Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily link dump for WVU sports. Today's sponsor is Tecate, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.
I don't know about you, but I hate bye weeks. They make for an awful long wait until the next game. Don't get me wrong, the team needs it. It just sucks for us fans. I have a feeling it's gonna be a kinda quiet news week, but I'll still bring ya what I find. Tips and requests would help. See ya after the jump:
What You May Have Missed:
It wasn't all Jarrett Brown's fault - The Charleston Gazette
There's plenty of blame to spread around.
Week 3 recap of former Mountaineers from around the NFL - wvillustrated.com
I am becoming enamored with this writer.
Varsity Sports Report - BlueGoldNews.com
A look around the non-revenue sports on campus.
Big East power rankings, Week 4 - Big East - ESPN
NCAA College Football news, commentary, scores, stats, standings, audio and video highlights from ESPN.
News of Note:
Moving on - The Times West Virginian
Things are getting mental around here.
West Virginia Proves Its SEC Mettle, Even If It's Not Quite on Auburn's Level - Bleacher Report
"WVU is big, fast, deep, and they hit like cement trucks. That's SEC football, that's the measuring stick, that's the standard, and that is indeed West Virginia football. We're there."
On The Mark: Week 3 - ESPN
Schlabach is still an ignorant slut.
Cal RB Jahvid Best leads Heisman Watch after five-TD performance - SI.com
Funny how Slaton didn't get this kind of love after a similar (if not better) performance against a stronger (at the time) UL (granted, that was his coming out party, but still).
Around the League (and Beyond):
USF's gameplan won't change with Daniels - Tampa Tribune
The Bulls' offense won't change a bit with redshirt freshman QB B.J. Daniels taking over for an injured Matt Grothe.
And Now The Challenges Begin - Pitt Blather
The schedule finally gets tougher up North.
Hey Anonymous Big East Coach, Care To Reconsider? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
I think we can all agree that the coach in question isn't HCBS.
Rutgers QB Tom Savage takes the blame for getting hit - NJ.com
Unlike that mouthy Rhianna. Sorry, I just couldn't pass that one up. That was wrong. Mea culpa, mea culpa.
Big East earns respect in nonconference play - ESPN
If the Big East is so down this year, how can one explain the league's nonconference record?
Prudential Center to host East Regional in 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament - NJ.com
(Seton Hall's home court)
Ducks coach puts his money where a fan's mouth is - CollegeFootballTalk.com
You have to read this.
Vols coach Lane Kiffin takes new shot at Urban Meyer - SI.com
These two should just go ahead and get a room.
Public Service Announcement of the Day:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a wonderful mix of Mexican, Spain, French, Irish, and German descent. She was also honored as Playboy's February 2009 Playmate of the Month. Meet Jessica Burciaga.