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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (11/2/10) Edition

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SO...(pause for effect)...Stew wants to do a complete evaluation of the program. Any good IE will tell you that if you want your program (be it business, sports team, what have you) to improve, this is an absolute ONGOING must. The fact that this is just now happening is very disturbing to me. I'm gonna leave it at that...for now. At least he finally pointed the finger at himself (after how many weeks?). 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"). All of the day's coverage is after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Football: Coach Stewart Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Chuck Landon: By dissing MU, WVU AD pressing his Luck - Herald Dispatch
Exactly what you'd expect from the Mullet

Football: Cincinnati Game Picked For TV - MSNsportsNET.Com
My only response to that is..."Why?"

WVU Men's Basketball 2010-11 Television Schedule -

BIG EAST Conference Weekly Award Winners -
WVU brings out the best in 'em...every week

On The Mark: Week 8 - ESPN
...and WVU does make an appearance in the Offensive Offenses section this week

Kevin Jones - 6-8 junior forward, West Virginia - Big East Top 10 Players -

Kilicli Back and Ready to Go - MSNsportsNET.Com

West Returns for Friends, Opportunity -

Barklage Named WVU Athlete of the Week - MSNsportsNET.Com
Varsity Sports Report

News of Note:

Mountaineers begin 'total self-evaluation' - Charleston Gazette

West Virginia Notebook: Stewart to evaluate team and himself - PPG

‘Total self-evaluation of the program’ - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

Stewart evaluating whole team - Times West Virginian
Why not before? As in, why hasn't this been an ongoing thing?

Stewart says program's issues will be corrected - Charleston Daily Mail
But by whom?

Bill Stewart Wants to "Get Things Perfect" -

Plan Of Attack - BGN

Letter to the Sports Editor: Fans Stew About WVU’s Stewart - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Stewart deflecting any hint of pressure during skid - Register-Herald

Stewart shoulders blame at WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Following legends a no-win job for coaches - ESPN
I would hardly call RR a "legend"

West Virginia now hopeful spectator in Big East - Parkersburg News and Sentinel (AP)

Big East Week 9 review/Week 10 preview - ESPN


The recruiting pitch ... I want your thoughts - 'Eers to the Ground

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big East football notebook: Pittsburgh defense dominates as DE Jabaal Sheard shines - Star Ledger

State Of The Big East: Blame West Virginia, Pittsburgh & Syracuse - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Where is Big East headed? - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Chazz Anderson offers no excuses - Cincinnati Enquirer

Freshman Giddins making most of chances with Bulls - Tampa Tribune

Mono Stalks Syracuse Football Freshmen, Claims Prince-Tyson Gulley - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Pitt Notebook: Panthers still plagued by red-zone mistakes - PPG
Cry me a river

Louisville could be without Bilal Powell, Adam Froman at Syracuse - Courier-Journal
Uncle Abe is monitoring the situation from his throne in Chicago

Rutgers cornerback Brandon Bing's decision to 'grow up' is getting results - Star Ledger

What a joke: Why UConn fans rushed the field after beating West Virginia - The UConn Blog

Is a Victory Over Notre Dame Really Worth Celebrating These Days? - NCAAFB FanHouse
One could probably say the same about beating WVU this year.

U-M's Rich Rodriguez laughs off rumored changes to defensive staff - Detroit News
Sound kinda familiar (as it relates to WVU's current situation with the O staff)?

NCAA College Football Power Rankings Week 9 - ESPN

Video: Amazing 86-yard punt that got some help from the wind - Argus Leader
I would have embedded this today if it would have let me

FanHouse Top 30: No. 21 Virginia Tech - NCAABB FanHouse
Never thought I'd see the day when VT's BB is rated above WVU's under Huggs. I don't expect this to last long.

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I must have the sense of humor of an eight year old because I couldn't stop watching or laughing at this:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Brazilian stunner who's done work for Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret and Guess (shown below). Click on the pic to enjoy a gallery of Fabiana Tambosi.

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