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Since we last met here, two more spring football practice sessions have been completed and everybody seems happy. The players are happy and having fun. The coaches are happy and pleased with effort despite mistakes. Basically, things seem good around Mountaineer football at the moment. In other news, WVU is losing it's long time Gymnastics coach to retirement. After 37 years of service and more victories than any other coach at WVU, Linda Burdette-Goode is stepping down (this was not an Ollie force out, based on tweets from Dobies). We thank her for her service and wish her all the best!!
What You May Have Missed:
Linda Burdette-Good Retires - MSNsportsNET.Com
Thank you for your 37 yrs of service!!!
Coaching could be next step for WVU’s Mazzulla - Register-Herald
Isn't that what's been discussed with him for a long time?
WVU Football Profile: Support Staff - WVillustrated.com
Some of the people behind the scenes you may not know much about
News of Note:
With offense installed, Holgorsen wants effort - Daily Athenaeum
Offensive coordinator pleased with progress, quarterbacks
WVU players like new offense - Register-Herald
Holgorson likes effort Mountaineers are displaying in practice
Day Three Recap: Installing The New Offense - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery, audio and video
Defensive End Bruce Irvin - Mountaineer TV
Defensive end Bruce Irvin talks about becoming an every-down defender this spring.
Sir Francis of Pass Rush - WVMETRONEWS.COM
JUCO transfer Josh Francis is profiled with an article and audio interview
VIDEO: Spring Practice Day Two Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Geno, Tavon, Starks, Sticks, Darwin Cook, Urban, Vernard Roberts and Vance Roberts
VIDEO: Spring Practice Day Three Interviews - WVillustrated.com
OC Dana Holgorsen and DC Jeff Casteel
Football: Dana Holgorsen/Jeff Casteel Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com
For those of you without the time or ability for the videos
Quarterback Geno Smith - Mountaineer TV
Quarterback Geno Smith talks about transitioning into a new offensive system.
Offense to play waiting game - Times West Virginian
Holgorsen: No. 1 WR will develop in time
Urban Adjusting To Receiver - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and video
Inside Receiver Tyler Urban - Mountaineer TV
Tyler Urban talks about his new role as a 250-pound inside receiver. Notice the lack of the term Tight End.
Wide Receiver Brad Starks - Mountaineer TV
Wide receiver Brad Starks talks about Friday's practice at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Freshman Millard Moving Along Nicely - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article along with audio and video interviews with one of the new QB's
Running Backs Job Wide Open - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and videos with OCDH and Matt Lindamood
Former Bobcat player trying to earn spot on OL - Inter-Mountain
Blaise Arbogast is fighting for a chance on the OL
Offers Pouring In For Ohio Speedster - BGN
Demitrious Davis has been offered by WVU and others
Around the League (and Beyond):
Cardinals' Anderson looks to regain freshman form - Courier-Journal
Most of us have had bouts with the freshman 15
Pitt Notebook: Expect defense to blitz more - PPG
...which will leave Gibby's DB's out on islands, tee-hee
Does Rutgers matter in South Jersey? - On the Banks
Does it matter in anywhere?
What's On Tap:
2011 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game
(8) Butler Bulldogs vs. (3) Connecticut Huskies - Preview - ESPN
9:23 EDT from Reliant Stadium in Houston on CBS
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Here is a mash-up of some of the most anticipated movies of 2011:
Today's Miss Throwdown lays claim to one of the finest backsides ever photographed. Hailing from Cuba, here's today's gallery of Vida Guerra (click on the picture).
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