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HCBS's weekly presser was yesterday, which also signals the beginning of player interviews as well. There are plenty to choose from today, as well as a good bit of basketball player interviews. Huggs also gets some screen time today, too. 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"). See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Bill Stewart press conference at 1 p.m. - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
I haven't had the chance to read the whole thing, but this appears as solid satire
College Football Hot Seat Rankings: WVU's Bill Stewart Makes Another Cameo - Bleacher Report
It's the Bleacher Report, so some salt grains are necessary, as usual
Lost Season - BGN
Audio interview with the "Istan-Bull"
WVU Basketball Videos - WVillustrated.com
Pepps, Kilicli, West, Jones, Truck and Huggs....and check out the fancy new interface. Daddy likes the upgrade.
Butler was worth gamble - Times West Virginian
Everything's Jake - Charleston Gazette
Kelchner, that is
Rich Rodriguez guest on 93.7 The Fan's "Vinnie & Cook Show" (Audio Link) - 'Eers to the Ground
He did answer some questions about WVU. Don't shoot the messenger because I know there are some among you who are interested.
One more shot - Times West Virginian
Cool story about WVU Rifle coach John Hammond, his background and his experience at the Commonwealth Games
News of Note:
A pitiful showing - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column - You know it had to be bad for Mickey to call it that
WVU expects to see Huskies blitz - Charleston Daily Mail
Just about anyone with a football mind would after last Saturday
The Ballad of Geno Smith - 'Eers to the Ground
As a Beatle fan, you found one of the ways to my heart, Colin
Video: Most improved Big East players - ESPN
The Tandy gets some love
WVU Football Videos - WVillustrated.com
Leonard, Hogan, Woods, JT, Julian, Sands, Glover, Neild, Geno, Garvin, Starks and Barclay
Brandon Hogan: Big Motivation (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Hogan talks about using the Syracuse loss as motivation and his punt returning ability.
Julian Miller: Adjusting To The Huskies (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Miller talks about defending UConn running back Jordan Todman and the adjustments the defense has to make after the Syracuse game.
Bradley Starks: Kick Start The Running Game (video) - WVMetroNews.com
Starks talks about what the team has to do to get the running game going and rebounding from the tough loss against the Orange.
@Stedman Bailey : Man this movie Is live! I' ... - Twitter
Stedman and a certain former coach would get along great
Musings of a Mountain Man - Week 9- WVillustrated.com
"To paraphrase a famous insight from noted sports philosopher Yogi Berra about deja vu, this year's WVU team looks like 1996 all over again."
Around the League (and Beyond):
UConn's Edsall: 'I didn't get stupid overnight' - Stamford Advocate
"I've been this stupid for as long as I can remember." Just kidding. I couldn't resist.
Oklahoma State’s New $4 Million Locker Room is Ballin’ - BroBible.com
Good Lord, everyone needs to check this out. The best that Pickens can buy. Includes photos and a video.
What's On Tap:
Men's Soccer: WVU Hosts Marquette - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team will face Marquette on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in the final home match of the regular season. The match has also been designated a "Dollar Night" and will begin at 7 p.m.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The Host of Between Two Ferns has the tables turned on him.
Today's Miss Throwdown is British actress who has been seen on One Tree Hill. Here's a lovely gallery (click on the pic) of Sasha Jackson.
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