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I love these SEC team game-weeks. I only wish I was attending the game. WVU and LSU tailgating together...all day no less? People in Houston may get a contact buzz, depending on the winds. Lots of coverage today, including more from the enemy. Everybody on the WVU beat is obsessed with Hogan. The Shotgun/Throwdown is like JCPenney...it's all inside. 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. Time to make the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
The annotated Bill Stewart news conference 9.21.10 By Colin Dunlap - 'Eers to the Ground
Colin breaks down what Coach said and what Coach means.
Heisman contenders in the Big East - ESPN
He seems to be adding Geno to join the only other candidate, Noel.
Big East stock report, Week 4 - ESPN
Don't ignore Tavon, Brian.
Forde Yard Dash - ESPN
Includes video of the First Yard, which mentions our game this week.
News of Note:
WVU’s Stewart praises Big East Conference - Inter-Mountain
...and in breaking news, the sky is blue.
Twenty Notes - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tony's Take ...and Tony, geaux is theirs, don't use it for WVU, please, at least not without striking through it.
Bayou night - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
WVU likes night games too, you know.
WVU’s Hogan back in practice - Register-Herald
My take? He'll play.
WVU Football Videos - WVIllustrated.com
Plenty of player interviews to watch here.
Kudos to WVU, Maryland - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column ...and as Dunlap said in his annotated notes above, it's because VT, UVA and Penn State won't schedule us home and home.
Chuck Landon: Series with WVU like political football - Herald Dispatch
Suck it Chuck....you're the only one still talking about this game at this point in the season.
Don't Bet On It!: Week Four College Football Forecasts Around the SEC - Dawg Sports
I think he's just bitter over UGA's start.
From the Enemy Camp:
And The Valley Shook
The SBNation LSU blog...check back here often for more enemy news. Again, these guys seem really cool, so please don't treat them like we do Pitt, Maryland, Marshall, etc fans.
LSU coach downplays success - Charleston Gazette
...because the biggest was with Saban's guys.
Mr. Automatic - 2theadvocate.com
Revamped offensive line doing the job for LSU - News Star
Seems we're not the only one with OL issues.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big East up for challenge - Times West Virginian
Bearcats not at loss over 1-2 start - Cincinnati Enquirer
They should be.
Big men up front handling business - Bulls Report/Tampa Tribune
USF has been relegated to "Other Colleges" on their sports page, whereas the "Big 3" still have their own sections.
Bye Week Blues: Predict The Rest of 2010 Football Season in Haiku Form - Card Chronicle
Well done. Be sure to see the comments for the explanation for the banner pic.
Edsall Puts Kuraczea, Endres Back On The UConn Depth Chart - Hartford Courant
"The best guys will play," Edsall said. "That's the bottom line." - 'cause Stone Cold Randy Edsall said so.
Big East Football Notebook: Important weekend for conference teams - Star Ledger
Anybody who expects Rutgers to help this weekend, raise your hands. I thought so.
Win vs. Miami just what Pitt needs - PPG
Anybody expect Pitt to help either?
Pitt launches Pitt Panthers Television - PPG
Glad I don't have Comcast for TV.
Zebra Report: Play Clock-Gate Explained - NCAAFB FanHouse
"The spirit of the delay of game rule is not to "catch" teams who might snap the ball right as the playclock strikes zero. It's to prevent excessive clock milking and to keep the pace of the game flowing." - Raise your hand if you knew that one.
Starting 11: Boise State's Schedule Is Tougher Than Nebraska's - NCAAFB FanHouse
An assortment of thoughts definitely worth the read.
Colorado authorized to move to Pac-10 in 2011 - SI.com
Have fun with that.
Leaving Big 12 costs Nebraska, Colorado millions - SI.com
The Big 12 will become a 10-team league next year after all in the wake of agreements Tuesday that require Nebraska and Colorado to forfeit a combined $16 million in conference payouts.
Notre Dame, Navy to face off in Ireland in 2012 - SI.com
I'd hate to forfeit a home game, but this would be kinda cool.
What's On Tap:
Pittsburgh gamewatch party for LSU/WVU game - 'Eers to the Ground
For those of you in/near the city.
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Here's what the New Meadowlands goes through to change from a Giants game on Sunday to a Jets game on Monday night (notice when there's a big play and everybody stands).
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Peruvian goddess. Here's Anahi Gonzalez.
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