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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Friday (4/8/11) Edition

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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 Ballast Point's Porter Black Marlin.

Spring Drills continue today and tomorrow for the WVU football team. After a week of almost dedicated coverage of the new offense (probably rightly so), we're finally getting some news on the defensive side of the ball. Not to worry, there's still plenty of coverage of the offense to sate you. Have a great weekend everyone!!

What You May Have Missed:

Coaches "Chalk Talk" Set - MSNsportsNET.Com
The event, part of this year’s Gold-Blue Spring Game festivities, will take place at the Waterfront Place Hotel on Friday, April 29, at 4 p.m., and will feature former Mountaineer head coaches Bobby Bowden, Jim Carlen, Frank Cignetti and Don Nehlen.

WVU Moves Up In Director's Cup - MSNsportsNET.Com
Up to #20

Beilein Pays Another $300K To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Thank you sir! May we have another?

News of Note:

No Rush To Name RB Starter - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU running backs must be versatile - Charleston Daily Mail

Feigt(ing) For Playing Time - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Curtis Feigt is making the transition to OL

WVU's Bruce Irvin seeks well-rounded game - Big East Blog - ESPN
Article and video interview

WVU Defense Tries to Replace Starters -
Do or do not; there is no try

WVU frosh has great pedigree - Charleston Gazette
LB Jewone Snow is profiled

Turning the Corner - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Assessing the CB situation. Includes audio with Coach Lockwood.

Leader Emerging - BGN
Intro and link to video interview with Coach Lockwood

Keith Tandy Becoming a Leader on Defense -
That's right....The Tandy

Friends fight for starting corner spot - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Out With the New, In With the Old - MSNsportsNET.Com

Assistant Coach Shannon Dawson - Mountaineer TV
Assistant coach Shannon Dawson talks about the installation of the new offense.


Sam Lebbie Looking for Family Atmosphere -

Around the League (and Beyond):

Adjective SURVIVOR! Season Two: Jim Burr Edition - Anonymous Eagle
The Marquette blog is looking for a word to describe Mr. Burr

UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Indicates He Will Return - Hartford Courant

Providence Pursuing Wake's Jeff Battle - Friar Basketball: PC Hoops For All
An assistant who's a prolific recruiter

Bad day for UC’s defense - Cincinnati Enquirer

Charles Gaines moved from wide receiver to cornerback - Card Chronicle

Defense rises up on Day 11 of Syracuse University football practice - Post Standard

Pitt appears to have depth at tight end - PPG
Isn't it great to have depth at tight end for a spread offense?

Notre Dame wants more time to discuss Sullivan fine with Indiana -
A school with the kind of money they have at their disposal is quibbling over $77,500

Penn State's New Uniforms Will Hurt Their Program - With Leather
Penn State will wear new unis this fall, and as you can see from the images above, the changes are next to pointless

Video of Interest:

Videos of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Esquire's latest Sexiest Woman Alive title holder. Here's today's gallery and video of 30 Rock actress, Katrina Bowden.

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