The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (7/10/12) Edition

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Today we have more updates around WVU's sports campus, including 2 new coaches getting their feet wet, Geno and Tavon continue to rack up preseason honors, as well as a couple of WVUPros updates. WVU Football also just secured another commitment for the recruiting class of 2013. Coach Roberts is adept at Twitter, Mike Gundy hiring Coach Holgorsen was one of the best hires ever, Big 12 roundup and much, much more...

What You May Have Missed:

Badge sales benefit miners' families - Charleston Daily Mail
For West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins, the 2012 Greenbrier Classic was more than a golf tournament, it was an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for a charity he's set up to benefit West Virginia coal miners and their families.

Ron Everhart Getting Comfortable On Huggins' Staff - WVillustrated
Huggins newest assistant likes what he sees out of his new team

Mazey Busy Trying To Improve WVU Baseball Program - WVillustrated
New Baseball Head Coach Randy Mazey is already hard at work evaluating his roster and recruiting for the Mountaineers

Former Mountaineer Dorrell Jalloh Making an Impact - WVillustrated
Pulled in multiple directions since graduating, former receiver finds new career in education.

YOUR BCS TEAM AS A DRUG - Every Day Should Be Saturday
WVU gets bath salts for what happened to Clemson in the Orange Bowl

Noel Devine Has Another Solid Contribution For the Alouettes - WVU Pros

Kent Richardson Sets Team Record In Soul Victory - WVU Pros
Former Mountaineer Kent Richardson’s dream if playing in the NFL could come true.

The Best Marching Bands For 2011-12 (SLIDESHOW) - Huffington Post
WVU checks in at #10


News of Note:

Programs without winningest coaches - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
WVU enters the league with the 3rd best overall winning percentage all-time, among league members

Mike Gundy made a bold — and strong — move with Dana Holgorsen - Oklahoman
Oklahoma State coach calls his decision to hire Holgorsen 'one of the best coaching moves in the country'

WVU's Roberts has his eyes, browser on Twitter - Charleston Daily Mail
There is a recruit out there who, simply because it is 2012, has his eyes on what Daron Roberts does on Twitter.

In the zone: Alston finds place in WVU offense - Charleston Daily Mail
Never mind those who say he can't run WVU's plays because he's too big or too slow.

College Football 2012 All-American Team - AthlonSports.com
Geno and Tavon are on the 2nd team offense

Jenkins Relishes Healthy Summer Workouts with WVU - WVillustrated
Offensive lineman gets second chance at senior season, this time injury-free.

WVU opponent preview: Marshall - Charleston Gazette
Checking them out

Matt Humphrey Brings Unique Experiences To WVU Program - WVillustrated
Humphrey comes to WVU after two seasons at Oregon and one at Boston College


Recruiting:

Williams A Mountaineer - BGN
Timber Creek High School's Zaire Williams has made no secret of his affection for West Virginia during the recruiting process, and he cemented that relationship with a commitment to the Mountaineer football program on Monday evening.

New Jersey Running Back Pledges To Mountaineers - WVillustrated
WVi's Matt Allevato details WVU's eighth commitment in the 2013 class.


Around the League (and Beyond):

SB Nation College Football Hall Of Fame's Inaugural Class Revealed This Week - SBNation.com
One of our nominees made it!! Unfortunately, it's the green one...

Is the Big 12 Really A "Passing" League? - Barking Carnival

No. 61: Texas Tech - Pre-Snap Read
The annual countdown continues with our Big 12 brethren in Lubbock

Watch List Watch: WR Terrance Williams is on the Maxwell - Our Daily Bears

BCS National Championship: 3 Reasons Favoring Oklahoma - Crimson And Cream Machine

Kansas focused on getting sick football program healthy - Kansas City Star

Amon G. Carter Stadium West Side... Courtesy of TCU Athletics... OMFG! - Frogs O' War

3 Wildcats make preseason watch lists - Capital-Journal

Vince Young, Ricky Williams Inducted to SB Nation CFB Hall of Fame - Burnt Orange Nation

Whoops: The 12 Most Regrettable College Fan Pride Videos - SBNation.com
You think that Texas A&M video was bad? Oh, it gets way worse than that. Come along, and be as glad as ever that YouTube wasn't around when you were in college.


Video of Interest:

In Tuesday's show, former WVU baseball great Jedd Gyorko talks about his on going journey to the big leagues and a former Mountaineer head coach gives hi opinion on the new play-off in college football.



Video of (Dis)Interest:

For all you SOB's out there...again:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Brazilian supermodel Emanuela de Paula. HERE is today's gallery.


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