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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (10/4/10) Edition

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Vegas Baby!!! Vegas. Only we aren't going to Vegas. Vegas is coming to us, which is backwards and defeats the point. Oh well, I digress. It's back to the grind for the Mountaineers as UNLV is set to come to town this weekend. Around the league this past weekend, there was more embarrassment and a handful of teams that beat patsies and their fans/blogs acting like it was a good showing (which, granted, compared to September, it was). We also welcome a couple of new BE sites to SBNation. I'm not sure how long they've actually been around...but I just found them. 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. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Haven't seen one for today, yet

WVU Football Team Report: Week 6 - WVillustrated.com

Scouting Report: UNLV - WVillustrated.com

2010 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 6 - ESPN
First out AP, 3rd out Coaches

Beasts of the Big East - WVillustrated.com
Which, at this point, ain't sayin' a whole lot

Big East power rankings, Week 6 - ESPN

Big East Football Power Rankings Week 5 - The UConn Blog

NCAA College Football BCS Bowl Projections Week 5 - ESPN
Fiesta here, Mandel/SI - Orange

Healed and Ready to Go - MSNsportsNET.Com
Joe Ma-ZZUUUUUUUU-lla

News of Note:

WVU football Q&A answers 10.1.10 - 'Eers to the Ground

Mountaineers look to bounce back - Times West Virginian

Continuing To Rebound - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Casteel finds defense on par with preseason buzz - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU still without an identity - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

To Bye or Not to Bye? - WVillustrated.com

Smith toughened by LSU experience - Charleston Gazette

Smith isn’t worried about WVU offense - Register-Herald
Mickey's Column

One Tough Sophomore - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Geno is profiled

Stewart sticking with Bitancurt, for now - Charleston Gazette
At least one of 'em wasn't his fault, as the entire DL was in the backfield and his face

Special teams biggest area of WVU concern - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Stedman Bailey :) (S_BAILEY10) on Twitter
Stedman is asking for more followers

Tailgating with the Mountaineers - WVillustrated.com
Video of several Mountaineers who spent time volunteering/tailgating with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization

Recruiting:

Chandler Preps for First Visit - WVillustrated.com

Pittman Favoring WVU Early - WVillustrated.com

Alston Hopes to Join Teammate - WVillustrated.com
Demetrius, that is.

Four-Star Corner Chooses Rutgers Over WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Around the League (and Beyond):

What we learned in the Big East, Week 5 - ESPN

Panic sets in, as Rutgers blows it to Tulane 17-14 - On the Banks
If only they had a picture of one of their guys on his knees

Louisville has to hold Arkansas State at bay 34-24 - Courier-Journal

Bulls' defense fires on all cylinders against FAU - Tampa Tribune
31 - 3

UConn Huskies 40, Vanderbilt Commodores 21 - The UConn Blog

Ray Graham Turns Into Chris Johnson In Blowout Win Vs. FIU - Cardiac Hill
44 - 17

State of the Union With Bearcats Blog - Down The Drive

Big East's woes could open door for Syracuse University football team - Post Standard
Doors are open for anyone willing to step through....so far no one has

Geography shouldn't be a concern as Big East mulls expansion - Charleston Gazette

Big East should play 'BCS card,' expand to 12 - Charleston Gazette

Update: BE Not On TCU's Radar - WVMETRONEWS.COM
TCU's AD (who is really cool, btw) says they haven't been contacted by the BE. Includes an audio clip from NY Post reporter Lenn Robbins.

TCU, Villanova & Big East Football's Need For Both Of Them - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

College GameDay Final: Week 5 - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This kinda blew my mind.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Canadian with Egyptian heritage. She's in COED Magazine's 2010 Calendar and held the prestigious title of Miss Canada Toronto Bathroom Model of the Year in 2007 (I couldn't make that up if I tried for years). Here's Laura Michelle Prestin.

Stella Lager image via xage.ru