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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (10/12/10) Edition

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Brooklyn Brewery's Oktoberfest, because that's what it is, still.

Yesterday was interview day for the players and coaches and there's lots of that inside, as well as a good bit from down South. Also, we should be getting a Fanshot soon, from the guys over at the USF blog Voodoo Five, to explain the geography of their name. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests for content that you think is worth sharing, you can send them to me by email or Twitter and don't forget to "LIKE" the Smoking Musket on Facebook. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Tuesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Bill Stewart speaks to the media on the weekly Big East call -

Football: Select Coach and Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

WVU Football: Select Coach and Player Quotes - USF Week -

BIG EAST Conference Football Weekly Award Winners -
Brad Starks made the Honor Roll

WVU Team Report: WVU vs. UNLV -

Football: Syracuse Game Picked For TV - MSNsportsNET.Com
Nooner on the Deuce

WVU Varsity Sports Update - BGN

Noreen Growing at WVU -
Hopefully they can correct the formatting, also includes video

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 6 - ESPN
First out

News of Note:

Winning turnover battle key for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
It's been the single biggest key in this series

WVU football Q&A answers 10.12.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Is Stew having it both ways with the "style points" issue? - 'Eers to the Ground

Like it or not, style points matter - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU hoping to solve South Florida - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If West Virginia is Superman, South Florida is the Mountaineers' kryptonite.

Short week, USF await Mountaineers - Inter-Mountain

A Short Week is a New Challenge for WVU -

Getting Defensive - BGN

Chris Beatty: A Short Time To Preapre -
The running backs coach talks about how the team is preparing during the short week and if USF's success in the past has had anything to do with the time they've had to prepare - Video

The Player's Take: USF - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Also Coach Beatty

Tandy's time to make amends - Charleston Gazette

Jenkins Ready to Go - MSNsportsNET.Com

Defensive End Bruce Irvin - Mountaineer TV

Bruce Irvin: The Mobility Game -
Irvin talks about playing against BJ Daniels and how he thinks the team will do against South Florida - Video

Tyler Urban: A Different USF Team -
Urban talks about the differences from last year's South Florida team to this year's team - Video

WVU Player and Coach Interviews Leading Up to USF -
Jock, Josh Jenkins, Brodrick Jenkins, Dorsey, Jorge Wright, Coach Lockwood and Coach Beatty

WVU Football Videos -
Several options at the bottom that aren't in the previous link, including Urban and Coach G

Big East programs on rise - Times West Virginian

Video: One Good Thing - ESPN
Brian Bennett breaks down the Big East's sophomores


Another Florida Boy Coming To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WR Kenneth Myers of Jacksonville

Recruiting update on West Virginia and Thomas Johnson athlete DeAndre Scott - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East midseason overview - ESPN

What I learned from the Big East (Oct. 9) -
Thanks to WVUDDS08 for this one

Big East football notebook: Syracuse coming on strong behind solid defense - Star Ledger

Separating fact and fiction from the stats - ESPN

Big East Week 6 review/Week 7 preview - ESPN

USF Coach Skip Holtz Previews the Mountaineers -

Holtz has long journey to USF - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Bulls must quickly forget about loss to Syracuse - Tampa Tribune

Ugly loss one Holtz wants to Skip - Charleston Gazette

USF’s Holtz Familiar With WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

USF’s Holtz familiar with WVU - Register-Herald
Same headline but different article

Bulls wary of West Virginia QB - The Oracle

UConn cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson Has Surgery - Hartford Courant

Dave Wannstedt Press Conference 10/11/10 - Top Ten - Cardiac Hill

Speaking Of An Orange-Out, How Orange Will Syracuse's Uniform Be? - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
As orange as orange can be?

Doug Marrone Monday Presser: Nice Jobs All Around - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Louisville football now big-game hunters looking ahead to Cincinnati - Courier-Journal

UC, Jones focus on Louisville - Cincinnati Enquirer

Big games have little effect on Rutgers freshman QB Chas Dodd - Star Ledger

Where are the sacks? - On the Banks

Dear JoePa, Please Retire for Good of Penn State - NCAAFB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

If you're in town for the game Thursday, stick around for Friday evening's banner raising festivities. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with an autograph session featuring selected men’s and women’s players at the Green and Gold gates. The on-court portion of the program will begin at 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Thanks to Dougity Dog for this find.

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Brooke Erickson.

Brooklyn Oktoberfest image via