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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Thursday (8/25/11) Edition

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We have some background on the Jabarie Hinds situation and Huggs' reaction to it all. Also, the spotlight gets shone on the defensive line and secondary today, along with a bit more.

What You May Have Missed:

Better Late Than Never - BGN
Some background on the Jabarie Hinds situation

Sportsline: Bob Huggins On Jabarie Hinds - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and audio

WVU-Herd will separate men’s, women’s games - Charleston Gazette
The annual basketball doubleheader between West Virginia University and Marshall will become a two-night affair.

2012 BCS National Championship Game Ticket Reservations - Team Speed Kills
Team Speed Kills looks at the purchases of ticket reservations for the BCS National Championship Game to see what fans are putting their money where their mouth is.

News of Note:

Story lines to watch this season -
This one goes to 11, also (actually higher, but that's where WVU checks in)

Holgorsen’s system simpler than it sounds - Charleston Gazette
"It really is easy to learn,'' Roberts said. "I tell [the wide receivers], 'If you can't get this then you're going to have some issues in life.' "

WVU defensive line brings mix of experience and talent in 2011 - Daily Athenaeum
"Our deal here defensively has hinged on ‘do we have a good nose (tackle) or don't we,'" he said. "If we're going to play an odd front like we do, it always required a guy that could line up and be a good nose guard." The question Kirelawich has to answer is this: Who is capable of performing the role best?

Irvin wants to silence doubters in final season - Daily Athenaeum
"I want to do better than I did last year – of course I want to have more than 22 tackles," he said.

Rowell took the long road to WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Committed to Ohio State then played at Iowa Western Community College before making his way to WVU

Confident Bitancurt back kicking - Times West Virginian
How Tyler got his groove back

WVU football: Wake Forest transfer is determined to succeed - Charleston Daily Mail
I also suggest checking out the Fanpost by imabeast78 to familiarize yourself with what he's bringing to the Mountaineers

WVU Cornerbacks Ready to Continue Success in 2011 -
Tandy and Miller are poised to lead the Mountaineer secondary this fall

Learning to Be a Bandit - MSNsportsNET.Com
Freshman Shaq Petteway has worked some with the ones at bandit safety this fall when sophomore Darwin Cook was sidelined.

Defensive Back Shaq Petteway - Mountaineer TV
Defensive back Shaq Petteway talks about making the transition to the college game,and how he's adjusting to playing at safety.

Around the League (and Beyond):

The College Football Anti-Preview: Big East, The BCS' Mini Cooper -
EDSBS's Spencer Hall breaks down the BE for SBNation, fun is had by all...except UConn

Position Series: Linebackers | Louisville's Daniel Brown is a man on the move - Courier-Journal

Cincinnati Bearcats Football Season Ticket Sales Take A Dive In 2011 (It's Not As Bad As It Sounds) - Down The Drive
I think WVU sold as many in the first 2-4 weeks

Show Me Something: Kayvon Webster And The Secondary - Voodoo Five

Syracuse Football Preview, Offensive Line: Pugh, Chibane Lead Strongest Aspect Of 2011-'12 Orange - SB Nation New York

UConn has something special in Teggart - The Day newspaper

Rutgers closes out Greg Schiano's toughest summer camp - Star Ledger

It's not a snap for No. 1 center Turnley - PPG

NCAA delivers hard hit to Bruce Pearl - Sporting News
Finally they're punishing the ones who did the deeds, not the schools and kids

Mark Cuban's December invitational could improve college football - Andy Staples -

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Football: Single Game Tickets on Sale - MSNsportsNET.Com
Tickets can be purchased on-line at, by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or in person at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum.

'Countdown to Kickoff' celebration to welcome alumni, friends and families - WVUToday/Press Releases
The kickoff will take place on Aug. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center. The event will feature appearances by the WVU Pep Band, cheerleaders, Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell, and coaches, as well as food, drinks, raffles and games for children of all ages.

Kick Off Coal Bowl Weekend By Having A Fish Fry With Bob Huggins - The Smoking Musket
Bob Huggins will hold his first annual fish fry the evening before the kickoff off WVU's 2011 football season against Marshall. On September 2nd at the Waterfront Place Hotel, Huggins will host a fish fry to raise funds and awareness for The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, The Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund, and Remember the Miners Scholars Program. There will be players on hand from the 2010 Final Four team as well as other past Mountaineer greats.

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Miss Throwdown:

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