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There's not a whole lot for me to say right here. I'm doing my best to put Saturday behind me. That said, there's many lingering questions about this football team. Mainly, can they learn from Saturday and put it behind them on a short week? 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 (follow this link, then hit "LIKE"). Thanks to those who already have and please spread the word. All of the usual is after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 9 - ESPN
On the outside looking in...again
P.S.R. 1-120: Week 9 Re-Ranking - Pre-Snap Read
All the way down to #32 here
NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 8 - ESPN
What a difference 1 week makes
Women's Soccer: Mountaineers Win Ninth Straight - MSNsportsNET.Com
2-1 over Providence. At least one Mountaineer team won it's 9th straight, given the opportunity.
Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Tourney Field Set - MSNsportsNET.Com
The 23rd-ranked West Virginia women’s soccer team has earned a first round bye in the 2010 BIG EAST Championship, holding the No. 2 seed position in the American Division. The Mountaineers will play host to Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
VIDEO: Major Harris Returns for Homecoming - WVillustrated.com
Damn shame what he had to witness on the field
Pursuing A Dream - WVMETRONEWS.COM
News of Note:
Stewart: Loss doesn't spoil season - Charleston Gazette
But it sure as hell leaves an awful taste in your mouth the rest of the way
WVU may put emphasis on run game - Times West Virginian
Monday Morning Quarterback - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"Second-half offensive woes becoming commonplace"
Lindamood displays versatility - Martinsburg Journal
Music Video Highlights: Syracuse Game - WVillustrated.com
Should be a short video...
Boatright De-Commits from WVU - WVillustrated.com
This is why I don't get excited until they actually SIGN
Around the League (and Beyond):
Coach Greg Schiano believes Rutgers still has chance to win Big East - Star Ledger
Alright, who gave Schiano the purple pills and mushrooms?
Pittsburgh Panthers coach Jamie Dixon assists in crash rescue on interstate - ESPN
As much as I don't like his school/team he coaches, I have to admit that he genuinely seems like a good guy
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl knew BBQ was violation, according to termination letter - ESPN
Can you say "Lack of Institutional Control"?
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Weather Report Fail
Today's Miss Throwdown is a California girl and was Playboy's POM for September 2009. Click on the picture for a SFW gallery and video of Kimberly Phillips.
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