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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (9/8/09) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, the best damn link source for all news WVU, brought to you today by PBR.

I hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday weekend. But now summer is unofficially over and it's back to the old grind. Personally, I like fall the best anyway. Cool, crisp weather and FOOTBALL!!! Tips are starting to come in more frequently. But I'm always looking for new content and ideas, so if you see something out there, as the late Ed McMahon used to say, "Send it in!" On with the show:

What you may have missed:

Liberty Award Winners - MSNsportsNET.Com
Weekly awards selected by the coaches released.

Stew's Views: Big East Teleconference Week 2 -

’75 Peach Bowl team to get rings - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Why hasn't more been made public about this?

Hoppy's Commentary for Friday - WVMetroNews
Somehow I missed this one. He talks to JB and about how and why he decided not to transfer.

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 1 - ESPN
As requested by Amelia H. Their predictions for us ain't exactly pretty after week one.

Cincinnati runs over Rutgers as Pike sets career high by throwing for 362 yards - ESPN
Which corner did they turn yesterday?

Miami's defense stops Florida St. to back up Harris' final TD drive - ESPN
It may not be like it was in the 80's and 90's, but these two teams still put on a show when they meet.

News of Note:

ECU can't hide any more - News & Observer
Somebody reminded Skip Holtz that East Carolina's three remaining power-conference opponents have a few scores to settle with his Pirates.

Pirates to see familiar offense against West Virginia -
"Perhaps one of the only things on East Carolina's 2009 football schedule that makes life easier on the Pirates is playing Appalachian State and West Virginia in consecutive weeks to open the season."

No words needed - The Register-Herald
How many times will this be played out this week?

Toughness to be tested vs. Pirates - The Charleston Gazette

Holtz Doesn't Mind Close Game One Result -

Openers may not mean much - The Charleston Gazette

Freshman cornerback is used to the pressure - Charleston Daily Mail
DB Pat Miller was on the Hoover High team featured on MTV's "Two-A-Days."

HERTZEL COLUMN - Bitancurt off to perfect start as WVU kicker - The Times West Virginian
Why does it seem that all the sportswriters (even nationally) all cover the same story lines at the same time?

Big East Week 1 review/Week 2 preview - Big East - ESPN

Best closers in the Big East - ESPN

Big East Report Card: Bearcats Go to Head of the Class - Bleacher Report
jpfanshawe alerted me that the WVU content on TBR has greatly improved this year. We shall see.

Despite Mountain State Departure, Thomas Remains Interested in WVU -
Basketball recruiting update on New Jersey forward Shaquille Thomas.

Around the League (and beyond):

Cincinnati again team to beat in Big East - Big East - ESPN
I can't decide whether it was that or Rutgers' sucktitude. I'd say it's a 65/35 mix toward the former.

The Deafening Sound of Silence - Protect R Turf
Hello Darkness my old friend.

Still room for offense to improve -
After all, it was only Rutgers.

Boo! Boo! Whatever - Pitt Blather
Boo Birds are already out in Pitt.

Louisville beats Indiana State, eases the fears of no one - Card Chronicle
I wish I could see Krag's diary entries from this past weekend.

Uh-ohs -
UConn getting bit by injuries early?

WKU is familiar for USF - Tampa Tribune
"Although the University of South Florida is light years away from the program's simple beginning, it will face a familiar foe Saturday when it travels to Bowling Green, Ky., to play Western Kentucky."

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford expected back in two to four weeks - ESPN

Dozen Ole Miss Rebels players hit by flu-like symptoms - ESPN
Good Lord, I hope we don't get hit with this.

QB Tate Forcier to start for Michigan Wolverines vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez says Tate Forcier will start against No. 23 Notre Dame.

Running back LeGarrette Blount fails to participate in Oregon Ducks' practice - ESPN
Running back LeGarrette Blount is not practicing with Oregon even though he is allowed to under a season-long suspension for a postgame punch in the Ducks' opener.

Florida State president: NCAA broke deal - FanNation/

What's on Tap:

Not much today other than the US Open Tennis on the Deuce.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I have to call fake on this video that's been making the rounds lately (and it's not an F/A-18, BTW either):

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is from the fledgling Lingerie Football League. She plays for the Chicago Bliss and her name is Danielle Moinet: