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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (11/7/12) Edition

Hoops exhibition win over Glenville, Holgorsen presser, OSU previews, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Bob Huggins, Juwan Staten and Dana Holgorsen in Wednesday's Gold and Blue Now.

Sugar Bowl in New Orleans to be site of new Champions Bowl, sources - ESPN
The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans will be the site of the new Champions Bowl between the SEC and Big 12, sources told ESPN.

Dana Holgorsen News Conference - WVU Athletics
Transcript here, video embedded below

The Numerical, Week 10: Fast starts, sudden endings and lost mojo -
Texas A&M starts with sprints, West Virginia misplaces its mojo, and Army is THIS CLOSE to the trophy.

Leach V. Holgorsen: The Final Edition - Football Study Hall
How dedicated have opponents been to the four-man rush against West Virginia? During regulation time this past Saturday, the Horned Frogs brought more than four pass rushers just one single time.

Rifle Remains No. 1 - WVU Athletics
For the fifth straight week, the West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll

Pro Football Update - WVU Athletics
Fifteen former West Virginia University football players are currently on NFL rosters

News of Note:


Oklahoma State QB carousel continues: Clint Chelf up next? -
The Cowboys may start their third quarterback of the 2012 season as Clint Chelf will split practice snaps with Wes Lunt before Mike Gundy decides who will start against West Virginia.

Similar systems - Register-Herald
WVU coaches very familiar with OSU

Holgorsen helped ignite two programs' rises - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Even if the Cowboys win Oklahoma State may have to, at least in part, thank Dana Holgorsen.

Oklahoma State braced for return of Holgorsen - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
It’s been highly publicized throughout the year as to what is the weakness of the West Virginia football team.

Mirror, mirror on the wall ... - Charleston Gazette
OSU was Holgorsen’s previous stop, and Cowboys sure look familiar

Holgorsen set to meet former team - Times West Virginian
There is, however, some question as to whether or not Holgorsen learned more from Gundy than Gundy learned from him.

West Virginia's Holgorsen taking on the offense he built - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
He installed the offense at Oklahoma State that he runs at West Virginia, and has found watching game tape this week to be a little eerie.

Alston: 'I Heard I Wasn't Tough' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"I heard I had vaginitis."

Oklahoma State's Randle draws impressive comparisons - Charleston Daily Mail
But at this point in his career, Thurman was effective in the same areas Joseph Randle is."

WVU to face league’s top runner - Inter-Mountain
Junior running back Joseph Randle leads the Big 12 Conference in rushing, averaging 116 yards per game.

Football Player Quotes - WVU Athletics
Mountaineer players addressed members of the media on Tuesday night.

Video: Football Interviews 11/6 - BGN
Alston, Coach Dawson, Geno & Francis

WVU Offensive Video Interviews: Oklahoma State Week - WVillustrated
Jenkins, Coach Dawson, Geno & Alston

WVU Defensive Video Interviews: Oklahoma State Week - WVillustrated
Bruce, Coach DeForest, Francis & Clarke

Mark Schlabach's Upset Pick Of The Week - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Despite West Virginia's 3 game losing skid, Mark Schlabach likes the Mountaineers to upset Oklahoma State on the road this week (Saturday, 3:30 ET - ABC).


Mountaineers Defeat Glenville State - WVU Athletics
Deniz Kilicli scores 19 in exhibition win.

Huggins Sour Despite Blowout - WVMETRONEWS.COM
The 95-53 exhibition shellacking of Glenville State was minutes old when coach Bob Huggins did some shellacking of his own in West Virginia's locker room.

Huggins has experience returning - Charleston Daily Mail
And yet Huggins was somewhat upset with the performance.

WVU Shows There Is Work To Be Done Vs. GSU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
''I've got some guys that if they can't play harder than what they played (Tuesday), I really don't need them to play,'' Huggins said. Video: Glenville State Postgame
Huggs, Turk, Staten & Humphrey

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Turk, Staten, Rutledge & Humphrey

West Virginia-Glenville State Highlights - YouTube
Highlights from West Virginia's 95-53 victory over Glenville State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the WVU Coliseum

4-Year Transfers New Trend in College Hoops - WVU Athletics
Switching schools is becoming the new trend.

Photos: WVU 95, Glenville State 53 - WVMETRONEWS.COM

PHOTOS: WVU Beats Glenville State in Exhibition - WVillustrated


A look at last 4 WVU recruiting classes - Charleston Gazette
However, many are voting for a more simplistic mandate: WVU doesn't have enough quality athletes.

Cogdell leader in WVU’s Florida connection - Register-Herald
Cogdell said, “I certainly love coaching. That’s what I really enjoy doing.”

Around the League (and Beyond):

Bears look to ride momentum to Norman for rematch - Waco Tribune

Douglas trying to get Stokes to be more aggressive - Ames Tribune

KU wide receivers, quarterbacks equal culprits in passing game struggles - Lawrence Journal World

Sooners & Nebraska To Renew Rivalry With Home-And-Home Series Starting 2021 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Kye Staley granted one more year of eligibility - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

Harsin: "I see Magic" in Mike Davis - Burnt Orange Nation

Mack Brown: Horns down disrespectful, should be evaluated by league - Burnt Orange Nation

Game Week #10: TCU vs. #2 Kansas State - Frogs O' War

Stats that Matter | Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Viva The Matadors

Alabama, Oregon, BCS debate top college football Power Rankings - Andy Staples -

BMOC salutes the Oregon Ducks, the Heisman race and more - ESPN

Videos of Interest:

WVU defeated the Glenville Pioneers in their only exhibition game this season at the WVU Coliseum.

Head Coach Dana Holgorsen shares his thoughts during his weekly press conference as the Mountaineers prepare to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on November 10.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

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