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Well, that certainly wasn't pretty. Huggs even resorted to calling the guys "ducks" afterward. Elsewhere, the women continue to roll and Champs Bowl prep is in semi-swing due to finals. Full swing will begin on the 18th. 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"). If any of you didn't realize, clicking on "Like" on the individual articles just likes that particular article, but not our main page. Many thanks to those who "Like" us already. We passed our goal of 400 and now stand at 405!!!! We're still a long way from the 19000+ for our old page, but we're working on it. Our next goal is 500. Spread the word and see if we can get there by the end of 2010!! We can do it, but we need your help. Your morning dose is after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
Bob Huggins: Postgame Press Conference - WVMetroNews.com
Huggins talks about why his team struggled against the Dukes, the role Jonnie West played in the game and why he is comparing his team to ducks.
Champs Sports Bowl Fan Central
Info page, seating charts, merchandise, discount opportunities, etc.
News of Note:
Saving the day - Times West Virginian
Flowers, West key rally in win over Dukes
West Virginia Survives Duquesne - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, video and gallery
West Virginia Survives Duquesne - WVMetroNews.com
The Mountaineers storm back in the second half to defeat Duquesne on Sunday 64-61. - Sights and Sounds Video
Duking It Out - BGN
Oh, the pun
VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win Over Duquesne - WVillustrated.com
Huggs, Flowers, Cam, Jonnie, Truck, Mazz and KJ
Joe Mazzulla: Duquesne Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Mazzulla talks about trying to get the offense into a flow and John Flowers' performance.
Cam Thoroughman: Duquesne Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Thoroughman talks about the minutes he played in the game and the struggles on offense.
Jonnie West: Duquesne Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
West talks about the ten points he scored and getting the Mountaineers' offense back on track against the Dukes.
Kevin Jones: Duquesne Postgame - WVMetroNews.com
Jones talks about the performance of John Flowers and why the team started out slow.
Ron Everhart: Duquesne Head Coach - WVMetroNews.com
Everhart talks about why his team wasn't able to pull off a win against a talented WVU team.
WVU men in need of consistency - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column - and this was published before yesterday's game, btw
WVU's 10-0 start school's best ever - Charleston Gazette
Women are rolling...
Bill Stewart: Bowl Prep Continues - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Stewart focuses on positives - Times West Virginian
Mullen Focused On Bowl Game - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Mum's The Word - BGN
"I’m going to keep my focus on N.C. State," Mullen said in response. "I really appreciate your concern."
VIDEO: WVU Football Interviews - WVillustrated.com
HCBS, Mullen, Geno, Noel, J.T. and Pat Miller
Nose Tackle Chris Neild - Mountaineer TV
Nose tackle Chris Neild talks about his hamstring and West Virginia's first day of prep for the Champs Sports Bowl.
Update on Brunetti Departure - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes audio with his former HS coach
The Duel - MSNsportsNET.Com
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1975 Peach Bowl in Atlanta when West Virginia defeated North Carolina State 13-10. It was the third meeting in a blossoming rivalry between Bobby Bowden and Lou Holtz, two of college football’s all-time great coaches. Fittingly, the two teams will meet once again in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 28.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Crazy!!! Looks like something from a movie.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Manuela Saadeh (click on the pic for a gallery).
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