Mountaineer Morning Links: Signing Day Hangover (2/7/13) Edition

Signing day recaps, Women lose to Texas Tech, Soccer signings, hoops notes, Big 12 roundup & more

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Signing Day Hangover:

Coach Dana Holgorsen News Conference - WVU Athletics
Transcript here, video embedded below

Holgorsen Reveals Recruiting Class - WVU Athletics
Dana Holgorsen announced that 25 prospects have signed national letters-of-intent.

Class In Session - BGN
The new Mountaineers hail from 15 states, include nine junior college players and, across the board, make up as solid of group of signees as can be recently recalled

Dana Holgorsen's second class heavy on mature, physical bodies - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"It's good to put closure to it. The hardest 48 hours as a coach is Monday, Tuesday before signing day," said Holgorsen

Holgorsen expects immediate impact - WV MetroNews
With nine juco players among the 25 signees in the fold, Rivals ranked WVU's class 24th nationally.

Holgorsen adds 25 recruits into fold - Times West Virginian
there was a matter of having coaching changes right in the midst of the recruiting period, some assistants leaving, others coming in

WVU Signs QB Rawlins - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Seven of 25 recruits already on campus

Gibson, Howard highlight class of 25 signees in West Virginia’s 2013 recruiting class - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia’s class consists of 13 offensive players, 11 defensive players and a punter.

Late surprises add to strength of WVU’s 25-man signing class - Register-Herald
ended the day ranked as the 24th-best class in the country by Rivals.com, 26th by Scout.com and 32nd by ESPN.com.

Jobs wide open at skill positions for WVU - Daily Athenaeum
For the West Virginia football team, the 2013 season will come with many unknowns.

WVU group filled with JUCO flavor - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
One of the things we wanted to focus on this year was getting more kids out of the surrounding states. That is a lot of travel time.

WVU signs top needs in class - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Receivers and linebackers make up biggest part incoming recruits

Harrison County Connection Helpful as WVU Lands 2 Prized Georgia Football Recruits - Connect Bridgeport
While the recruiting was done through new WVU assistant coach Tony Gibson, a lot of the recruiting was done through GMC defensive line coach Brian Hill. For those that don’t know, Hill is a native of Clarksburg, a graduate of Liberty High School and played four years at Glenville State College

HERTZEL COLUMN: Gibson back home with two recruits - Times West Virginian
"When I left after the 2007 season, I always watched what West Virginia was doing, and I always wanted to be a part of it again. I never thought I’d get the opportunity," he said.

Meadows joins WVU as preferred walk-on - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Williamstown senior known for long-snapping duties

Watch: WVU feeds its needs - WV MetroNews
Pass-rushers and pass-catchers were the focal points as WVU hauled in its highest-rated class since 2007.

VIDEO: WVU Football Assistant Coaches on Signing Day - WVillustrated
Watch full video interviews with West Virginia Football Assistant Coaches on 2013 Signing Day.

VIDEO: Elijah Wellman Discusses Signing With WVU - WVillustrated
Watch highlights of Wellman and hear what he had to say after signing his letter by clicking the respective videos below.


What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Thursday, Feb. 7 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen talks about the 25 players that signed on to play at WVU in the fall, defensive backs coach Brian Mitchell discusses his role...

Rifle Continues to Rank No. 1 - WVU Athletics
The WVU rifle team is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA for the ninth straight week.

Men's Soccer Signing Day - WVU Athletics
A list of Coach LeBlanc's newest Mountaineers

Women's Soccer Signing Day - WVU Athletics
A list of Coach Izzo-Brown's newest Mountaineers

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith To Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
You're not likely to see Geno Smith mock drafted to the Buffalo Bills very much this spring. Let's talk about it now while it's still happening.


News of Note:

Mountaineers Fall at Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball fell 76-63 at Texas Tech, Wednesday.

More Northreens, please? - Daily Athenaeum
One of the most glaring issues this season, for me, has been the utter reluctance of sophomore forward Kevin Noreen to shoot the ball, especially from long range.

Gibson signs on, signs ‘em up - WV MetroNews
"I understand the fans of West Virginia — I’m from West Virginia, and I’ve been a part of it," Gibson said

Video: Tony Gibson - BGN
On his second stint at West Virginia, it didn't take assistant coach Tony Gibson long to make a splash on the recruiting scene

WVSports.com TV: Tony Gibson - WVSports.com
Video interview with Coach Gibson

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Around the League (and Beyond):

TCU 62, #5 Kansas 55- What do you say when the impossible happens? - Frogs O' War

Oklahoma State sends Baylor to 3-game Big 12 losing streak in Stillwater - Our Daily Bears

Baylor Football Recruiting: 2013 is Signed, Sealed, and Delivered - Our Daily Bears

Welcome To Iowa State, New Recruits - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Early Results Have Sooners With The Best Recruiting Class In The Big 12 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Recruiting Class 2013 - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns 2013 recruiting class offensive overview - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU's Official Class of 2013 - Frogs O' War

Five Questions: 2013 Texas Tech Football National Signing Day - Viva The Matadors


Video of Interest:

Courtesy of BGN:


Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

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