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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (11/9/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, brought to you today by Schaefer. We're up to 14.

Despite how the FB team looked Saturday, I think WVU fans had a pretty good weekend. The BB team opened their exhibition season and looked good (talented, deep and balanced). Other schools around the country wish they had our weekend, namely ND, UM, PSU, Oregon, and Oklahoma. Hell, Cincinnati rolled up 711 yards of O and barely hung on (I'm not arguing patterns/regularity vs. anomaly). Anyway...I'm not here to convince anybody anything. Sometimes, I'll share my opinion and disagree. But try to convince somebody of something?....Over the internet?...I'll try to leave that to others from now on. Enough of my soapbox. Send in your tips and requests. Lot's of news and fun after the jump UPDATED at 10:30am...

What You May Have Missed:

West Virginia beats Louisville, 17-9 - PPG
Injury updates at the bottom

Coach Stewart Teleconference - MSNsportsNET.Com

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Twitter / Coach Bill Stewart
"NEVER Doubt Beliefs...NEVER Believe Doubts...STAY THE COURSE and PRESS ONWARD...VICTORY is Possible for Person who Refuses To Stop Fighting!"

2009 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 11 - ESPN

What we learned in the Big East, Week 10 - ESPN

Week 10 review, Week 11 preview - ESPN

Big East power rankings, Week 11 - ESPN
"Wins matter a whole lot more than style points, of course, but this recent stretch raises serious doubts about whether West Virginia is in the same class as Cincinnati and Pitt. We're about to find out."

College GameDay Final - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 10 - ESPN

Big East bowl projections - ESPN

The press box is no place for Steve Kragthorpe's wife - 'Eers to the Ground / PPG
From Dunlap's blog. WOW (and not in a good way)

News of Note (FB):

Miller Time - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Virginia's passing numbers plummet - PPG

Bearcats 'powerful' - Charleston Gazette

Plenty of bad news for WVU in short week - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU hopes for momentum to continue - Charleston Daily Mail

Stewart unsure about Devine or how to slow Bearcats - ESPN

‘This is a juggernaut’ - Times West Virginian
711 yards on Friday....I'd call that a juggernaut.

For now, WVU just an average Big East team - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Mountaineers Mix and Match on D-Line - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Mountaineers’ defense dealing with injuries - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

WVU Is Too Generous Late in The First Halves - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia turns to 3 tough tests - Martinsburg Journal (AP)

Thomas follows dad’s footsteps - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

Stewart views Bearcats on TV - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Monday Morning Quarterback - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia in the Big East's BCS triangle - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Keeping the Faith in the Battle for the Big East -

News of Note (BB):

Off And Running - MSNsportsNET.Com

Basketball Is Here - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and photo gallery

WVU, Jones maul Mountain State - Charleston Gazette

Expect WVU's 'Threes' to feed off each other - Charleston Gazette

Kilicli shows skills in exhibition - Times West Virginian
According to the PA announcer, it's pronounced "Kuh-looch-la"

Jones Dominates As WVU Rolls in Exhibition Opener -

WVU’s Huggins Altering His Approach in 2009 - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

West Virginia Hoops Looking to Roll in 09-10 - NBE Basketball Report

Mountaineers have Big East title hopes this year - Herald Dispatch


Mike Dorsey brings power at safety - Charleston Daily Mail

Ohio Tight End a WVU Fan Since Birth -

WVU Visit Ends; Back to Work for Tobias Harris -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Cincinnati No. 5 in polls, Pitt in Top 10 - ESPN
"That means four Big East teams are ranked this week, a season high. Only one other league, the SEC, has as many as two Top 10 teams. The Big East actually has as many ranked teams this week than the mighty SEC."

Collaros might keep starting job for UC - Cincinnati Enquirer

Pitt's final three foes appear to be vulnerable - PPG

Cincinnati 47, UConn 45: I am officially losing it -

Rutgers DE George Johnson likes what he sees in South Florida defensive ends - Star Ledger

Similar plans, but Pitt's execution was better than Syracuse University football team's -

Serene Dion: Pittsburgh Runs All Over Syracuse, 37-10 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Louisville football's best not quite good enough - Courier-Journal
Author thinks UL played their best game of the season.

Big East helmet stickers: Week 10 - ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I generally have a large dislike for anything Reebok, but God Bless 'em for these commercials.

Hot Fight Girls Gallery of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the best thing to come out of Liverpool since the Beatles. Please say hello to Amanda Harrington.