Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (10/28/13) Edition

More Kansas St. fallout, Women's soccer drops match after clinching Big 12, weekend varsity action, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, Oct. 28 - WV MetroNews
Garrett Cullen revisits Saturday’s loss to Kansas State as we hear from Shannon Dawson and Shaq Rowell following the 35-12 defeat in the Little Apple.

No. 6 Women's Soccer Falls at No. 7 Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
The loss snaps the Mountaineers’ (13-3-2, 7-1 Big 12) nine match win streak. It is the team’s first defeat since joining the Big 12 Conference and halts WVU’s 15-match unbeaten streak in league play.

Men’s Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw - WVU Athletics
West Virginia and Western Michigan tied on Saturday.

No. 5 Rifle Earns Second GARC Win - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers defeated No. 12 Army.

Mountaineers fall to Oklahoma Saturday afternoon - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia volleyball team finished off its toughest stretch of play this season by falling in straight sets (15-25, 14-25, 20-25) to Oklahoma Saturday afternoon.

Wearing the Jersey: Asya Bussie - WVU Athletics
A feature on WVU's senior center.

Furfari: Cignetti enjoyed WVU - Martinsburg Journal
Frank Cignetti, who worked a dozen years in West Virginia University's athletic department from 1970-82, and his wife returned to the campus last weekend for the homecoming football game against Texas Tech.


News of Note:

WVU Struggling to Find Winning Formula - WVU Athletics
Another second-half collapse dooms WVU.

Quarterback still an issue as team enters critical stretch - Charleston Daily Mail
"I probably gave ourselves a little bit too much credit," Holgorsen said of his preseason prognostication. "I thought we could coach them up a little bit better and I thought our continuity would take care of itself just by playing together and practicing together."

Mountaineer offense 'disturbing' at times - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Offense keeping Holgorsen up at night - Charleston Gazette
It wasn't that long ago - late July at the Big 12 annual football media days, to be exact - that Dana Holgorsen seemed anything but concerned over the state of the reconstruction process through which his offense was going.

West Virginia's struggles mount with loss - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
West Virginia (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) held a third-quarter lead in three of the past four games but won just once, precipitating the current three-game losing streak and the mounting impatience on the sideline.

WVU struggling to overcome offensive woes - Times West Virginian
Over and over, he had stated that his offense was not difficult to learn, that he would put it in three days, repeat it once, repeat it again and then work on refining it. Only this year something happened. It didn’t work.

WVU offensive woes continue in loss to Wildcats - Daily Athenaeum
Through West Virginia’s first seven games, head coach Dana Holgorsen referred to his offense as disappointing, inexperienced and embarrassing.

Monday morning stock report - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor provides his weekly unit-by-unit reflection on the Mountaineers—this time after a late-game collapse at K-State.

WVU’s lack of effort is concerning - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
So, where does this team go from here?

Holgorsen outcoached once again against Kansas State - Daily Athenaeum
It was the same script Saturday for Kansas State and legendary head coach Bill Snyder. This time, there were just different players executing. In two consecutive seasons, Snyder has exploited West Virginia by going against what he believes in as a head coach.

WVU starts off with bang, but disappears late in game - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Monday Morning Quarterback

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU’s Rowell, seniors want four more wins - Times West Virginian
“I talked to the seniors after the game,” he replied. “We still have four more games left. All you can do is go on to the next game. We got TCU next. We’ll watch the film, make our corrections and just keep playing.”


Recruiting:

Following the future: Week 9 - WVSports.com
Review of WVU commits in action this past weekend


Around the League (and Beyond):

Team-By-Team Notes From Week Nine In Big 12 Football - Big 12 Conference

Baylor Rises to #6 in 2013 BCS Rankings - Our Daily Bears

Oklahoma State loss illustrates ISU’s problems defending the run - Ames Tribune

Notebook: Freshman QB Montell Cozart gets extended time; Tony Pierson leaves with dizziness - Lawrence Journal World

Postgame Report: K-State vs. West Virginia - Bring On The Cats

An Efficient OU Offense Provides A Blueprint For Success Going Forward - Crimson And Cream Machine

What We Learned: Oklahoma State vs Iowa State Edition - Cowboys Ride For Free

Horns burn redshirt of Tyrone Swoopes in TCU win - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU QB Casey Pachall’s return shows signs that offense could return, too - Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Tech-Oklahoma notebook - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College GameDay Final: Week 9 - ESPN

The Top Whatever, Week 10: Ranking only the college football teams that matter - SBNation.com


Video of Interest:

Comments from men's soccer head coach Marlon LeBlanc, after the Mountaineers played to a 110-minute scoreless draw against the Western Michigan Broncos

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Colombian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Catalina Otalvaro.


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