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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tuesday (8/9/11) 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 Heavy Seas Holy Sheet.

Day 3 of practice (first practice with shoulder pads) is in the books and the biggest news was Coach Holgorsen announcing the intentions of running back Daquan Hargrett to transfer. We also have a couple of player feature stories and a couple basketball bits as well.

What You May Have Missed:

Head Coach Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
Head coach Dana Holgorsen talks about Monday's practice.

Football: Coach Holgorsen Press Conference - MSNsportsNET.Com
Transcript for those unable to watch the video

Relationship of coaches due to familiarity of job - Charleston Daily Mai
Huggs and Holgorsen already have become fast friends and personally, I think having Huggs to talk and relate to will only increase Holgorsen's chances of success

Jack Bogaczyk: WVU football program is bigger than any coach - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU is one of only 4 major programs to have won at least 9 games in each of the last 6 years, despite being one of only 4 BCS schools with 3 head coaches in the last 5 years.

West Virginia Mountaineers 2011 Football Schedule Preview: Non-Conference Opponents - SB Nation Pittsburgh

WVU Guard Truck Bryant Showing Senior Leadership -
Being one of only four returning players to a team, Bryant is stepping up

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews -
The WVU Women's Basketball team is on its way overseas. The Mountaineers are heading to France and Italy during their trip. Interviews with Head Coach Mike Carey, Asya Bussie and Jess Harlee.

News of Note:

WVU Back Daquan Hargrett Leaving Mountaineers -
"He’s decided to move on," said Holgorsen. "He came in and talked to me this morning and wants to play and feels like he’s got a better opportunity to go somewhere else and play. I’m not sure where. We’re going to work with him. Good kid, great kid, done everything we’ve asked him to do – I’ll help him go wherever he wants to go just so he can go play football."

Day Three Recap: Hargrett To Transfer - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Short recap and photo gallery

Sights And Sounds: Practice Day 3 - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU football notebook: Millard’s presence has pushed Smith to keep improving - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's notebook

Quick Hits: WVU Training Camp Day 3 -
Coyle's Notebook

Perfect Pairing - MSNsportsNET.Com
That would be Geno and Holgorsen...a match made in...wait for it...Almost Heaven

Clarke carrying fumble rap - Charleston Gazette
He knows he has the reputation and is working to get better and put the issue in the past

Austin the answer on punt returns? - Charleston Gazette
WVU hasn't had a PR for a TD since 2006

Jenkins Trying To Stay Positive - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article and audio interview

Around the League (and Beyond):

Q&A with John Marinatto - Big East Blog - ESPN

A better look at the new Louisville football uniforms - Card Chronicle
The second picture is priceless

Darrin Williams Carreer is Over; Jameel Poteat and Akise Teague Step Into The Breech - Down The Drive (Cinci)

Practice Roundup: Dontae Aycock And Brandon Wilkinson Leave Edition - Voodoo Five

Syracuse Football Practice Day 3: Lightning Crashes - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Still No Decision About UConn's Starting Quarterback - Hartford Courant

Rutgers continues to beat the heat in practice - Star Ledger

Pitt Media Day Or How Many Times Will Todd Graham Say "High Octane" - Cardiac Hill
Their own media day? Seriously? WTF?

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.

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:

This is a little dated, but it shows the program Coach Roberts founded (and had to give up due to NCAA rules):

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I present the "Michael Bay Epic Spinning Shot Supercut" Shit just got real!!

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Priscilla Monroe (click on her picture for today's gallery).

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