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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (12/10/12) Edition

Hoops notes, CB Coach Roberts let go, football awards, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Now we recap the weekend of WVU Basketball with Bob Huggins, Kevin Noreen and Mike Carey.

Give women’s basketball a shot - Daily Athenaeum
But the point is every game on the schedule is an opportunity show up and see a talented team representing West Virginia University.

WVU's Austin Eighth in Heisman Voting - WVillustrated
West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin did not make it to New York City for the presentation of the 2012 Heisman Trophy, but he did finish in the top 10 of the voting. Austin placed eighth in the nation.

2012 Freshman All-American Team -
Karl Joseph and Isaiah Bruce made the cut

CCM’s 2012 All Big 12 Offense Selections - Crimson And Cream Machine
Tavon, Stedman and Madsen got nods here

Former WVU OL Barclay Solid in First NFL Start - WVillustrated
Packers get a lift from rookie Mountaineer Barclay, who makes a strong case to hold onto the job.

News of Note:


Roberts Fired - BGN
Daron Roberts confirmed to in a text message on Saturday afternoon that he was fired by WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Mountaineer cornerbacks coach fired - Charleston Gazette
The process of addressing West Virginia's woeful pass defense before next season has begun before this one ends.

WVU assistant Roberts let go - Times West Virginian
West Virginia University has made cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts the fall guy for its 2012 pass defense failures

Fight Mars 1992 Syracuse Game - WVU Athletics
It's been 20 years since the big fight versus Syracuse.


WVU’s Huggins is a fan of old rivalries - Times West Virginian
Coach Bob Huggins believes West Virginia University should continue to play Pitt, Virginia Tech and Duquesne University in men’s basketball.

Noreen shows he does belong - Register-Herald
Sophomore forward once had doubts that he could play at West Virginia

HERTZEL COLUMN: Will Gerun be the next Kevin Jones? - Times West Virginian
“He doesn’t know what those other guys know, obviously. From a knowledge standpoint, it’s hard.”

Around the League (and Beyond):

A message for fans of college football worldwide - Our Daily Bears
This is cool

Familiarity won’t necessarily help ISU in bowl game - Ames Tribune

Kansas Rolls Over Colorado 90-54 - Rock Chalk Talk

With or without Heisman, Klein's legacy secure - Topeka Capital Journal

It's Official, Sooners Will Face The Heisman Winner In Cotton Bowl - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Cowboys' Mike Gundy says he intends to stay - ESPN

Coaching Rumors: Manny Diaz to Florida International? - Burnt Orange Nation

FSU Interested in Randy Shannon? - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech Head Football Coaching Candidates: Kingsbury, Morris and Venables Lead Pack? - Viva The Matadors


Video of Interest:

Highlights from WVU's victory over St. Bonaventure.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

The 2012 Silent Night game was Friday:

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