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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (8/12/10) 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 Pearl Lager, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Pads were popping yesterday (legally) in the heat. Expect more of the same today, as the team has it's first two-a-day session. There's somewhat surprising news on the CB battle front inside, along with your usual full coverage and videos. Tips, suggestions or requests, can be sent to me by email or Tweet me. Kris Kross will make you jump, jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: Full Contact On Day Five - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

Rivals.com expert predictions: Big East - Rivals.com

Huggins Back to Work After Breaking Ribs - Fox Sports Community

Men's Soccer: Gaddis Named to Hermann Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com

Men's Soccer: WVU Picked Third In BIG EAST - MSNsportsNET.Com

Philadelphia 76ers tab Rod Thorn as new president - SI.com

News of Note:

Quick Hits - Day 5: The Mountaineers put on full pads for the first time on Wednesday - WVillustrated.com

Stew's Views: Fall Camp Day Five - BGN

Football: Bill Stewart and Player Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

Full Contact Begins - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery

West Virginia Notebook: Stewart doesn't let heat slow down practice - PPG

WVU coaches can handle heat - Times West Virginian

Dodging the heat - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Video: West Virginia on the spot - ESPN

VIDEOS: Player interviews from Day 5 of Fall Camp - 1st Day in Full Pads - WVillustrated.com
Neild, Corey Smith, Ryan Clarke, & Barclay

VIDEOS: More player interviews from WVU's 2010 fall camp - WVillustrated.com
Coach G, Will J., JD Woods, Lazear & Leonard

David Lockwood: The Tough Corners - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video link

Jenkins supplants Hogan as top corner - Charleston Gazette

WVU's Brunetti, Johnson battle for backup role - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU starting quarterback leads - Charleston Daily Mail

Starks ready to shine for WVU - Inter-Mountain

Thomas returns to field - Charleston Gazette

Chip on Their Shoulders - MSNsportsNET.Com

Jenkins determined to protect QB Smith - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Making A Move - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Coley White

WVU’s Clarke has grown on and off the field - Times West Virginian

Latest misstep does West Virginia no favors - ESPN

Problems mounting at WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Recruiting:

BP standout Kwiatkoski commits to West Virginia - The Almanac.net

McCune is Ready for BIG EAST: WVU Commit is excited to get started with the Mountaineers - WVillustrated.com

WVU lands hoops commitment - Charleston Gazette

Success Brings McCune To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio interview with his HS Coach

Around the League (and Beyond):

Predicting the 10 trends that will define college football this decade - SI.com

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

UC practice tries to beat storms - Cincinnati Enquirer

Practice Roundup: Dr. Lou Edition - Voodoo Five

Rutgers WR Tim Wright to miss season with knee injury - Star Ledger

Newcomers help Louisville go deep at wide receiver - Courier-Journal

Syracuse Football Practice: Day 2 Recap - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

UConn football: Counting on a big return - Journal Inquirer

Panthers have depth to fill big holes in defensive line - PPG

NCAA wants to talk to Bryce Brown about Tennessee's recruiting practices under Lane Kiffin - ESPN

Marist, James Madison and the Lawsuit That Could Change College Coaching - NCAABB FanHouse

Corey Fisher (Might Have) Scored 105 Points in Summer League Game - NCAABB FanHouse

What's On Tap:

Football: Fan Day Set For Aug. 22 - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Fan Day activities will begin at 2 p.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Gates will open at 1:45 p.m.

MAC to Host Summer Blitz - MSNsportsNET.Com
They're having a tour to introduce Oliver Luck around the state.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This Week in Body Painting - Playboy Edition:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a model, actress and a native of Odessa, Texas, who attended the high school made famous in Friday Night Lights (the movie), Permian High. Here's Kim Smith.


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