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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (8/16/10) 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 Zlatý Bažant, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

Saturday marked the first officiated scrimmage for the Old Gold and Blue. Maybe the defense has been reading too much of their press, as they struggled a bit against the offense. Noel was, well...Noel. As always, full coverage is abundant inside. I apologize in advance if some of the player/coaches interview videos are kinda redundant (same content from different source). I don't get a chance to screen them all. Also, both soccer teams opened their pre-season camps as well. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, 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 Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Scrimmage Recap - MSNsportsNET.Com

Quick Hits - Day 8: Notes and Photos from WVU's first scrimmage of fall camp -

Mountaineers Scrimmage On Day Eight - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Gallery, Video and Article

Stewart unhappy with team's effort in first scrimmage - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Camp Stew: Defense struggles, offense thrives in Mountaineers' first scrimmage - Daily Athenaeum
Includes some photos

Bill Stewart: Day Seven Press Conference - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and Video link

Week 1 Training Camp Recap -

New Facility, New Attitude - MSNsportsNET.Com
Women's Soccer Practice Facility and Megan Mischler

Coach Marlon LeBlanc - Mountaineer TV

Photos: WVU Fall Football Camp VI - BGN

ESPN The Magazine's Top 25 college football teams - ESPN
#24 on this one

Despite Title IX, female athletes trail in aid - PPG

News of Note:

Stew's Views: Fall Camp Day Seven - BGN

Football: Bill Stewart, Dave Lockwood Quotes - MSNsportsNET.Com

DB Coach Dave Lockwood - Mountaineer TV

The 40 Package: WVU looks for solid defensive pressure up front in 2010 -

Big East has a lot of green under center - ESPN

Ranking the Big East quarterbacks - ESPN

QBs give WVU coaches plenty to think about - Charleston Gazette

First-Time Playing Experiences - MSNsportsNET.Com

Irvin stands out on defense during practice - Charleston Daily Mail

Irvin turns heads in scrimmage - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Necomer Irvin catching WVU coaches eyes - Inter-Mountain

Devine, Irvin bright spots in WVU scrimmage - Charleston Gazette

Braun battling for starting spot on line - Charleston Daily Mail

Berry leads D-Line - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column

Receivers may bring balance to WVU's offense - Charleston Daily Mail

The Proven Long Shot - MSNsportsNET.Com
Brad Starks

Wide Receiver Tavon Austin - Mountaineer TV

Wide Receiver Jock Sanders - Mountaineer TV

Cornerback Brandon Hogan - Mountaineer TV

Linebacker JT Thomas - Mountaineer TV

JT Thomas: Facing A Good Offense - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video with blurb

WVU’s Thomas at full strength - Inter-Mountain

Running Back Noel Devine - Mountaineer TV

Devine will not clam up - Register-Herald

Noel Devine: Working Things Out - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video with blurb

Defensive End Julian Miller - Mountaineer TV

Julian Miller: Working On His Craft - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video with blurb

Miller a dependable force for WVU defense - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Don Barclay: The Bright Side - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video link with blurb

Is Sands' time at WVU running out? - Charleston Gazette

Clarke's talent worthy of Kirelawich's tirade - Charleston Gazette

Clarke Gaining Confidence: Freshman defensive end making a name for himself in WVU's 40 package -

Stewart lauds Alston's toughness - Charleston Gazette

Coley White Competing for Time -

WVU Football Videos -
Multiple video options here

VIDEO: More player interviews from Day 6 of Fall Camp -
Kash, Thomas, Sands and Braun

Video: Friday's Four Downs - ESPN

WVU opens circus - Martinsburg Journal
Oh, witty, witty guy, you.

CFN Analysis - West Virginia, RichRod & NCAA - College Football News


In The Fold - BGN
"Dominion High School running back DeAndre Reaves committed to West Virginia over the weekend."

Cogdell still giving back to WVU - Times West Virginian

Around the League (and Beyond):

ESPN's GameDay is the Circus and the Beatles Rolled Into a Weekly Road Show - NCAAFB FanHouse

Key to University of Louisville football team's defense is undersized line - Courier-Journal

USF's Barrington biding his time - Tampa Tribune

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano could be looking at best defensive team of his tenure - Star Ledger
...and I could be the next Dalai Lama. Could be.

Sunday Football Update; Campbell Out For Season - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site

Connecticut Huskies given more time to respond to NCAA -

Orange football's air attack to use group effort - Post Standard

Pitt Football: Offense needs to be more consistent - PPG
No. No they don't.

UC DB has big shoes to fill - Cincinnati Enquirer

Stephenson arrested in Brooklyn - Cincinnati Enquirer
About those "character" issues...

Michigan's NCAA hearing on rules violations concludes -

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

Check out the kid on the stairs on the right of the screen!!

Decisions, Decisions Gallery of the Week:

Who ya got? Fox or Wilde?

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Slovak model who's appeared on Norway's Big Brother and in Penthouse and was even offered Pet of the Year, but had to decline do to visa problems. Here's Kyla Cole.

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