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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (10/7/13) Edition

More Baylor fallout, weekend varsity action, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

It has been interesting week for Oliver Luck - Times West Virginian
"My name gets kicked around for all sorts of jobs," Luck said, "and I have decided not to comment at all on job opportunities."

HERTZEL COLUMN: Bob Huggins’ charity closes in on $1M - Times West Virginian
Huggins, his brothers, sisters and father, Charlie, a well-known high school basketball coach, wanted to do something to honor her and her memory at the time.

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out Northern Illinois - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

West Virginia bounces back, defeats Texas Tech - Daily Anthenaeum
The West Virginia volleyball team responded from the loss against TCU Wednesday night by rallying to defeat Texas Tech 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19) in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday afternoon.

No. 1 Rifle Opens with Win - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened the 2013-14 season with a 4657-4648 win

Wearing the Jersey: Brittany Sample - WVU Athletics
Sophomore Brittany Sample has never feared facing a challenge. Whether setting for the WVU Volleyball team or working toward her degree in Industrial Engineering, the Dallas, Texas native is cherishing her time in Morgantown.

Furfari: QB Wyant called his own plays at WVU - Register-Herald
The late Art "Pappy" Lewis was the veteran head coach and Fred Wyant, who still resides in the Morgantown area (Star City), was the outstanding four-year starting quarterback.

News of Note:

Records fall in historic loss to Baylor - Charleston Daily Mail
Added up, the sum of WVU's flaws was a 73-42 loss to No. 17 Baylor, a school record for touchdowns and yards allowed and the most points allowed since a 130-0 loss to Michigan in 1904.

Plenty to work on after embarassing loss - Charleston Gazette
while there is no way to explain away such a dismal performance, there is a way to put it into context

Baylor blowout expected - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
So, Saturday night's blowout at Baylor may have been embarrassing, but when you truly step back and begin to analyze the season to this point, it was not surprising.

Blowout losses becoming a problem for West Virginia - Register-Herald
What I want to know is can Holgorsen have something go wrong — a couple turnovers, some big early plays — and fall behind against a good team and find a way to pull his team out of a hole?

Mountaineers use ‘panic offense’ - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Let's just throw the ball downfield 40 yards every play and hope something happens.

Mountaineer defense hits roadblock against BU - Daily Anthenaeum
Following West Virginia’s first four contests this season, it appeared on the surface that its beleaguered defense from 2012 had since recovered and even regained some confidence heading forward in 2013.

Baylor has 'best tempo and the best team' - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Baylor's domination began up front - Charleston Gazette
WVU notebook

Monday morning stock report - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor delivers a unit-by-unit evaluation from West Virginia's 73-42 loss at Baylor.

'Eer to Ear: WVU Throttled at Baylor - WVillustrated
Geoff Coyle reflects on the 73-42 loss in Waco Saturday evening as WVU takes a major step backward.

Pro News:

Pat White to tryout for the Buffalo Bills - ProsReport
Pat White may not be a free-agent for much longer.

Pat White Says It's Time to "Pull the Plug" - WVillustrated
His dissatisfaction is now public – again – and again you can bet the man at the center of his ire will say it has no impact on him or the program. It shouldn't. Holgorsen has plenty of other things to worry about as his team sits at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 with a week off before its next game. There are far bigger concerns than what a player more than four years removed from the program has to say about what is going on since he left.

D'or Fischer signed by the Washington Wizards - ProsReport
A defensive standout at WVU during the early 2000's, D'or Fischer has enjoyed a nice career playing basketball in Europe, most recently with BC Donetsk in Ukraine.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Team-By-Team Notes From Week Six In Big 12 Football - Big 12 Conference

Thoughts on Baylor's Mastery of All Things Bling - Our Daily Bears

We Are Iowa State - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas Football: Reviewing the Defensive Performance against Texas Tech - Rock Chalk Talk

Mistakes prove costly in Wildcats' loss - Manhattan Mercury

OU Defense Harkens Back To 2001 Florida State Game With Absurdly Dominant First Half Performance - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State report card: Cowboys' grades drastically improve in win over Kansas State - Oklahoman (autoplay)

David Ash Ruled Out for OU - Barking Carnival

TCU takes slow starts to new low before giving Oklahoma a game - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Tech RBs play their part in rout - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

College GameDay Final: Week 6 - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

Video of Interest:

Let's welcome the 2013 NCAA Rifle Team Champions - The West Virginia University Mountaineers!

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Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Canadian model who's done work for SI in the past. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Kim Cloutier.

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