The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (8/20/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Salta, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Two-a-day practices have concluded. My season tickets arrived yesterday and I'm heading to Motown tomorrow for the MAC program and scrimmage (anybody else going?). And don't forget about Fan Day on Sunday. Kickoff is getting closer by the second and I can almost taste the first beer of the first tailgate. Oh yeah, "move in" starts today in Motown (thousands of freshman and parents lost), so, if you have to drive today in the University City...sucks to be you. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Have a great weekend, sorry for the delay and on with the show...

T-minus 15 and counting

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: Grinding Out Day 12 - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Stew's Views: Fall Camp Day 12 - BGN

Football: Coach Stewart and Selected Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

A no nonsense leader - Register-Herald

WVU AD Luck still strongly backs Stewart - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Luck-y day - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

New ADs discuss continuing West Virginia-Marshall series - Charleston Gazette
Hold your ground Ollie!!!

New Athletic Director Oliver Luck starts job with busy summer - Daily Athenaeum

A guide to student ticketing for home football games - Daily Athenaeum

Star Attraction - BGN (Insider)
Ahhhh, Meg Bulger....(even if you aren't an insider) that gorgeous face. She sat down for a video interview.

Versatility Adds to Winning Formula - MSNsportsNET.Com
"From the first time West Virginia women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown had Erica Henderson on the field, she began thinking how she could best use her skill set. Three years later, Izzo-Brown still hasn’t quite found a permanent home for her unselfish redshirt junior."

Williams not giving up NFL dream - Register-Herald

News of Note:

Former Michigan Cornerback Justin Turner Transfers to WVU - WVillustrated.com
My guess is that he realized that Gibby doesn't have a clue (includes audio interview with his HS coach)

Five Star Defensive Back Transferring To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Two Today - WVMETRONEWS.COM
yesterday actually

Crunch time nearing for WVU coaches - Charleston Daily Mail

Backup QB race too close to call - Charleston Gazette

True freshman Brunetti settles into backup role - Daily Athenaeum

Young QBs get some extra work - Times West Virginian

West Virginia freshmen Brunetti thankful for Geno Smith - Inter-Mountain

WVU notebook: Smith gets day off to teach, observe - Charleston Gazette

Smith given reins to high-powered offense - Daily Athenaeum

Q&A with West Virginia QB Geno Smith - ESPN

Geno Smith: Dealing With The Attention - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Tavon Austin: Geno's The Man - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Road to success for pass rusher had many detours - PPG

Breaking Through Obstacles: Bruce Irvin uses past as motivation at West Virginia - WVillustrated.com

Smith ready to emerge from Sands' large shadow - Charleston Gazette

Eain Smith: Making Plays - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

No lack of depth in WVU’s backfield - Register-Herald

Rookie Stedman Bailey's big hands have firm grip on WR situation - Charleston Daily Mail

VIDEO: Player interviews including Geno Smith, Tyler Anderson, Stedman Bailey, and Najae Goode - WVillustrated.com

Adjustment Process - MSNsportsNET.Com
Ishmael Banks

Cornerback Ishmael Banks - YouTube

Calicchio not typical walk-on - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

10 things that will happen in 2010 - Daily Athenaeum

Photos: WVU Fall Football Camp VIII - BGN

Filling In The Blanks - Morgan Messenger

Stacking up the Big East: Quarterbacks - National Football Post

Stacking up the Big East: Wide receivers - National Football Post

VOTEFOR7 Shirt - EERGEAR.COM

Recruiting:

Updated Class of 2011 Basketball Top 100 - MaxPreps News
#44 & #64

Around the League (and Beyond):

Summer Session: Big East's Biggest Makeover on Sidelines - NCAABB FanHouse

Hammer time: Tackle Joswiak commits to Bulls - tampabay.com
Thor, son of former WVU great Brian, chooses the enemy....for now

Bulls notes: Receivers remain question No. 1 - Tampa Tribune

Zach Collaros' daily diary - Cincinnati Enquirer

Ri'Shard Anderson Done For Year, Syracuse's Secondary Gets Thinner - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Smith, Evans change positions - Card Chronicle

Things lining up for Huskies - The Middletown Press

Rutgers football training camp hits the wall - On the Banks

Cornerback responds to challenge - PPG
Ricky Gary....hmmm, I wonder if that's anything like Ricky Bobby. That's right. That just happened.

Conspiracy theories arise as ESPN adds BCS - Cincinnati Enquirer

What's On Tap:

Mountaineer Football Fan Day - MSNsportsNET.Com
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Caperton Indoor Facility

Women's Soccer: Season Begins With No. 11 PSU - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tonight at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Penn State - YouTube
promo

Volleyball: WVU to Host Gold/Blue Match - MSNsportsNET.Com
Scrimmage at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 20, at the WVU Coliseum with a free children’s clinic for kid’s eighth grade and below immediately after.

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Jimmy T. had both of these on Wednesday afternoon:

Hang 10 Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a South American stunner from Argentina. Here's Silvina Luna.


This next one has been blurred just a tad to make it SFW for the nipple police out there (you know who you are).

Salta image via images.travelpod.com

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