Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Brooklyn Brewery's Oktoberfest, because that's what it is, still.
Yesterday was interview day for the players and coaches and there's lots of that inside, as well as a good bit from down South. Also, we should be getting a Fanshot soon, from the guys over at the USF blog Voodoo Five, to explain the geography of their name. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket on Facebook. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
BIG EAST Conference Football Weekly Award Winners - WVillustrated.com
Brad Starks made the Honor Roll
Football: Syracuse Game Picked For TV - MSNsportsNET.Com
Nooner on the Deuce
Noreen Growing at WVU - WVillustrated.com
Hopefully they can correct the formatting, also includes video
News of Note:
Winning turnover battle key for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
It's been the single biggest key in this series
WVU hoping to solve South Florida - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If West Virginia is Superman, South Florida is the Mountaineers' kryptonite.
Chris Beatty: A Short Time To Preapre - WVMetroNews.com
The running backs coach talks about how the team is preparing during the short week and if USF's success in the past has had anything to do with the time they've had to prepare - Video
The Player's Take: USF - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Also Coach Beatty
Bruce Irvin: The Mobility Game - WVMetroNews.com
Irvin talks about playing against BJ Daniels and how he thinks the team will do against South Florida - Video
Tyler Urban: A Different USF Team - WVMetroNews.com
Urban talks about the differences from last year's South Florida team to this year's team - Video
WVU Player and Coach Interviews Leading Up to USF - WVillustrated.com
Jock, Josh Jenkins, Brodrick Jenkins, Dorsey, Jorge Wright, Coach Lockwood and Coach Beatty
WVU Football Videos - WVIllustrated.com
Several options at the bottom that aren't in the previous link, including Urban and Coach G
Video: One Good Thing - ESPN
Brian Bennett breaks down the Big East's sophomores
Another Florida Boy Coming To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WR Kenneth Myers of Jacksonville
Around the League (and Beyond):
What I learned from the Big East (Oct. 9) - CBSSports.com
Thanks to WVUDDS08 for this one
Holtz has long journey to USF - Times West Virginian
USF’s Holtz familiar with WVU - Register-Herald
Same headline but different article
Speaking Of An Orange-Out, How Orange Will Syracuse's Uniform Be? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As orange as orange can be?
What's On Tap:
If you're in town for the game Thursday, stick around for Friday evening's banner raising festivities. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with an autograph session featuring selected men’s and women’s players at the Green and Gold gates. The on-court portion of the program will begin at 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Thanks to Dougity Dog for this find.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Brooke Erickson.
Brooklyn Oktoberfest image via beertalking.files.wordpress.com