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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (8/19/10) Edition

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I haven't had a chance to listen/watch yet, but it sounds like Stew got a bit testy when explaining the situation of freshman Jeremy Johnson yesterday. I like it. Don't think the players don't take note of this kind of thing either. I've got a picture of freshman OL Quinton Spain that you have to see, along with the usual full coverage that you've grown used to. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Twitter. Time to jump...

T-minus 16 and counting

What You May Have Missed:

VIDEO: Bill Stewart and Chris Beatty address the media following Day 11 of WVU's fall camp - WVillustrated.com
Full videos from the daily presser yesterday

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Mountaineer Report: Johnson's Back On Day 11 - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

2010 West Virginia Mountaineers Preview - AthlonSports.com

Need Motivation? 5 Pre-Game Speeches To Get You Into Ass Kicking Mode - Caveman Circus
They've included 2 from WVU, though the first one is by "he who shall not be named"

WVU freshman offensive lineman Quinton Spain practices in shoulder pads for the first time since joining the Mountaineers on Monday - West Virginia Illustrated's Photos/Facebook
Good grief he's humongous!!

Luck: Zero tolerance - Parkersburg News and Sentinel

About this Oliver Luck fellow ... - 'Eers to the Ground
I completely agree with Mr. Dunlap's conclusion at the bottom

Need Motivation? 5 Pre-Game Speeches To Get You Into Ass Kicking Mode - Caveman Circus
They've included 2 from WVU, though the first one is by "he who shall not be named"

Johnson Candidate for Lowe’s Award - MSNsportsNET.Com

'Squeegee' ready to clean up at West Virginia - NY Post
Seems that Danny Jennings has a new nickname

News of Note:

Quick Hits - Day 11: Notes and photos from Wednesday's practice in Morgantown - WVillustrated.com

Stew's Views: Fall Camp Day 11 - BGN

Wednesday Camp Report - MSNsportsNET.Com

Chris Beatty: Having Talent And Depth - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Video

UPDATE: Jeremy Johnson Returns To Practice - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes 2 pictures

Bill Stewart explains Jeremy Johnson coming back - 'Eers to the Ground

Jeremy Johnson Is Not Alone - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Hoppy's Commentary

WVU coaches happy to have freshman QB back - Charleston Daily Mail

Big East Conference Report - SI.com

All-Big East Team - Photos - SI.com
WVU well represented here at #3, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22 & 25

Surprised by opportunity, Bowers hopes to seize it - Charleston Gazette
That's right, don't let 'em assume anything and keep 'em competing with each other. Personally, I thought that was 1/2 the problem last year...no one on the bench to push these guys for PT.

West Virginia Notebook: Johnson rejoins team at practice - PPG
and a bit about Tavon as well

Johnson back with Mountaineers - Times West Virginian
Hertzel's Notebook

WVU notebook: Freshman quarterback Johnson returns - Charleston Gazette

If Devine goes down, Sanders might not be plugged in - Charleston Gazette

Competition In The Backfield - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery and video

VIDEOS: Player interviews including Geno Smith, Cole Bowers, Donnie Barclay, and Brodrick Jenkins - WVillustrated.com

WVU's Brunetti 'still not out' of QB race - Charleston Daily Mail

McCartney catching on with WVU - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Setting the over/under on wins in Big East - ESPN

More fun with Big East over/unders - ESPN

Recruiting:

2010 Football: Davie preview - Salisbury Post
Includes news on WVU commit Jared Barber

Dominion RB Deandre Reaves commits to West Virginia - Washington Post

Around the League (and Beyond):

UC defense makes statement in scrimmage - Cincinnati Enquirer

Skip Holtz's Quest For Versatile Players - Voodoo Five

Tom Jurich takes you on a tour of the expanded Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Card Chronicle
We get much closer over here Mike....I make sure of that (see below)

Freshman linebacker Marquis Spruill might earn starting role on Syracuse University defense - Post Standard

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano debating whether to play true freshman quarterback Chas Dodd this season - Star Ledger

Endres, Kuraczea Suspended - Hartford Courant

Offense disappointing in second scrimmage - PPG

You need to see this - The UConn Blog

The Biggest Winner Of BYU Going Independent? The Big East - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Mountain West Conference extends invitations to Nevada, Fresno State - ESPN

Nebraska's Bo Pelini bars media access for 3 days - SI.com

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

What's On Tap:

WVU AD Luck to make stop in Beckley today - Register-Herald
The Summer Blitz is rolling along...stops also scheduled today for Bluefield, Logan and Summersville. The tour concludes tomorrow with stops in Elkins and Clarksburg.

Women's Soccer Opens Season - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Against No. 13th Penn State this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Stadium.

Videos of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:

I'm a big fan of the racer-back...go figure.

I like Kelly Brook's way of thinking...I wish all hot actresses followed her reasoning and did the same.

Cheerleader Gallery of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another in the long line of Brazilian's to grace this spot. She's done work for many magazines, including Sports illustrated's famed Swimsuit Issue. Here's Raica Oliveira.


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