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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (8/13/13) Edition

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Coach Holgorsen's presser, practice reports including an early quasi-depth chart, Shell is enrolled, soccer starts, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

IMG Adds 13 More Stations to Network - WVU Athletics
The new network for live WVU sports now has 35 affiliates.

Men's Hoops to Appear on Tip-Off Marathon - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia-Virginia Tech men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will tip at 1 p.m., and will be a part of ESPN’s 24-hour Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

Men's Soccer Travels to Arizona - WVU Athletics
Following one day of practice in Morgantown to kickoff the 2013 season, the WVU men’s soccer team is set to embark on an inaugural training trip on Tuesday afternoon to the Grande Sports Academy in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Furfari: Jerry West: Schools should consider paying athletes - Register-Herald
"The NCAA has critical powers and they have served their purpose to some degree. But I also think they need to reexamine when the kids go through school."

News of Note:

Dana Holgorsen: Practice Update 4 - WVU Athletics
Transcript and video here, video also embedded below

Dana Holgorsen, Kenny Chesney & Bear Bryant - DA Sports Blog
About fifteen minutes into Holgorsen’s press conference, Kenny Chesney’s song, ‘Boys of Fall’ circulated into the media room through the thin walls inside the Puskar Center.

Video blog: Day 10 - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
WVU goes live! Mike scribbles down primitive depth charts! Who is No. 40 in blue?

WVU faces tall task in Big 12 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph/AP
Here are five things to watch as West Virginia tries to keep up with the rest of the Big 12:

Returning players will key Mountaineer defense - Charleston Daily Mail
Holgorsen said unit will be 'dramatically different'

WVU Goes 11-on-11 In Monday Practice - BGN
For the first time since the start of camp, members of the media got the chance to see the West Virginia offense take on the defense in a short team session.

Fall Camp Practice Report: 8-12-13 -
In the 30-minute session open to the media, the Mountaineers switched up their typical practice routine, allowing the media to take in their first glimpse of live action in preparation for this anticipated season.

Position changes help with depth - Charleston Daily Mail
Holgorsen said at his news conference Monday linebacker Garrett Hope and center Stone Underwood have changed positions. Hope, a sophomore, is now a fullback while Underwood, a junior college transfer who had been at center, is now a guard.

West Virginia coach Holgorsen stays mum on position battles - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Holgorsen highlighted quarterback, cornerback and wide receiver as positions where plenty of dueling is still left before starters are named.

No decisions yet on position battles - Charleston Gazette
"Any time you have six more practices and a week of camp, things can change pretty drastically.

Scrimmage yields depth chart in action - WV MetroNews
Find out which QB ran with the first unit, which linebacker lined up in a strange spot and which cornerbacks got the nod.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Holgorsen’s offense is not easy to define - Times West Virginian
His offense, of course, has been christened the Air Raid offense and his passing yardage and completions break records wherever he is, which suggests a certain recklessness and daring in his approach to offense.

Hard to handicap QB derby - Charleston Gazette
that's what's going to separate the three - live reps in pressure situations

Holgorsen: Best decision-maker will win QB battle - Times West Virginian
"The quarterback who doesn’t make bad decisions and turn the ball over is going to be the guy," Coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday morning.

WVU looking for frontrunner at corner — yes, corner — back - Register-Herald
Holgorsen said the guys who win those two positions will be just as critical as the guy who wins the quarterback spot.

Flying under the radar - Inter-Mountain
Along with starting QB job, WVU has other spots to fill

Underwood shifts to guard, might redshirt - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen announced that junior college transfer Stone Underwood has shifted from center to guard and might utilize a redshirt season.

Mountaineers Searching for Next Big 12 Star - WVillustrated
WVU coaches begin situational work with players to find best fit for game day lineups.

Football Notebook - Defense - WVU Athletics
Two starting corners near the top of team's concerns.

WVU: The Replacements - Video - Campus Insiders
With Tavon Austin and Geno Smith leaving there are big shoes to fill. Find out which guys are gunning for their positions and who we think will emerge as West Virginia's star player.

Orlosky Eager for Challenges of Center - WVU Athletics
Redshirt freshman WVU's top snapper right now.

BGN Video: Full Scale Session - BGN
A look inside West Virginia's practice Monday - including an 11-on-11 session under all three quarterbacks.

Watch: Footage from WVU’s scrimmage - WV MetroNews
Check out the video as WVU went live during Monday's practice.

WATCH: WVU Runs Team Drills in Monday Practice - WVillustrated
See some first-team action from Monday night's drills with actual football from the Mountaineers.

PHOTOS: Yesterday's Practice for WVU Football - WVillustrated
Browse photos taken last night at West Virginia Football Training Camp practice.


Shell officially enrolled at West Virginia - On The Mountain/PPG
As of midday Saturday, Shell is listed as a general studies student on the West Virginia student directory.

Pro News:

Monday Camp Notes: A Little Rain Doesn’t Stop the Rams from Getting Their Pads Popping -
In the team’s daily routine of 1-on-1 drills between wide receivers and defensive backs in the red zone, WR Stedman Bailey stole the show as he finished the period in perfect form.

Postcards from training camp: St. Louis Rams - Video -
The MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King lands in Rams camp to check out St. Louis and its newest offensive weapon, Tavon Austin.

Rex Ryan of New York Jets jabs at West Virginia Mountaineers after story - ESPN New York
Rex Ryan reacted incredulously Monday when asked to comment on a newspaper story in which Geno Smith's former teammates at West Virginia criticized the leadership of last years team.

Don Barclay is making strong push to start at right tackle - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Green Bay Packers would be doing a disservice to themselves as well as Don Barclay if they don’t give the forgotten man of training camp every opportunity to win the starting berth at right tackle.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 to Face SEC in Texas Bowl Beginning in 2014 - Big 12 Conference
The Big 12 and the SEC will square off at Reliant Stadium starting in December 2014, giving the Texas Bowl the ability to showcase two of the country's premier conferences against one another for the next six years.

2013 Position Previews: Defensive Tackles - Our Daily Bears

WRNL Predicts the 2013 Football Season - Wide Right & Natty Lite

KU football fosters confident mindset - Lawrence Journal World

Offense could open up with new QB - Manhattan Mercury

Bob Stoops Provides An Update (Sort Of) On An Expected ETA For Quincy Russell - Crimson And Cream Machine

Defensive tackle Anthony Rogers might have a breakout season - Oklahoman

Thinking Texas Football Preview Excerpt: Why Go Uptempo? - Barking Carnival

2013 TCU Football Mock Two-Deep: Version 1.0 - Frogs O' War

Looking Towards 2014 | The Texas Tech Offense - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Mountaineers to Battle Scarlet Knights - WVU Athletics
Kick off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and admission is free and open to the public.

Videos of Interest:

Dana Holgorsen's press conference from August 12th, halfway through fall camp.

Safety Darwin Cook shares his thoughts on how the secondary is progressing throughout football camp.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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