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Day 4 of fall camp is in the books and the competition at running back is heating up. Some of the other player features to look for today include spotlights on the OL, WR Ivan McCartney and QB Paul Millard. Bruce has been named to another preseason watch list and the WVU Athletic Department is losing a key member. I've also found a radio interview that Coach Holgorsen did recently. All this and more...
What You May Have Missed:
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen briefs media following Tuesday's practice.
Football: Coach Holgorsen Press Conference - MSNsportsNET.Com
Transcript for those that can't access the video
"ON CAMPUS" - Dana Holgorsen - WVU - YouTube
247sports radio's "on campus" with Bill King talks Mountaineer football with WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen
ESPN.com Preseason Power Rankings - ESPN
WVU checks in at #19
Video: Top 25: No. 19 West Virginia - Big East Blog - ESPN
ESPN bloggers, including Andrea Adelson, preview the Mountaineers' season.
Preseason bowl projections - Rivals.com
A way too early look...they have the good guys against Florida St in the Orange
Football: Irvin Named to Watch List - MSNsportsNET.Com
Bruce Irvin has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2011 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award
WVU football: Irvin and defense often face inquiries about the offense - Charleston Daily Mail
He and the other defensive players (somewhat surprisingly) don't mind constantly being asked about the offense by people on the street
Marshall Game Close to Sell Out - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Single game ticket sales for West Virginia's football game against Marshall have been suspended. But, that doesn't mean the game is sold out. The best way to order tickets is online. Wells says about 75 percent of all sales on Monday were made over the internet at wvugame.com.
Bob Huggins Hopes His WVU Team Bonds in Italy - WVillustrated.com
He says that this is an experience these guys will probably talk about for the rest of their lives.
News of Note:
Camp Holgorsen: Roberts leads at RB - BGN
Ivan the Not-So-Brash and other camp notes - Charleston Gazette
Also: Dunlap updates on the safeties, Dawson gives a progress report on the receivers, some notes on the RBs and more
WVU football notebook: Holgorsen marketing a tryout for walk-ons - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza also focuses on the practice content and schedule in this latest notebook
Quick Hits: WVU Training Camp Day 4 - WVillustrated.com
Day Four Recap:Competition At Running Back - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and gallery
Day Four: These dummies don’t stand a chance - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Casazza recaps practice and details the loss of Niles Eggleston from the Mountaineer Athletic Club, WVU's athletic fundraising arm
WVU’s Austin may have dual role - Register-Herald
Increased return duties look to be added to his responsibilities
Bring On The Quarterbacks - WVMETRONEWS.COM
To find out more about the Mountaineers' quarterback situation and how Smith and Millard are doing watch the video included
WVU's Millard hungry for playing time - Charleston Gazette-
True-freshman QB’s mindset: I can compete for the No. 1 job
WVU’s McCartney turned to famous cousin for advice during rough time - Times West Virginian
Re-focused and re-energized, McCartney is working to get into a starting role
The Beef is Back - MSNsportsNET.Com
The appearance of big OL at WVU is becoming the norm again
Deja vu for Nitro linemen - Charleston Gazette
New WVU offense looks familiar to Rader, Snodgrass
HERTZEL COLUMN: Size does matter for Mountaineers’ Quinton Spain - Times West Virginian
Most people work a month to lose 12 pounds, maybe two months. He lost it in two hours.
WVU's Spain getting used to life on the right side - Charleston Gazette
After shedding 30 lbs, the big left-hander is being asked to play right tackle for the first time ever
VIDEO: WVU Football Interviews - WVillustrated.com
Urban, Rader, Eain Smith and Garvin
Video: Football Interviews 8/9 - BGN
Coach Dunlap, Coach Dawson, Ivan McCartney, Pat Miller and Eain Smith
Cornerback Pat Miller - Mountaineer TV
Pat Miller talks about how the defense has been adjusting to the new offense.
Snag, stick, and the importance of triangles (yes, triangles) in the passing game - Smart Football
For the x's and o's guys out there
Around the League (and Beyond):
Louisville kicker Chris Philpott says he's bigger, better - Courier-Journal
Yeah, 'cause kickers are the ones you always want to be bigger
Football Facilities - VUhoops.com
Last week the Villanova Football staff had it's first look at the inside of PPL Park, and the coaching staff came away impressed. - But they aren't the BE AD's making the decision, now, are they?
Andrew Luck, Big Ten expansion, more reasons to love 2011 season - SI.com
Coach Holgorsen is one of the reasons they list here.
What's On Tap:
Football: Single Game Tickets on Sale - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tickets can be purchased on-line at WVUGAME.com, by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or in person at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum.
Football: Fan Day Set for August 21 - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Fan Day activities will begin at 1 p.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m. Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans until 3 p.m.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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