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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (10/27/09) Edition

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Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Stella Artois. That's five, is six possible?

South Florida preparation officially begins now. The guys have a lot of work to do and we'll try to keep up. Send in your tips and requests and see you after the jump....

What You May Have Missed:

Stew's Views: Bullish Defense -

Devine, Austin Honored by Big East - MSNsportsNET.Com

Stewart Named to Bryant Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com

Connecticut Game Award Winners - MSNsportsNET.Com
Coaches announce their weekly awards.

Stewart praises fans, coaches and team in victory - Inter-Mountain

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 8 - ESPN

Big East power rankings, Week 9 - ESPN

WVU fans show their true colors - Daily Campus

Hoppy's Commentary - WVMetroNews
Last one, I swear.

Louisville Game Time Announced - MSNsportsNET.Com
Another Nooner.

On The Mark: Week 8 - ESPN
Look who's #1 on the Playmakers list.

News of Note:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Initial Thoughts: USF -

Will WVU switch gears again? - Charleston Gazette
The ability to adapt is CRITICAL.

At times, you stop passes by a nose - Charleston Gazette

Devine for Heisman? You'll never hear those words out of WVU officials - Charleston Daily Mail

Big Things in Small Packages -

Devine piling up yards, honors - Register-Herald

Is WVU lucky or just plain good? - Charleston Daily Mail

Jeff Braun and John Bassler are a rare breed - Carroll County Times

Nothing settled for teams in Big East race - Times West Virginian

Tony's Take - MSNsportsNET.Com

2009 Big East Fearless Picks - Week 9 -

Head Shaking Experience - MSNsportsNET.Com
New shooting guard Casey Mitchell is profiled.

College football fan survey - NCAA Football -
Take a few minutes and fill out this survey. I'll link to the results when they're posted.


Finau to Enroll Next Semester -
There is a linked longer article. It's free, but you have to register.

Christian Finds a "Real Family Feel" at WVU -
"WVU's family environment and defensive backs coach David Lockwood impress Pittsburgh CB Cullen Christian." - Come on home, Cullen.

2011 Prospect Giorgio Newberry garnering strong interest from the Mountaineers -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Selvie has been silent during Bulls' slide - Tampa Tribune

Friends, family pack Howard funeral service - ESPN

Another Emotional Week Begins for UConn Football Team -

Tim Brown says freshman wide receiver Mark Harrison could be Rutgers' 'next Kenny Britt' - Star Ledger
Not THE Tim Brown, THIS Tim Brown.

Cincinnati QB Tony Pike gets cast modified - (AP)

Syracuse University football team must prepare for two quarterbacks -

Pitt's Fields showing versatility - PPG

Babies recap the weekend in Louisville sports - Card Chronicle

Big East football weekly roundup - Star Ledger

Big East comes up big on national landscape - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Notre Dame likely to take a Big East bowl - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Athletic directors recommending NCAA cost cuts -

Georgia Tech prez identifies scofflaws behind goalpost caper - FanNation
They took the goalpost and dumped it on the university President's lawn. That's awesome! Video included.

Kiffin's fear of penalty fueled late call - The Tennessean
I don't like the guy, but I can't say I blame him.

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen warned by SEC over replay-official comments - ESPN
They reprimanded Kiffin as well.

Video of Interest:

Katz's full interview of Huggs, courtesy of ESPN. I was lucky enough to see practice and listen to him Friday night and I could sit and listen for hours.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This Week in Bodypainting:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Californian beauty. Give it up for Josie Maran.