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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (9/22/09) Edition

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:

Stew's Views: Turnover Troubles -

It wasn't all Jarrett Brown's fault - The Charleston Gazette
There's plenty of blame to spread around.

Lessons abound in WVU loss - Charleston Daily Mail

Week 3 recap of former Mountaineers from around the NFL -
I am becoming enamored with this writer.

Varsity Sports Report -
A look around the non-revenue sports on campus.

2009 CFN Big East Week 3 Roundup -

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:

WVU Is Losing the Mental Battle Every Weekend - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Moving on - The Times West Virginian
Things are getting mental around here.

Stew: Brown will be ready for Colorado - The Register-Herald

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 -
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.

Louisville finds positives after tough loss - ESPN

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 -
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?

Louisville selected as site for 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - LOUISVILLE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Prudential Center to host East Regional in 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament -
(Seton Hall's home court)

Ducks coach puts his money where a fan's mouth is -
You have to read this.

Sam Bradford resumes throwing for No. 10 Sooners -

Vols coach Lane Kiffin takes new shot at Urban Meyer -
These two should just go ahead and get a room.

Public Service Announcement of the Day:

Miss Throwdown:

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.