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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (9/23/10) 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 Adnams Broadside, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

I sincerely apologize for the lack of commentary today. Your coverage today focuses on LSU's Patrick Peterson. Who, depending on what you choose to believe, could be another Mardy Gilyard or even Deion Sanders. Neither comparisons bode well for WVU, but, we shall see. All of the usual is inside for your perusal. I will be starting weekly Game Watch posts tomorrow, so if you know of one and haven't yet, email me the details. 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. See you after the jump...

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Report for Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Blurb and video of the Statewide Sportsline show from last night

LSU Game Notebook - MSNsportsNET.Com

Preview: WVU vs LSU - BGN

Jim Hawthorne: LSU Play-By-Play Broadcaster -
"Hawthorne talks to the sportsline gang about this Satruday Night match up and what Mountaineer fans can expect to see in Tiger Country."

Big East predictions: Week 4 - ESPN

Back on the Road - MSNsportsNET.Com
Truck Bryant is profiled

Men's Basketball: Tickets to Go on Sale Monday - MSNsportsNET.Com

Jarrett Brown Works Out For Steelers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"However, head coach Mike Tomlin says the Steelers won't sign either. They won't even sign one to the practice squad."

Chuck Landon: 'Hand-Shake Gate' heats up WVU, MU rivalry - Herald Dispatch
Good grief...LET IT DIE!!!!!!

News of Note:

Coach expects LSU to test secondary - Charleston Gazette
Who wouldn't at this point?

A Little Assistants Please -

Mountaineers Look to Represent BIG EAST in Showdown Against LSU -

Will WVU be blue on the bayou? - Charleston Daily Mail
Blue on Blue...on the road

Large 'Death Valley' crowd won't faze West Virginia - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Underdog 'Eers Ready for a Bayou Brawl - EerSports

WVU-LSU: It's Hard Not to Think About What Might Have Been - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

LSU defense will test the Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
We get it, WVU will be tested...the environment, LSU's D, LSU's O, LSU's ST

WVU football Q&A answers 9.23.10 - 'Eers to the Ground
...and his usual Thursday chat has been re-scheduled for Friday at noon

SB Nation Pittsburgh Top Five: Reasons WVU Could Shock LSU - SB Nation Pittsburgh

Is this Saturday's most pivotal player? - 'Eers to the Ground

Video: Big East's big matchups - ESPN
Patrick Peterson...again

Peterson draws rave reviews from WVU - Times West Virginian
Sounds to me like a Mardy Gilyard type, but on D

Will WVU ‘dare’ to kick to LSU star? - Register-Herald
Not if they're as smart as we all hope.

WVU weary of Peterson - Inter-Mountain
From all these reports, he's sounding more like Deion Sanders

Lonnie Galloway: Patrick The Great -

West Virginia, LSU hope they have the 'lucky' 7 - PPG
Both Noel and Peterson wear #7, btw

Maryland In Depth Analysis -
Noel vs. the Terps

What does the future hold for Austin? - Charleston Gazette
WR or RB?

Wide Receiver Tavon Austin - Mountaineer TV

Berry’s focus on upcoming contest - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

State recruit visits TCU, suspensions and nuggets - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

EerNotes: Sept. 22 - EerSports

From the Enemy Camp:

And The Valley Shook
The SBNation LSU blog...check back here often for more enemy news. I reiterate: These guys seem really cool, so please don't treat them like we do Pitt, Maryland, Marshall, etc fans.

2010 Preview Update: West Virginia - And The Valley Shook

Les Miles Teleconference -

Carrying the banner -

LSU Notebook for September 23, 2010 -
Another Peterson is coming back from injury

West Va. looks to 'Devine' guidance - News Star

Around the League (and Beyond):

2010 Big East Fearless Picks: Sept 25 -
Our game isn't even mentioned, much less the Game of the Week. What gives?

Big East: Want Respect? Follow Pitt's Schedule Lead - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
He's got a point

Big East Stumbles Toward Scary Non-Conference Weekend - NCAAFB FanHouse

This Week, The Onus Is On the Big East - Pre-Snap Read

Big East or Big Least? -

Syracuse Football Stats, Rankings & Other Whatnot - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Louisville TE Cameron Graham making a good name - Courier-Journal

Bulls notes: Holtz expects tough offense from WKU - Tampa Tribune

Rutgers wary of North Carolina's second-string secondary - Star Ledger
Leave it to Rutgers to worry about guys on the bench

Pitt, Miami mirror one another - PPG
Is that good or bad?

Losses rankle QB Collaros - Cincinnati Enquirer
He should see what they do to our fanbase.

UConn Coach Randy Edsall Says Players Need To Step Up - Hartfort Courant

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Women's Soccer: WVU Opens BIG EAST Season - MSNsportsNET.Com
They'll take on Marquette tonight in Milwaukee at 8 pm

(19) Miami Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight from the Ketchup Palace on ESPN and ESPN3. Panthers are getting 3.5.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a British actress, known for her roles on Hollyoaks and her appearance on Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack. Here's Gemma Merna.

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