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SO...(pause for effect)...Stew wants to do a complete evaluation of the program. Any good IE will tell you that if you want your program (be it business, sports team, what have you) to improve, this is an absolute ONGOING must. The fact that this is just now happening is very disturbing to me. I'm gonna leave it at that...for now. At least he finally pointed the finger at himself (after how many weeks?). 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"). All of the day's coverage is after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Chuck Landon: By dissing MU, WVU AD pressing his Luck - Herald Dispatch
Exactly what you'd expect from the Mullet
Football: Cincinnati Game Picked For TV - MSNsportsNET.Com
My only response to that is..."Why?"
BIG EAST Conference Weekly Award Winners - WVillustrated.com
WVU brings out the best in 'em...every week
On The Mark: Week 8 - ESPN
...and WVU does make an appearance in the Offensive Offenses section this week
Barklage Named WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report
News of Note:
Stewart evaluating whole team - Times West Virginian
Why not before? As in, why hasn't this been an ongoing thing?
Following legends a no-win job for coaches - ESPN
I would hardly call RR a "legend"
Around the League (and Beyond):
Where is Big East headed? - Charleston Gazette
Louisville could be without Bilal Powell, Adam Froman at Syracuse - Courier-Journal
Uncle Abe is monitoring the situation from his throne in Chicago
Is a Victory Over Notre Dame Really Worth Celebrating These Days? - NCAAFB FanHouse
One could probably say the same about beating WVU this year.
U-M's Rich Rodriguez laughs off rumored changes to defensive staff - Detroit News
Sound kinda familiar (as it relates to WVU's current situation with the O staff)?
Video: Amazing 86-yard punt that got some help from the wind - Argus Leader
I would have embedded this today if it would have let me
FanHouse Top 30: No. 21 Virginia Tech - NCAABB FanHouse
Never thought I'd see the day when VT's BB is rated above WVU's under Huggs. I don't expect this to last long.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I must have the sense of humor of an eight year old because I couldn't stop watching or laughing at this:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Brazilian stunner who's done work for Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret and Guess (shown below). Click on the pic to enjoy a gallery of Fabiana Tambosi.
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