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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Monday (1/14/13) Edition

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Draft notes, notes on the football coaching staff hires, hoops notes, Big 12 roundup & more

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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 Ybor Gold Amber Lager, in honor of today's Miss Throwdown.

What You May Have Missed:

NFL Mock Draft 2013: All-Rutgers/West Virginia players for Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
Greg Schiano loves Rutgers players and he loves West Virginia players, for two very different reasons.

Jay Rockefeller and Mountaineer Football - WVU Athletics
Rockefeller played a big role in the development of WVU football.

Schmitt's Saloon Opening in Morgantown - WVillustrated
Runaway Beer Truck opening a music venue, restaurant and bar back in his old college town.


News of Note:

Time could be right for WVU freshman Harris - Charleston Gazette
If Eron Harris can be faulted for anything, it might be bad timing.

Mountaineers running out of time to improve - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia stands in the middle of a season that's leaned in many different directions already.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Staten and Huggins need to make up - Times West Virginian
West Virginia played the entire 40 minutes without its starting point guard Juwan Staten, who not only happens to be the man you would want with the ball in his hands on the last possession to either shoot or pass, but who serves as one of your team captains.

New WVU hire makes Dawson QB coach - Charleston Daily Mail
Human resources must complete standard background checks before the hirings can be approved and announced, though that should happen this week.

WVU, Tony Gibson and the Magic 8 Ball - Connect Bridgeport
The ultimate question is will it work? I have no idea. Even the Magic 8 Ball tells me to ask again later.

Uncertain future ahead for WVU offense - Daily Athenaeum
Throughout their time in Morgantown, the electrifying trio of playmakers rewrote the WVU record books, setting nearly every single-season and career record possible in their respective positions.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Final in Waco: Baylor Bears 51, TCU Horned Frogs 40 - Our Daily Bears

Iowa State Shoots Down Texas 82-62 in Ames - Burnt Orange Nation

Kansas Struggles Early But Knocks Off Texas Tech - Rock Chalk Talk

Oklahoma Improves To 2-0 In Conference With 77-68 Win Over Oklahoma St. - Crimson And Cream Machine

RPI Watch: 1.13.13 - Bring On The Cats

Casey Pachall is a Horned Frog Again - Frogs O' War


What's On Tap:

Baylor Bears vs. (6) Kansas Jayhawks - Preview - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Allen Fieldhouse on ESPN as part of Big Monday


Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a former Miss Florida. CLICK HERE for a bonus video and CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jessica Rafalowski.