Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by the King of Beers (their words, not mine), Budweiser. That makes eight.
Good Morning Neverland!!! It's Game Day and as usual, there's an extra spring in my step because of it (doesn't hurt that VPI lost their third game last night as well). Like the coaches with the team, I feel it's my duty to get you into Game Day Focus and I've gathered lots to hopefully accomplish that. Have a safe and Happy Halloween weekend. Enjoy the game, and, as always, your tips and requests are greatly appreciated. So without further adieu...
What You May Have Missed:
Scouting Report: South Florida - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Top Ten For WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com
But you already knew that.
Bits and Bytes: WVU - USF - BlueGoldNews.com
Big East picks, Week 9 - ESPN
Let's hope his streak stays alive as well.
Video: West Virginia-South Florida preview - ESPN
BE football blogger Brian Bennett has a video preview for us. I can't embed it (plus there's already enough videos below).
USF's Head Coach Jim Leavitt - WVIllustrated.com
Friday Q&A: West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown - ESPN
Halloween in the Big East - ESPN
Football: Williams Named Campbell Finalist - MSNsportsNET.Com
Butler, Ebanks Make Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com
College GameDay Kickoff: Week 9 preview - ESPN
News of Note:
Bulls try to escape their own horror film - ESPN
A Complete Runner - MSNsportsNET.Com
Dangerous Road Trip - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU visits South Florida tonight - Times West Virginian
WVU facing South Florida - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Brown should feel right at home - Charleston Gazette
WVU right at home in Florida - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column. Same title, different article than the one from Parkersburg yesterday.
Mounties' Sunshine Staters Look Forward to Homecoming - EerSports.com
WV’s Devine eyes homecoming against South Florida - Martinsburg Journal (AP)
Devine a concern for South Florida - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Second half has been good to Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU will attack Bulls defense - Charleston Daily Mail
Has West Virginia’s Offense Caught up to USF’s Defense? - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
WVU wins on paper against USF - Charleston Daily Mail
Mountaineers Adjusting On the Fly - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Stewart has faith in Kozlowski’s punting - Inter-Mountain
Penalties have put Bulls in a quandary - Tampa Tribune
WVU's White gone, but Brown is a challenge for Bulls - Tampa Tribune
It’s USF Week: Let’s Meet the WVU Line - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Capers learning to shine as WVU's right tackle - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia enjoys weeknight games - PPG
News not all good for WVU's Huggins - Charleston Gazette
Rogers already puts offenses in chaos - Charleston Daily Mail
Robert Johnson - WVIllustrated.com
NCAA approves rules changes on basketball recruiting - ESPN
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. South Florida Bulls, October 30 2009 - ESPN
8 pm tonight on ESPN2. Current line has us by 3.
Men's Basketball: Open Scrimmage on Saturday - MSNsportsNET.Com
WVU Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Men's Soccer: WVU to Conclude Regular Season - MSNsportsNET.Com
Saturday, Oct. 31, at Seton Hall. Kickoff at Owen T. Carroll Field is set for 7 p.m.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Four positions later, Rutgers sophomore Eric LeGrand may have found a home at tackle - Star Ledger
SU must play keep-away with Bearcats - syracuse.com
Two of the best square off - Cincinnati Enquirer
"When the University of Cincinnati’s offense is not on the field Saturday, you can expect to find Mardy Gilyard watching Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams when he has the chance." In other news, Pike ruled out for this week.
Will Stein could be U of L’s starting QB - Courier-Journal
Pitt's line key to successful offense - PPG
Stull Stories: Redemption and Booing - Pitt Blather
Cheerleader of the Week: Cincinnati's Kayli - SI.com
I'm not one to usually hype a conference rival school....but she's cute (full gallery linked from the questionnaire).
Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant banned for rest of season - SI.com (AP)
Tailgate Recipe of the Week:
Whenever I get the chance to spend some time in Florida, I try to at least get some kind of alligator dish. So....
Okefenokee Fried Alligator
- 1 (1 lb) package alligator meat
- meat tenderizer
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- cooking oil
Courtesy of RecipeZaar
After thawing sprinkle with meat tenderizer.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Season to taste with garlic powder and black pepper.
Coat well with flour.
Heat cooking to 350 degrees.
Cook until golden brown.
Do not over cook.
It should be tender, moist and have the color consistency of golden fried chicken when properly cooked.
Serve with your favorite sauce.
Video(s) of Interest:
Since it's USF tonight in Tampa, here's Pat White's highlights from the USF game his freshman year:
And 15 more of his more impressive touchdown runs:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This week at BCS Headquarters:
Halloween Gallery of the Week:
With Halloween tomorrow, where better to celebrate than at Hef's place? A big thanks to Coed Magazine for making this section easy this week.
Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the most gorgeous women in the world today. Damn you, Justin Timberlake. Join me as we pay homage to Miss Jessica Biel. BONUS LINK: The only minute or so ever worth watching of Ellen.