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First, it seems that former WVU wide receiver Chris Henry has passed away. He was an amazing talent that we all hoped would get his life together and now it seems to have been tragically cut short. The other news today has shifted from Big Ten expansion to the loss of Doc and any other assistants he may take with him (mostly regarding the recruiting effects). The tips, suggestions and requests are always welcome. Now updated with Gazette articles. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Bengals wide receiver dies after Charlotte accident - WCNC.com
R.I.P. Chris Henry
Hol(l)iday Break - BlueGoldNews.com
4 big points about next years football team inside
News of Note (FB):
Doc has gone back to ties at WVU to start filling positions at Marshall - WVIllustrated.com
IMHO, losing Seider and Beatty would be the biggest losses.
Manchin on Doc; WVU hoop recruits on display - Charleston Gazette
Mark Ingram, Jerry Hughes lead SI.com's 2009 All-America teams - SI.com
Brandon Hogan and Scott Kozlowski get Honorable Mention status.
Jarrett Brown vs. the world - Times West Virginian
News of Note (BB):
Kentucky and Syracuse most likely to stay undefeated longest - SI.com
He figures we'll drop our first at Purdue on Jan 1.
Doc or no Doc - WVIllustrated.com
Millines is still committed to WVU
Around the League (and Beyond):
Four Things The Big East Conference Needs To Do Right Now - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
"The four things the Big East Conference should begin doing in order to quell the Big Ten's overtures."
Video of Interest:
Yes, he was troubled, but he was a Mountaineer. Rest in peace Chris.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
I'm a little behind with this video, but it's worth it. Warning: Strong Language.
Year in Review Gallery of the Week:
This is a double bonus gallery. Everything inside is basically SFW, but I'm guessing the linked galleries inside aren't, based on the URL's.
Today's Miss Throwdown is an unbelievable combination of Italian and Venezuelan hotness. This is Carolina Marconi. (Scroll down inside the link a bit for the gallery)
This one is only 7 seconds, but....oh, my!
Warning: A little bit of NSFW in this one: