The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (9/11/12) Edition

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As both teams prepare to take on each other, neither the JMU or WVU coaches have anything but nice things to say about each other's team. We also have a couple of player features and Oliver Luck updates us on his stadium plans. WVUPros checks in with an update on KJ, plus we also have your daily Big 12 roundup and much more.

Never Forget

What You May Have Missed:

Luck: No plans for new football stadium - Times West Virginian
WVU athletic director dispels rumors of new facility, but says some future projects likely

College Football Rankings: Simulated BCS Standings Show USC Shouldn't Panic - SBNation.com
WVU at #10 in the way too early returns

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 3 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Idle and still #1

Rifle Preseason Ranked No. 3 - WVUsports.com
West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 3 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Preseason Poll.

Bevin Named Athlete of the Week - WVUsports.com
Varsity Sports Report

Kevin Jones Signs 3-Year Contract With Cavs - WVU Pros
Jones agreed to terms with the Cavs on Monday. We have the details.


News of Note:

Trap set for WVU-James Madison game - Times West Virginian
The trap has been set, and it has been set by one of the best big-game hunters in college football.

WVU football: Holgorsen sees James Madison as ‘challenge’ - Charleston Daily Mail
Coach Mickey Matthews has guided the Dukes to easy wins over St. Francis (Pa.) and Alcorn State to open the season.

Holgorsen: JMU a "Bigger Challenge" Than Marshall - WVillustrated
WVU head coach classifies second opponent as one not to be overlooked due to FCS status.

WVU football coach wary of James Madison - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"They're a sound, a good ball club," Holgorsen said

Holgorsen Touts JMU, Ribs Marshall - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Notebook

Expecting A Test - BGN
So a game against an FCS team should be nothing more than a tune-up, right? Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen is attempting to guard against exactly that sort of thinking.

Top rusher may sit for Dukes - Charleston Daily Mail
Coach Mickey Matthews said Scott is "very questionable" for the game at FedEx Field.

JMU coach saying all the light things - Charleston Gazette
If Mickey Matthews has chosen to go in any direction this week where his James Madison team's Saturday game against No. 9 West Virginia is concerned, it's the self-deprecating route.

No bulletin board fodder - Register-Herald
WVU, JMU coaches play nice heading into Saturday game

JMU Eyes Upset of 'King Kong' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"We knew King Kong was the third game of the year, so we wanted to play well the first two games of the year,"

Bailey overlooked despite impressive performances - Daily Athenaeum
Stedman Bailey is putting together quite the illustrious career in a West Virginia uniform. But, no one seems to realize.

Bruce Uses Attitude, Energy to Find Success - WVillustrated
Redshirt freshman has strong debut, but plenty of work to do for game two and beyond.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 has early conference bragging rights - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
After two full weeks of the 2012 college football season, it is again time to see how the conferences stack up.

Groundbreaking for new Baylor football stadium at game this week - Waco Tribune

Knott Seals Cyclone Win With Late Interception - CYCLONES.com

Kansas Football 2012: Charlie Weis & Dayne Crist Off To An Extremely Poor Start - Rock Chalk Talk
The black doesn't help, Charlie

The Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 2) - Bring On The Cats

Film Study: Oklahoma Sooners vs. FAMU (2nd Half) - Crimson And Cream Machine

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Oklahoma State's defense not so shabby after all? - Cowboys Ride For Free

Kicker Anthony Fera Upgraded To Questionable For Ole Miss Game - Burnt Orange Nation

For Patterson's Horned Frogs, it was perfect start Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Five Key Developments from Saturday's Texas Tech vs. Texas State game - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

On The Mark: Week 3 - ESPN


What's On Tap:

WVU vs JMU Tailgate 2012 - Eventbrite
NCAC- WVU Alumni presents WVU vs JMU Tailgate 2012 -- Saturday, September 15, 2012 -- Landover, MD


Video of Interest:

Junior defensive lineman Will Clarke discusses the new Mountaineer defensive system and his role in it. But for Clarke, it is a role that initially wasn't going to happen at West Virginia.



Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is cool, but looks nothing like Elton John:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a model/actress from Boston. CLICK HERE for today's gallery (scroll past where the video used to be) of Amanda Roadmen.


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