The Shotgun/Throwdown: USF Gameday (10/14/10) Edition

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It's game day and the weather doesn't look to be too nice tonight. Bring your rain gear, Gold if you can, for the Gold Rush. There's plenty to get you prepared for the game tonight inside. 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 main page on Facebook. Enjoy the game and see you after the jump...

Let's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

USF Preview - MSNsportsNET.Com

Thursday Night Throwdown: USF at WVU - College Football News

Here's Why It's the University of South Florida - The Smoking Musket
Voodoo 5 kept his promise and stopped by to explain the name

Big East awards race update, Week 7 - ESPN

Men's Basketball: Priority Deadline Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com
Don't forget to re-new your season tickets.

WVU Women's Basketball Team Speaks With the Media - WVillustrated.com
Video interviews with Coach Carey, Liz Repella and Korinne Campbell

Mountaineers Blank Pitt - MSNsportsNET.Com
Men's Soccer, 2-0

Rifle: Hammond Wins Second Straight Gold - MSNsportsNET.Com

News of Note:

WVU tries to even Big East series vs South Florida - Miami Herald

Some gameday questions for you (and a chat reminder, too) - 'Eers to the Ground

Honeymoon was short for West Virginia's Stewart - PPG

WVU focused solely on South Florida - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU opens Big East play tonight - Times West Virginian

Mountaineers Ready to Meet Bulls - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

College Football: Noel Devine's journey from tragedy to promise to rewards - ESPN
Thanks to WVUDDS08...if you're an Insider (please don't post the content for copyright reasons)

WVU’s Stedman Bailey shows his caring side - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

The USF Game Means a Little More for WVU WR Stedman Bailey - WVillustrated.com

On defense, Leonard has become valuable asset - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU's struggles vs. USF defy logic - Charleston Gazette

USF defense has had its way with WVU - Inter-Mountain

Why Has USF Had WVU’s Number? - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU corner wants revenge against South Florida - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mitch's matchups - Charleston Gazette

Ready For Action - BGN
Junior offensive lineman Josh Jenkins should be back in action tonight

USF a Tough Matchup - MSNsportsNET.Com

Willie Milhouse: Being B.J. Daniels - WVillustrated.com
Somebody has to play the part for the scout team

Stop That Bull - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video Link

Video: Big East predictions - ESPN

Musings of a Mountain Man: Week 7 - WVillustrated.com

Fearless Picks: WVU vs USF - BGN

Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey - Mountaineer TV

Cornerback Brodrick Jenkins - Mountaineer TV

Tight End Tyler Urban - Mountaineer TV

Around the League (and Beyond):

USF passing game not up to snuff - Tampa Tribune

Holtz, USF challenged by difficult schedule - Charleston Gazette

USF looks to end Thursday jinx - Bradenton Herald

Bulls look for continued good fortune against Mountaineers - The Oracle

Despite his youth, freshman DeDe Lattimore plays a key role for the USF Bulls - St. Petersburg Times

USF Bulls prepare for West Virginia - St. Petersburg Times
Video Preview

Syracuse Fans Need To Do Less Other Stuff And More Buying SU Football Tickets - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse vs Pitt - Defense, Defense, Defense - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Pitt still missing finishing touch - PPG

Huskies Still Can Win Big East Football Title; How Bad Do They Want it? - Hartford Courant

For Rutgers linebacker Manny Abreu, breakout game was all in his head - Star Ledger

Former St. Xavier star Darius Ashley adjusts to defense with Louisville - Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville tackle Scruggs needs to turn ‘orderly' to ornery - Courier-Journal

Michigan State’s Ode To ‘Big Sister’ - With Leather
A double dose of schadenfreude

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

What's On Tap:

South Florida Bulls vs. (25) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:30 pm EDT tonight from Mountaineer Field on ESPN. WVU is giving 10.5.

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:

Tailgate Recipe of the Week:

Grilled Salmon

Prep Time: 15 Min; Cook Time: 16 Min; Ready In: 2 Hrs 31 Min

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions
1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.

2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Courtesy of Allrecipes.com

Video of (Dis)Interest:

John McClane stops by to spend time with everybody's favorite interviewer.

Sexy One Piece Gallery of the Week:

You ladies out there, try to control yourselves.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the future Mrs. Derek Jeter and she was just named Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive. Here's one of the stars of NBC's Friday Night Lights, Minka Kelly (the pic links to the gallery).

Budweiser image via www.didntyouhear.com

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