The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (4/11/12) 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 Schneider Weisse (I'm hoping to take VERY similar photos to use here on my upcoming trip).

Practice #10 is in the books and we have a couple of reports to go along with MANY player features and interview videos. ESPN's Big 12 blogger is in town now and is impressed with what he's seeing so far, especially from a fresh set of eyes, new to Morgantown. Caleb checks in with an Ebanks update and in the daily B12 roundup, there's a scandal brewing in Lubbock. All of this and more...

What You May Have Missed:

Big 12 Quarterback Rankings for 2012 -

New assistants get comfortable with Holgorsen - Charleston Daily Mail
"He lets us do what we want, but he and I talk a lot about suggestions and about what gives him problems, what gives us problems and I think if we work together as a team and let each other know the good and the bad, it works," DeForest said.

Early thoughts on first visit to Morgantown - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Motown virgin Ubben likes what he's seen so far...about everything

Devin Ebanks Gets Second Start In Place of Kobe - WVU Pros
After scoring a career high 12 points against the Suns on Saturday night, he scored 6 and grabbed 2 rebounds as the Lakers beat the Hornets 93-91.

News of Note:

Quick Hits: WVU Football Practice Day 10 - WVillustrated
News and notes from WVU's practice including a look at the offensive and defensive lines going at it in a one-on-one drill.

Players Weigh In On Depth Chart Changes - WVMETRONEWS.COM
West Virginia is two-thirds of the way through spring practices and the team has gone through a few minor changes on the depth, but the moves didn’t surprise many of the players.

Ivan's not so terrible and other WVU news, notes - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Keeping The Faith - MSNsportsNET.Com
Senior running back Ryan Clarke is looking for some more carries in West Virginia's offense this year.

Jenkins ready for a return - Charleston Daily Mail
Jenkins, the Mountaineers' senior left guard from Parkersburg, has returned up front after a lost season following major knee surgery.

Clarke reacting more - Martinsburg Journal
"I guess the responsibility is allowing it to be less thinking and more reacting," Clarke reasoned.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Medical school can wait for Ryan Nehlen - Times West Virginian
“I’m here and I’m playing and everything is going well,” he noted. “I still have some classes I have to take. I could have sped up the graduation but I’m here making plays and contributing to this team.”

Miles switches positions, competes for more playing time - Daily Athenaeum
If you haven’t heard of Miles before, don’t be too surprised.

Football: Select Player Interviews - MSNsportsNET.Com
West Virginia University football players meet with members of the media to discuss spring practice.

Running Back Shawne Alston - Mountaineer TV
Shawne Alston talks about being healthy again and taking advantage of the reps he's been receiving.

WVU Football Interviews From Day 10 of Spring Practice - WVillustrated
Karl Joseph, Geno, Alston, KJ Myers, Donovan Miles and Albury

More WVU Football Interviews - WVillustrated
Brodrick, Austin, Anderson, Bell, Cook and Avery Williams

Video: Football Interviews 4/10 - BGN
Tyler Anderson, Barber, Nehlen, Tavon, Karl Joseph, Will Clarke and Geno

VIDEO: Mountaineer Player Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Donovan Miles, Geno, Barber, Alston, Austin, Anderson, Will Clarke, Tonkery, Karl Joseph and KJ Myers

Photos: Day Ten Of Spring Ball - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

Spring superlatives: TCU Horned Frogs - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Oklahoma State defense "dominates" first spring scrimmage - Oklahoman

K-State's Snyder up to old tricks - Topeka Capital-Journal

OU football: Trey Millard might be Sooners' best player, why not use him more? - Oklahoman

What the James Sims suspension means for KU football -

State of the Position: Defensive Line - Raider Power

Entire Texas Tech Red Raider Team Transfers - Barking Carnival

What's On Tap:

Football: Spring Game Events Revealed - MSNsportsNET.Com
The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is offering a variety of activities for fans of all ages in association with the Gold-Blue Spring Football Game presented by Kroger on Saturday, April 21.

Video of Interest:

Chip Fontanazza has a report from spring practice, WVU Director of Basketball Operations Billy Hahn talks about the upcoming WVU basketball camps and Mark Medina from the LA Times talks about Devin Ebanks' performance with the Lakers.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

What happens when Gunny Hartman calls Colonel Jessup? (WARNING:STRONG LANGUAGE)

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is SI Swimsuit rookie Michelle Vawer. Click on her picture for today's gallery.


Schneider Weisse image via

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