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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Wednesday (8/8/12) Edition


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Today we're heavy on player interviews, as a selected group was made available after yesterday's practice. There's also a few player features and WVU has a true freshman that's becoming a media and team favorite already. We've got several updates from WVUPros, your daily Big 12 roundup and more...

What You May Have Missed:

Tyler Anderson and Jared Barber discuss the Mountaineers defensive depth and Dana Holgorsen talks about an old play-calling trick in the Big 12.

WVU honor, a missed headache and Big 12-PSU transfers - Charleston Gazette
Vingle's Notebook

Seahawks Hope Bruce Irvin Can Be A Dual Threat On Defense - WVU Pros
We could see Irvin crushing receivers as well as quarterbacks with the Seahawks.

J.T. Thomas Working With Second-Team Linebackers For the Bears - WVU Pros
J.T. Thomas is very happy to be able to practice again after sitting out last season with the Bears.

Alex Ruoff On His Way Back To Belgium - WVU Pros
After recovering from a torn ACL, Alex Ruoff is on his way back to Europe.

News of Note:

Holgorsen Pleased With Rookie Crop - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Contributions are sought from frosh

'Squirt' just one of several WVU freshmen who will play - Charleston Gazette
Jordan Thompson has made huge strides as far as gaining weight and muscle are concerned since arriving at West Virginia just eight months ago.

Thompson takes a hit with pride - Charleston Daily Mail
He's a relentless and resilient competitor, a kid who gets popped, but reminds you he caught the ball

WVU Still Looking For Depth On Offensive Line - WVillustrated
Coach Bedenbaugh is more optimistic he will find depth on the line than he was following spring practices.

WVU QB just wants to win - Martinsburg Journal
"I don't think about trophies. I just want to win games for the program."

Preparing For The Worst - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Feature and video interview with Paul Millard

Petteway adjusts to a new spot - Charleston Daily Mail
He's a "Sam" linebacker now, right in the middle of the field

Rowell With The Punches - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Feature and video interview with the Mountaineer Linebacker

Pressure part of life for kickers - Times West Virginian
To that end both Bitancurt and Smith have a new special teams coach in Joe DeForest, a master of the special teams.

Zen & the Art of Motor Function Maintainence - BGN
Feature on kicker/punter Corey Smith

Football: Player Quotes -
Jordan Thompson, Tavon, Madsen , Pat Miller, Isaiah Bruce, & Rigg


Video: WVU Football Interviews 8/7 - BGN
Two West Virginia wide receivers share their thoughts from opposite ends of the experience spectrum as the Mountaineers continue through fall football camp.

VIDEO: Mountaineer Player Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Thompson, Austin, Madsen, Nehlen, Millard, Rowell, Anderson and Barber

WVU Football Player Interviews On Day Five Of Training Camp - WVillustrated
Corey Smith, Tavon, Nehlen, Madsen, Rigg and Isaiah Bruce

MORE WVU Football Player Interviews On Day Five Of Training Camp - WVillustrated
Jordan Thompson, Millard, Pat Miller, Karl Joseph and Shaq Rowell

Isaiah Bruce - Mountaineer TV
Linebacker Isaiah Bruce talks about the drills the team is working on, and what they need to focus on for competition in the Big 12 conference.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Waco City Council Unanimously Re-Approves $35 Million Funding for Baylor Stadium - Our Daily Bears

Shontrelle Running With New Purpose -

Kansas Jayhawk Football Roster Breakdown: The Quarterbacks - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State safety Zimmerman earned starting spot through perseverance - Kansas City Star

2012 Sooner Football: What We Do And Don't Know About The Running Backs - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State center has 'no regrets' - Tulsa World

Year in the life, development of Texas Longhorns QB David Ash - ESPN

College notes: TCU's James Dunbar out because of academics - Star Telegram

Red Raider Gridiron | OC Neal Brown and WR Coach Tommy Mainord Discuss Offense - Double-T Nation

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

I suddenly feel Olympic fever

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Dutch VS Angel. HERE'S today's gallery of Bregje Heinen.