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Spring drills got underway yesterday with a morning practice that was open to the media for only 30 minutes. Of course, everyone wanted to see the new offense taking shape and speak with the new coaches, especially Dana Holgorsen and Daron Roberts. Well, they got to speak with Coach Roberts and few others at least, but not the new Offensive Coordinator. On a side note, you might notice the decals/logos still on the helmets in the photos and videos. New uniforms in the works? We will see...
What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Bill Stewart - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bill Stewart talks about the first day of spring football drills on Wednesday morning.
New WVU Coach Daron Roberts Excited to Be a Mountaineer - WVillustrated.com
...and we're excited to have him, as well
Daron's Law - MSNsportsNET.Com
More on his background and his journey into coaching
Renaissance Man - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article with audio and video interviews with Coach Roberts
Non-Conference to Watch: 8-15 - Pre-Snap Read
He lists our game against LSU as the 13th best OOC game this coming season
Football: Gold-Blue Game Activities Announced - MSNsportsNET.Com
In conjunction with the game, several Varsity Club events will be held, including a roast of Garrett Ford, Sr. and an alumni game. Over 200 former Mountaineer football players are expected to attend, including Major and Pat White.
Athletic Department made $150K from parking changes - Daily Athenaeum
Luck says AD failed to provide early notice of changes
WVU's Luck ready to jump into bowl economic fray - Charleston Gazette
Seedy enough for you? Well, apparently it is for new WVU athletic director Oliver Luck. On Wednesday he said he's put the kibosh on any in his department attending the Frolic. Perhaps more importantly, though, is his decision to take action.
News of Note:
Spring Practice: Day One Recap - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery and videos
Spring Football Underway for WVU Mountaineers - WVillustrated.com
The first practice is in the books
Stewart Pleased With Enthusiasm - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Team hits field for spring drills
New-look WVU installs Holgorsen's offense - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The spotlight shined on Dana Holgorsen as the new-look Mountaineers opened spring practice Wednesday.
Little action in first WVU practice - Times West Virginian
Bob seems a little peeved that he wasn't allowed to see more, or interact with Coach Holgorsen. We may have our next Mickey.
Get ready for WVU air raid - Times West Virginian
"Can you envision someone catching 100 passes for West Virginia this year?"
The CliffsNotes version of the answer was, "Yes."
And the way it was said it sounded more like, "Are you kidding? Certainly."
No player has ever caught 100 passes in a season at WVU.
No one has caught 90 passes in a season.
No one has caught 80.
West Virginia: Smith puts best foot forward in first session - PPG
Do we have our new PPG beat writer?
WVU making changes as spring practice begins - Charleston Daily Mail
Just because Tyler Urban lined up in slot yesterday, doesn't necessarily mean he'll stay there
Receivers Are The Group To Watch This Spring - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article with audio and video interviews with Coach Dawson
WVU Offensive Line Makes Good First Impression on Day One - WVillustrated.com
“Probably a lot better than I expected,” Offensive Line Coach Bill Bedenbaugh said. “Obviously we’ve got a ton of work to do. The guys were working hard and they are really picking things up good. For a first day, not bad and again better than I expected. Hopefully we can continue to improve and get better every day.”
Offensive Line Coach Bill Bedenbaugh - Mountaineer TV
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh talks about the first day of spring practice.
VIDEO: Spring Practice Day One Interviews - WVillustrated.com
HCBS and Coaches Bedenbaugh, Dawson and Roberts
Around the League (and Beyond):
NBA probing Jay-Z's visit to Kentucky locker room - SI.com
At least it wasn't the NCAA (yet)...right Cal?
Are we witnessing the final days of Jim Calhoun's career? - The UConn Blog
Fair question, if you really think about it
Louisville players know a way to slow UConn's Kemba Walker - Courier-Journal
So they have that going for them....which is nice
President Barack Obama Talks Georgetown Hoops At McDonough Gymnasium - Casual Hoya
For all of 7 sentences
Pitt Football: Delvon Simmons Considering Pitt? - Cardiac Hill
He, of recent release from UNC
Great Scott! Pac-12 may play on Sundays - Rivals.com
It'd be nice to have some semblance of football on Sundays this year
Videos of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I think (hope) this is a different one than another I posted somewhat recently:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a multiple honoree here at the Throwdown. Here's a new gallery of Jessica Burciaga (click on the picture). BONUS==> HERE is an old one.
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