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I don't know if it was the bye week leading into this game or if it's the supposed quality of the opponent, but this has just felt like the longest and most boring lead up to a game in a LONG time. I thought Vegas was supposed to be exciting. Maybe it's the prospect of Devine's limited involvement, but we have the possibility of Geno throwing it all over the place. Previews and interviews galore today, including a few from the UNLV camp. Complete coverage is inside, as usual. 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. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Stew Show: A Walking Tradition - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Stew wants to start a tradition of "The Walk"...Blurb including video from last night's Statewide Sportsline
Coaching Connections Roundup - BGN
This is a book you want to purchase - 'Eers to the Ground
Dunlap thinks WVU fans will like Antonik's new book
News of Note:
"Pups" Prove Themselves in Crucial Bye Week - WVillustrated.com
"Ivan McCartney and other young Mountaineers had a chance to show their progress this past week in practice."
WVU coach not ready to give up on Bitancurt - Register-Herald
Didn't we cover this last week?
Just Another Challenge For The Rebels - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and Audio from UNLV Coach Hauck
10 questions for ex-Mountaineers - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Former Mountaineers working for the UNLV Ath. Dept.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Louisville defense loves to celebrate the fourth (quarter) - Courier-Journal
Because they know the pain will end soon
For UConn, it's rivalry week...sort of - GreenwichTime
If you want to claim Rutgers as a rival, go right ahead
Syracuse University tight end Cody Catalina 'waits it out' to see if he will play again - Post Standard
What is it with 'Cuse TE's in the news this week?
Why Big East fans should root for Pitt - ESPN
Personally, I'm rooting for the proverbial "meteor strike"
No one will be nudging Texas coach Mack Brown into retirement - Dallas Morning News
In response to the article out of Oklahoma yesterday.
Pop goes the helmet: Trend raises injury fears, could lead to rule change - Florida Today
"The trend of helmets popping off during games, which has escalated the past two seasons, is raising injury concerns, causing equipment questions and could lead to a rule change." - It's because most don't keep the straps tight...if buckled at all
College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Delicious coincidence > he has Michigan as the biggest current ranking "fraud"
What's On Tap:
(7) Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight from Manhattan on ESPN and ESPN3. Huskers are giving 10.5.
Videos of Interest:
I found this next one on Facebook: The last time WVU beat UNLV:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
The Social Network re-imagined:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a favorite around here. She even made it to the Sweetest Sixteen Round in our Hump Day Bracket last year. A California native of Orange County...here's Jessica Burciaga.
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