The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (10/6/10) Edition

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Vegas week is in full swing. Heck, Dobies from the DA & Pitt Tribune-Review must have got his schedule crossed, as he's out there and not Motown. With all the focus on Devine's health, Geno is also getting focused on to pick up some production slack. Videos of Stew's presser and interviews with multiple players and coaches abound today. There's also an update on Da`Sean as well. 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. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Football: Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Quotes from Coach - Week 6 - WVillustrated.com

Football: Player Quotes 10-5-2010 - MSNsportsNET.Com

There was a problem at football practice -- someone is an idiot - 'Eers to the Ground
And don't think this didn't occur to me when I took pics at the scrimmage

Jerry West now has his own wine at the Greenbrier - Twitpic

Ringing for the Butler; a basketball follow-up - Charleston Gazette
An update on Da`Sean

Forde Yard Dash - ESPN
#10...and it's not a nice reminder, btw

College Football Power Rankings - Andy Staples - SI.com
#24

Big East stock report: Week 6 - ESPN

2010 Big East Fearless Picks - Week 6 - College Football News
We're on Page 2, linked from the bottom

News of Note:

Stew has tough choices on playing time - Charleston Gazette
5 day turnaround this week, but we have to take care of #1 first

Task At Hand - BGN

West Virginia’s Stewart anxiously awaiting UNLV - Inter-Mountain

West Virginia Notebook: Devine questionable for UNLV game - PPG

EerNotes Oct. 6: Running Back Updates, Leonard's Breakout - EerSports

For Smith, it's been learning as he goes - Charleston Daily Mail

Geno Smith: Getting Ready For The Rebels - WVMetroNews.com
Video

WVU's Smith in line for a big day vs. UNLV - Register-Herald

WVU defense working well - Times West Virginian

Mountaineers’ week off helped Miller recover from LSU game - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Shoulder bothering West Virginia safety Sands - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

UNLV has faced tough schedule early on - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU schedule could get tougher - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

UNLV's Clayton's grit impresses WVU's Stewart - Charleston Daily Mail

UNLV coach impressed by WVU's speed - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Super Bowl of Syllables - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take

Quoting The Coach: Bobby Hauck - WVMETRONEWS.COM

UNLV releases lengthiest weekly injury report to date - Las Vegas Sun

Jeff Mullen: Preparing For Devine - WVMetroNews.com
Video

Tyler Bitancurt: Getting Motivated - WVMetroNews.com
Video

VIDEO: WVU Player and Coach Interviews Heading into the UNLV Game - WVillustrated.com
T-1000, Trey Johnson, Bell, Coach Beatty, Bitancurt and Doug Rigg

VIDEO: WVU Player and Coach Interviews Heading into the UNLV Game II - WVillustrated.com
Hogan, Neild, Geno, Jock and J.T.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East lacks top 25 team - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Bulls eye Syracuse QB's mobility - Tampa Tribune

Syracuse University freshman tight end Beckett Wales works his way into the playing picture - Post Standard

Syracuse vs. South Florida: Vegas Loves Cuse (Or Hates USF) - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Maybe Vegas has been taken over by the guys at the Rutgers blog (who vote USF last each week)

Huskies will be minus Frey, Bennett for Rutgers game - The Day
It shouldn't matter

Rutgers defense facing big challenge in Connecticut running back Jordan Todman - Star Ledger

Woods still remembers the ones that got away - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt Notebook: Too many penalties for Wannstedt - PPG

Louisville's Froman is not looking to run - Courier-Journal
Uncle Abe is proud

Freshman Gorgui Dieng declared ineligible by NCAA, says Louisville coach Rick Pitino - Courier-Journal

Starting 13: The Les Miles 'Milacles' Continue Edition - NCAAFB FanHouse
Notes from everywhere including:
2. Colorado stormed the field after beating a 1-4 Georgia team.
12. Thesis: There were more good-looking women in Tuscaloosa on Saturday than exist in the entire northeast.

College football: Will Texas keep Will Muschamp? - Berry Tramel's Blog/The Oklahoman
Take it with a grain of salt considering the state it's coming from.

On The Mark: Week 4 - ESPN

NCAA establishes two corporations for college basketball officials - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Men's Soccer: WVU to Face Elon - MSNsportsNET.Com
7 p.m. at Rudd Field in Elon, N.C

Hall of Fame Ceremony Saturday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
1 p.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility - profiles of the inductees are here

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I'll take Queen and Bowie performed by a hobo with two Kermit puppets...FTW

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American actress of Puerto Rican heritage who's best known for her roles on My Name is Earl and most recently, The League. Here's Nadine Velasquez.


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