Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (4/10/13) Edition

Football practice reports & interviews (video), baseball drops to Ohio State on the road, WVU Pros updates on Geno & Tavon, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday April, 10 - WV MetroNews
Today, WVU football players give an update on their progress in spring practice and South Charleston head coach Vic Herbert talks about the Scott Browne Classic, which features four WVU signees.

Morrisey walks out of WVU media rights meeting with Raese - Charleston Daily Mail
Morrisey's office is providing legal counsel and advice to WVU as part of a probe into potential ethical and legal violations during the process to bid out the athletic department's so-called Tier 3 media rights.

Millick wraps up successful West Virginia career - Daily Athenaeum
Senior Kaylyn Millick’s gymnastics career at West Virginia University may have ended Sunday night, but her accomplishments in her final season should be remembered.

Fielding Woes Lead to Loss - WVU Athletics
9-0 to Ohio State on Tuesday evening at Bill Davis Stadium

Furfari: Again, I ask: Does WVU really need a new ballpark? - Register-Herald
I don't have the words

Geno Smith to visit the Jets and Browns this week - WVU Pros
With the NFL Draft drawing closer, Geno Smith's itinerary is filling up.

How does Tavon Austin fit with the St. Louis Rams? - WVU Pros
Today, Austin tweeted that he was in St. Louis for the first time, and he seemed pretty excited.


News of Note:

Video blog: Day 10 - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Old faces in new places, old faces in old places. Enjoy.

Mountain State Ties - WVU Athletics
Holgorsen likes his five new assistant hires.

Spring Practice Report Day 10 - WVSports.com
In the 30 minute practice session open to the media, the Mountaineers continued to focus primarily on special teams work, with a touch of fundamental drills sprinkled in for both the offense and defense near its conclusion.

Childress on ‘back and forth’ QB race - WV MetroNews
“This spring I actually know what’s going on,” said the 6-foot-5 product of The Kincaid School in Houston, Texas.

Defense designed to create mistakes - Charleston Daily Mail
Keith Patterson is drawing heavily on the past three years during his first spring football drills as the teams defensive coordinator.

2013 will be step forward for WVU defense - Daily Athenaeum
With Keith Patterson making the move to defensive coordinator and a lot of new faces on the defensive coaching staff, the Mountaineers have a new mindset heading into the 2013 season.

Bruce wants to spring into complete season - WV MetroNews
Linebacker Isaiah Bruce made 94 tackles as a redshirt freshman, but only eight in WVU’s final three games.

Bruce improving during spring - Daily Athenaeum
"(Coach Patterson) is pretty hard on me. But every coach I’ve had has been pretty hard one me," Bruce said. "They do it because they know your potential, and they’re trying to get me better. I encourage him to be hard on me."

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU o-line bonding in early going - Times West Virginian
For whatever reason, partly because they like to eat a lot — honest — and partly because they often are among the top academic students on the team, they seem to hang together more as a group and that is something Crook is encouraging as he puts this group into a unit.

Orlosky glad he learned to snap - WV MetroNews
With Pat Eger sidelined by an ankle injury, redshirt freshman Tyler Orlosky has been taking first-team reps at center the past four practices.

Unlikely path turns onetime center into RB - Times West Virginian
“I keep going back to Cody Clay,” Seider said. “He’s doing everything we have in the backfield, on the line, catching the ball.”

Competition Pushing WVU Receivers to be Great - WVillustrated
Inexperienced group is working to fill voids left behind by the record-breaking performances of Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.

Myers ready to make his mark - Charleston Gazette
WVU soph receiver sets lofty goals

Quick Hits: Position Changes Highlight WVU Drills - WVillustrated
News and notes from Tuesday's practice, including a video of the Mountaineers' DBs running through a tackling drill.

Football Player Quotes - WVU Athletics
Members of the West Virginia University football program addressed members of the media Tuesday night. The Mountaineers are preparing for the annual Gold-Blue spring game on April 20th.

Video: Football Interviews 4/9 - BGN
Millard and Garrison

VIDEO: WVU Football Player Interviews - WVillustrated
Brown, Myers, Feigt, Rowell, Childress, Kwiatkoski, Bruce, Clay, Banks, Millard & Kindler

In the 30 minute practice session open to the media, the Mountaineers continued to focus primarily on special teams work, with a touch of fundamental drills sprinkled in for both the offense and defense near its conclusion. - See more at: http://westvirginia.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1493585#sthash.RDE9Vej2.QmcMLoOO.dpuf
In the 30 minute practice session open to the media, the Mountaineers continued to focus primarily on special teams work, with a touch of fundamental drills sprinkled in for both the offense and defense near its conclusion. - See more at: http://westvirginia.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1493585#sthash.RDE9Vej2.QmcMLoOO.dpuf
In the 30 minute practice session open to the media, the Mountaineers continued to focus primarily on special teams work, with a touch of fundamental drills sprinkled in for both the offense and defense near its conclusion. - See more at: http://westvirginia.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1493585#sthash.RDE9Vej2.QmcMLoOO.dpuf


Around the League (and Beyond):

New stadium changes perception of Baylor - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Iowa State rebuilding its defense - Knoxville News Sentinel

Ben McLemore Makes NBA Intentions Official - Rock Chalk Talk

Time to bring back Wichita State vs. Kansas State - Bring On The Cats

Front Runner For Oklahoma's Open Starting Receiver Spot - Crimson And Cream Machine

"You tell 'em we're comin', and OFFENSE is comin' with us! - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns & Oklahoma Sooners: An Open Letter - Barking Carnival

TCU Horned Frogs forging new identity on recruiting trail - ESPN

Red Raider Gridiron | Jones, Richards and Payne Discuss Defense - Viva The Matadors

The National, 4/9/13: Much Ado About The Wrong Thing. - Bring On The Cats
The NCAA is getting roasted over the Louisville travel issue, but blaming the NCAA is taking the easy way out.


Video of Interest:

R-Fr. offensive lineman Tyler Orlowsky discusses his progress through spring football, taking snaps at center with the first team offense.


Video of (Dis)Interest:



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