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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (1/14/10) Edition

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WVU got off to a slow start last night, but some tenacious D got them back in the game and stifled the Bulls in the second half. I have all the coverage inside as well as an abundance of Kiffin fallout bits, since that's what everyone is talking about. Tips, suggestions and requests are always welcome. Here we go...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineers rally from 11-point deficit to beat Bulls - ESPN
Includes video highlights

Bulls' quick start wasted against WVU - Tampa Tribune

Photo Gallery: WVU - USF -

News of Note:

WVU notebook: Assertiveness gets Pepper more playing time - Charleston Gazette

WVU handles Bulls - Charleston Gazette

WVU Back on Track - MSNsportsNET.Com

Ebanks bounces back against Bulls - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU not dead yet - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

2010 Big East football, anyone? - Charleston Gazette

Top 10 moments of the Big East season - ESPN

Northeastern Football - MSNsportsNET.Com

Bill Stewart By the Numbers - Bleacher Report
Nice breakdown of what I've been trying to say for a while.


No Timetable for Lamb - EerSports

Markeith Ambles Considering Future -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Cincinnati blows lead, loses to St. John's - Cincinnati
52 - 50

Three-game road start to Big East ends with another impressive win - PPG
Pitt drops UConn 67 - 57

Smooth sailing for Wannstedt ... for a change - PPG

Rutgers men keep it interesting for a while, but fall to Syracuse, 81-65 - Star Ledger

Good shots hard to find for Wes Johnson -

Borbely to coach offensive linemen for the Cardinals - Courier-Journal

USF quarterback Daniels picks football over basketball - Tampa Tribune

Big-time college athletics: Are they worth the big-time costs? -
"Cincinnati now depends on university subsidies for one-third of its athletic revenue — nearly double the amount it received in 2004-05. And it has accumulated $24 million in athletic operating debt, even with the subsidies."

Amid funding crisis, college athletics soak up subsidies, fees -

Stitt's dream comes true against Tar Heels - ESPN
Clemson dumps them 83 - 64

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Muschamp says he's staying at Texas - Dallas Morning News


Layla Kiffin Is Headed To USC - Rumors and Rants
The real reason UT should be upset about losing Lane:


Video of University of Tennessee Riot After Lane Kiffin Leaves for USC - YBB
...and people thought we overreacted when RR left.


U.S.C.’s Orgeron Says He’s Following Recruiting Rules - The Quad Blog -

USC assistant called Tennessee recruits -
Sounds familiar, don't it?

Lane Kiffin's departure already affecting USC and Vols recruiting - Andy Staples -

HoundDogs retailer plans to donate Lane Kiffin shirts to Haiti -
At least one good thing is coming of all this.

What's On Tap:

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Georgetown Hoyas - ESPN
Tonight at 7 from the Phone Booth in DC on ESPN. Gtown is giving 7.

Video of Interest:

They somehow missed Kelly at Cinci, but otherwise they pretty much nailed it.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Can't get enough of Bar...

Megan Fox Gallery of the Week:

...or Megan


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a sexy Hawaiian and former lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. Here's Nicole Scherzinger.


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