wish they had our weekend, namely ND, UM, PSU, Oregon, and Oklahoma. Hell, Cincinnati rolled up 711 yards of O and barely hung on (I'm not arguing patterns/regularity vs. anomaly). Anyway...I'm not here to convince anybody anything. Sometimes, I'll share my opinion and disagree. But try to convince somebody of something?....Over the internet?...I'll try to leave that to others from now on. Enough of my soapbox. Send in your tips and requests. Lot's of news and fun after the jump UPDATED at 10:30am...
What You May Have Missed:
West Virginia beats Louisville, 17-9 - PPG
Injury updates at the bottom
Twitter / Coach Bill Stewart
"NEVER Doubt Beliefs...NEVER Believe Doubts...STAY THE COURSE and PRESS ONWARD...VICTORY is Possible for Person who Refuses To Stop Fighting!"
Big East power rankings, Week 11 - ESPN
"Wins matter a whole lot more than style points, of course, but this recent stretch raises serious doubts about whether West Virginia is in the same class as Cincinnati and Pitt. We're about to find out."
The press box is no place for Steve Kragthorpe's wife - 'Eers to the Ground / PPG
From Dunlap's blog. WOW (and not in a good way)
News of Note (FB):
‘This is a juggernaut’ - Times West Virginian
711 yards on Friday....I'd call that a juggernaut.
Thomas follows dad’s footsteps - Register-Herald
News of Note (BB):
Basketball Is Here - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and photo gallery
Kilicli shows skills in exhibition - Times West Virginian
According to the PA announcer, it's pronounced "Kuh-looch-la"
Around the League (and Beyond):
Cincinnati No. 5 in polls, Pitt in Top 10 - ESPN
"That means four Big East teams are ranked this week, a season high. Only one other league, the SEC, has as many as two Top 10 teams. The Big East actually has as many ranked teams this week than the mighty SEC."
Louisville football's best not quite good enough - Courier-Journal
Author thinks UL played their best game of the season.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I generally have a large dislike for anything Reebok, but God Bless 'em for these commercials.
Hot Fight Girls Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is the best thing to come out of Liverpool since the Beatles. Please say hello to Amanda Harrington.