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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (9/18/09) Edition

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Welcome By-Godders to the Shotgun/Throwdown, Auburn game prep edition, brought to you today by Miller Lite.

Tomorrow is gameday and most of the guys are on the road, so we'll just have to hold down the fort for them. Another positive from winning Saturday night would be we won't have the Barner trolls polluting our comments with things like "Yew guys are SLOWWWW!!" and "Da Big Least sucks." You keep believing that, Bucky. We have lot's to get through. So send in your requests, tips, etc. and AWAY we gooooo:

What you may have missed:

Colin Dunlap's WVU football chat transcript - PPG

Scouting Report: Auburn - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Update on WVU injuries and some Big East news - The Charleston Gazette
Vingle's notebook.

Quick Hits - WVillustrated.com
Their notebook.

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 3 preview - College Football - ESPN
"It is a season-shaping, identity-securing weekend for teams like Notre Dame and Michigan State, Arkansas and Georgia, Nebraska and Virginia Tech, Auburn and West Virginia, Cincinnati and Oregon State."

News of Note:

AU-WVA give each other tough test after easy wins - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (AP)

WVU Attempts to Leave Toomer’s Corner Vacant - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Two Games Show us Spread Is Part of the Past - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
I'm sorry, but this guy (and many others) don't know what "Spread" means.

Auburn offense an effective mixed bag - The Charleston Gazette

WVU chooses center based on opponent - Charleston Daily Mail

Breakdown: WVU Pass Offense vs. Auburn Pass 'D' - eersports.com

Deep South brings out the crowds - Charleston Daily Mail

Heading South: SEC Country - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Stopping Auburn a major challenge for WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia won't face the same Auburn team it did nearly a year ago when the Mountaineers travel south this weekend. Neither will they.

WVU’s Brown getting compliments all around - The Register-Herald

Auburn Braces for a New West Virginia Weapon - eersports.com
Auburn is wary of multi-dimensional WVU quarterback Jarrett Brown.

Goode to Go - MSNsportsNET.Com
LB Najae Goode is profiled.

Hoppy's Commentary for Friday - WVMetroNews
Nate Sowers is profiled.

Throwing blocks no problem for Jock Sanders - The Times West Virginian
HERTZEL COLUMN

Silence is golden for Auburn's Chizik - PPG

Why West Virginia at Auburn Is the Game of the Week - Bleacher Report
He also found out how AU fans invade the online community.

West Virginia Football Betting
Doc's Sports offers an article about West Virginia football betting and how this weekend's game finds them in a rare underdog role. Maybe I should consult this site before making my weekly picks on here.

Around the League (and beyond):

Endres, Witten good to go for UConn - Big East - ESPN

Beavers concerned about UC's fast-paced offense - The Cincinnati Enquirer

College bowl lineup could see positive changes - Tampa Tribune

Syracuse Football Hungry For 'Cat - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UK enhances security for Louisville game - The Courier-Journal
From Card Chronicle - "Seriously, I just linked to those two paragraphs because there is nobody talking about this f---ing game."

Making a Statement: How the Big East Can Earn Some Respect in Week Three - Bleacher Report

Portrait of the Buffaloes at rock bottom: Geology professor piles on - Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports
Even the Faculty are getting into it. Great find by JB. Thanks.

Colorado Buffaloes stampede into the Bottom 10 - ESPN
Our friends from Huntington are on the cusp here.

Recruiting Tidbits:

Finally, a Buckeye Offer for Latwan Anderson - Gridironstuds.com

West Virginia Making In-roads in Palm Beach, FLa - Gridironstuds.com
The word has been out for quite some time on Florida talent in high school football. And Doc is leading the charge.

Josh Jenkins' Younger Brother Expected to Commit to WVU - eersports.com
Justin Johnson, the younger brother of WVU sophomore guard Josh Jenkins, is expected to commit early to WVU.

Parkersburg Star RB Talks WVU - eersports.com
Junior running back Allan Wasonga of Parkersburg (W.V.) is putting up huge numbers and attracting college recruiters.

What's on Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Auburn Tigers - ESPN
We're on the Deuce at 7:45 pm EDT, Saturday night.

Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Opener Friday - MSNsportsNET.Com
They travel to Pitt today.

Men's Soccer: WVU Opens BIG EAST Play This Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
They have #16 Louisville Friday and Cincinnati on Sunday.

Tailgate recipe of the week:

Cajun Chicken Burgers

  • 1 pound freshly ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Broil or grill 4 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Makes 4 servings.

Courtesy Tabasco.com

Video of Interest:

Here's a lot of folks favorite portion of the Pride's pre-game routine. I was gonna post the Sugar Bowl version of this, but the quality was lacking. Here's a link to that one, if you're interested though.

Double Bonus Gallery of the Week:

To quote ZZ Top, "I'm a fool for your stockings." It's a double bonus because each pic inside this gallery links to another gallery. YAHTZEE!!!!!

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another of the busty babes from Britain, Miss Lucy Pinder. I think this is what heaven looks like.