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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (10/26/10) 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 Avery Brewing Company's The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager, because it still is and I have this one in the bag (Ed. note: also, it's Derek Dooley's favorite beer).

The love fest continues via other news outlets today. And, believe it or not, there is another football game this week against another team in disarray, the UConn Huskies. Yes, Mountaineer fans, it could be worse (though that doesn't make me feel any better at this point). Full media coverage is inside. 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"). 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 -

Big East Football Power Rankings Week 8 - The UConn Blog

Smart Football on What Makes an Offense Terrible - Every Day Should Be Saturday
An article from last year, thanks to JP Fanshawe

Bob Huggins full of surprises - Cincinnati Enquirer
The people of Cincinnati are still so obsessed with him, kinda like a "Bear Bryant of the North." How'd you like to be Mick Cronin right now?

With Butler gone, WVU looks to other scorers - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Guard Joe Mazzulla - Mountaineer TV

WVU Varsity Sports Update - BGN

WVU Varsity Club - Mountaineer TV

2010-11 Season Preview: Forwards -
Check out what they have to say about Ebanks

News of Note:

At Odds With Himself - BGN
Contradicting, don't you mean?

WVU football Q&A answers 10.26.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Mountaineers and Huskies Look to Bounce Back -

Outside the Box? - Charleston Gazette
Husky QB situation IS an absolute mess

Changes necessary, but did they solve problems? - Charleston Gazette
I'm agreeing with Hickman here

Stewart's explanation of offensive woes in loss doesn't cut it - Charleston Daily Mail
And Casazza here

Where Do You Point the Finger? - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Players are as accountable as coaches - Register-Herald
Sorry Dave, your intentions are good here, but I think you missed the mark on this one

WVU's loss to Syracuse due to lack of focus - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU’s Stewart criticizes mental approach of team - Inter-Mountain

WVU Players Frustrated, Disappointed Following Loss -

WVU regroups after stunning defeat - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Evaluation Process - BGN

Step back from the ledge and ponder this ... - 'Eers to the Ground

The invisible hands - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Devine moves to fourth on rushing lists - Charleston Daily Mail

Update: From Michigan To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Transfer Justin Turner

UConn Coach Randy Edsall Previews WVU -

Going in opposite directions - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Week 8 review/Week 9 preview - ESPN

Big East race update, Week 9 - ESPN


Brown Excited by New Commits -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Conference Power Rankings: Week 8 - ESPN
Do you really want to know?

Bottom Half of the Big East is On the Rise - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Big East football news, notes and Star-Ledger Power Rankings for Week 9 - Star Ledger

Bearcats unsure of Collaros status for Syracuse game - Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati win is something to build on for Bulls - Tampa Tribune

Charlie Strong keeps raising the bar for Louisville football team - Courier-Journal

Pitt not worried about Big East standings - PPG
You don't worry when you're at the top of them

Syracuse vs. Cincinnati: Next Up, The Bearcat Menace - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn scores by spending more - The Boston Globe

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano says team is re-focused after meeting to address Eric LeGrand injury - Star Ledger

NCAA tackles agents issue, looks to new sanctions -

Derek Dooley compares struggling Vols to Germans in WWII -
SMH@Derek, and on a day that I feature "The Kaiser" as our sponsor

Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown: Problems stem from feelings of 'entitlement' - ESPN

On The Mark: Week 7 - ESPN
Somehow WVU wasn't listed under "Offensive Offenses"

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another British tabloid girl. A native of Wales, here's Seren Gibson (click on the pic for a gallery).

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