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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (10/25/10) 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 Saranac Octoberfest Lager, because it still is and I only need to find three more.

There's not a whole lot for me to say right here. I'm doing my best to put Saturday behind me. That said, there's many lingering questions about this football team. Mainly, can they learn from Saturday and put it behind them on a short week? 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 MAIN PAGE on Facebook (follow this link, then hit "LIKE"). Thanks to those who already have and please spread the word. All of the usual is after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Football: Coach Bill Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Stew's View: Sunday Teleconference - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Texts from Syracuse Game Day - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 9 - ESPN
On the outside looking in...again

P.S.R. 1-120: Week 9 Re-Ranking - Pre-Snap Read
All the way down to #32 here

WVU Falls From the Rankings -

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 8 - ESPN
What a difference 1 week makes

Big East bowl projections - ESPN

Big East power rankings, Week 9 - ESPN

Women's Soccer: Mountaineers Win Ninth Straight - MSNsportsNET.Com
2-1 over Providence. At least one Mountaineer team won it's 9th straight, given the opportunity.

Women's Soccer: BIG EAST Tourney Field Set - MSNsportsNET.Com
The 23rd-ranked West Virginia women’s soccer team has earned a first round bye in the 2010 BIG EAST Championship, holding the No. 2 seed position in the American Division. The Mountaineers will play host to Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Rifle: No. 1 WVU Falls to No. 2 TCU - MSNsportsNET.Com

VIDEO: Major Harris Returns for Homecoming -
Damn shame what he had to witness on the field

Pursuing A Dream - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Jarrett Brown

News of Note:

WVU Football Team Report by The Sports Xchange -

Stewart: Loss doesn't spoil season - Charleston Gazette
But it sure as hell leaves an awful taste in your mouth the rest of the way

Stewart urges team to scrap in Big East race - PPG

Stewart Plans To Run QB More - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU may put emphasis on run game - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Out of focus - Times West Virginian

On The Defensive - BGN

Not much good in loss to Orange - Register-Herald

Upsets are part of sports - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Monday Morning Quarterback - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"Second-half offensive woes becoming commonplace"

Mountaineers join rest of Big East in land of mediocrity - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia, Syracuse lacking in offense - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (AP)

WVU offense comes under fire after Syracuse loss - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Lindamood displays versatility - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Music Video Highlights: Syracuse Game -
Should be a short video...


Boatright De-Commits from WVU -
This is why I don't get excited until they actually SIGN

Morgantown Native Bryant Receives Long-Awaited WVU Offer - EerSports

Around the League (and Beyond):

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

College GameDay Final: Week 8 - ESPN

The Orange Revolution Commences: Syracuse 19, West Virginia 14 - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Called It, Sorta, As Cards Shutout UConn - Card Chronicle

UConn Humiliated By Louisville - Hartford Courant
26 - 0

Collaros injures leg in UC's loss - Cincinnati Enquirer
38 - 30

I Did NOT See That COMING: Bulls 38, Cincy 30 - Voodoo Five

Coach Greg Schiano believes Rutgers still has chance to win Big East - Star Ledger
Alright, who gave Schiano the purple pills and mushrooms?

Pitt Vs. Rutgers: Panthers Dominate The Scarlet Knights, 41-21 - Cardiac Hill

Speculation surrounds Shannon's future at Miami - Truth & Rumors/FanNation
Sound familiar?

Pittsburgh Panthers coach Jamie Dixon assists in crash rescue on interstate - ESPN
As much as I don't like his school/team he coaches, I have to admit that he genuinely seems like a good guy

Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl knew BBQ was violation, according to termination letter - ESPN
Can you say "Lack of Institutional Control"?

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Weather Report Fail

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a California girl and was Playboy's POM for September 2009. Click on the picture for a SFW gallery and video of Kimberly Phillips.

Saranac Octoberfest image via