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Mountaineer Morning Links: Georgia State Pre-Game (9/13/13) Edition

GSU previews, player features, injury updates, soccer previews, WVU Pros update, Big 12 viewing guide & roundup, tailgate prep & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, September 13 - WV MetroNews
In this edition we catch up with Trent Miles, head coach of Georgia State as he talks about his first trip to Morgantown. We also talk to Kevin White as he is concentrating on his ball security this week.

WVU coaches deserve honors - Martinsburg Journal
When this year's inductees for the WVU Sports Hall of Fame were announced, I immediately went back to my college days, because two of the inductees I had the chance to interview.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Events call for thorough probe at WVU - Times West Virginian
Bob is acting like they aren't already doing this

No. 10 Women's Soccer Returns Home - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers (3-1-2) play host to the Colonels (0-5-1) Friday, at 5:30 p.m., and to the Wildcats (4-1-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

M. Soccer to Host Wright St., Travel to St. John's - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers will host Wright State on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., before traveling to play No. 12 St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

Volleyball Set for Eagle Challenge - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University volleyball team travels to Morehead, Ky., for the Eagle Challenge at Morehead State University this Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14.

News of Note:

Childress to get the start at QB against Georgia State - Charleston Daily Mail
Despite not taking a snap in first two contests, Childress' could play the whole game in his first collegiate start

Holgorsen hands keys to Ford - Charleston Gazette
It didn't take Dana Holgorsen nearly as long as he thought it might this week to pick a starting quarterback. And when he did, it was a surprise.

Ford Childress to Start Against Georgia State - WVillustrated
Redshirt freshman gets the start in game three for Mountaineers as Holgorsen searches for spark at QB position.

Childress elevated to starting QB - WV MetroNews
Holgorsen announces redshirt freshman leap-frogged Paul Millard and Clint Trickett in practice this week.

West Virginia notebook: Childress to start at QB in debut - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"It's his time," coach Dana Holgorsen said Thursday night on his weekly radio show. "It's his job and we're going to see what he can do."

Is GSU the weakest WVU opponent in the last 30 years? - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor sizes up previous patsies, few of whom seem as downtrodden as the Panthers.

Who the heck is Georgia State? - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
It’s a question that almost every Mountaineer fan has asked at one time or another since taking a look at the 2013 West Virginia University football schedule. Who the heck is Georgia State?

’Eers looking for more ‘ups’ than ‘downs’ against Panthers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Smith learning importance of blocking

Eger set to make first start at center for WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Eger said he is ready for the challenge.

Mountaineer offense remains out of sync - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
It seems like if it's not one thing with the West Virginia Mountaineers, it's another.

Mountaineer offensive unit filled with potential - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"You need to make plays when you are put into those situations," he said. "If you don't, we will try and put some other guys in those situations."

WVU’s Offense Looks to Minimize Missed Opportunities - WVillustrated
If the Mountaineers want to tangle with big-time team's they'll have to rid themselves of major missed opportunities.

Rowell, Clarke Not Letting Up - EerSports
After one big performance, neither Shaq Rowell or Will Clarke are ready to let up.

WVU defense still needs improve - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The defense actually played good. Well, ''just average'' according to coach Dana Holgorsen, but still, average seems to be a lot better from where the unit has been.

Cook proof of WVU’s defensive evolution - Times West Virginian
Cook had himself a monster game against Oklahoma … 11 tackles and his second interception, a rather spectacular leaping interception.

Fog is clearing for Rigg - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineer linebacker was knocked cold at Oklahoma

Injuries mounting as Georgia State comes to Morgantown - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"We knew both teams were going to run the ball a good bit. It's no surprise that we got banged up a little bit. K.J. Dillon has a little bit of a knee issue; he's day-to-day. Doug Rigg is fine. He's still a little foggy, but he's going to be fine. He's day-to-day, and he will be questionable.

Social media helps grow the ‘boomstache’ legend - Daily Athenaeum
More on this us, you'll like it

Nick O'Toole: The Power of the Stache - WVillustrated
Go behind the scenes with WVU's punter and learn about the power behind his famous facial hair.

WVU quotes of the week - WV MetroNews
From QBs to #Boomstache to the always-entertaining Darwin Cook, there has been plenty of chatter.

Tony's Mailbag - WVU Athletics
Tony Caridi takes 10 questions from Mountaineer fans this week.


Huggins' recruit called 'hidden gem' by former NBA player - Charleston Gazette
Dickey Simpkins knows what it's like to be hidden, even a bit overlooked.

Pro News:

Geno Smith, Ellis Lankster fall to Pats, 13-10 - ProsReport
Geno Smith and Ellis Lankster picked up their first loss against the Patriots, falling 13-10.

Devin Ebanks is on the workout trail - ProsReport
Devin Ebanks became an NBA free-agent for the first time in his career after the Lakers declined to make a qualifying offer.

Around the League (and Beyond):

What the hell was that? Tech 17-TCU 10 Postgame Reactions - Frogs O' War

Post Game Thoughts | TCU Horned Frogs 10, Texas Tech Red Raiders 20 - Viva The Matadors

Take an all-access look as the Baylor Bears - ESPN

2013 Game II: Iowa State vs Iowa Preview - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Jayhawks aware of Rice QB’s talent - Lawrence Journal World

K-State looks to take next step forward vs. UMass - Topeka Capital Journal

Makings Of A Trap Game As Oklahoma Plays Host To Tulsa? - Crimson And Cream Machine

OSU football notebook: Lamar offers familiar look - Oklahoman

The Texas Pregamer: Ole Miss Rebels - Barking Carnival

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 3 - ESPN

What's On Tap:

All games listed here are Saturday EDT

Georgia State Panthers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
Noon from MPS on ROOT Pittsburgh. WVU is giving 40.5.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. (14) Oklahoma Sooners - Preview - ESPN
Noon from Oklahoma Memorial on ESPN2/3. Land Thieves are giving 24.5.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN
6 pm from the Trice on FS1. Clones are getting 2.5.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
7 pm From Snyder Stadium on KState TV. Cats are giving 39.

Lamar Cardinals vs. (12) Oklahoma State Cowboys - ESPN
7:30 pm from T. Boone on FSN affiliates. Pokes are giving 46.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Rice Owls - ESPN
7:30 pm from Rice Stadium on CBS Sports Network. Owls are giving 6.5.

(25) Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas Longhorns - Preview - ESPN
8 pm from DKR on LHN. Horns are giving 3.

College Football TV Schedule
All times listed here are Central DT

Video of Interest:

Offensive lineman Pat Eger will be starting at center this weekend, when the Mountaineers host Georgia State on Sept. 14 at 12pm.

Tailgate Recipe of the Week:

Cousin's Jalapeno Chicken Bites


  • 4 Chicken Breasts cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 8 fresh jalapenos cut in half length wise then cut into 1/2 inch slices width wise (be sure to wear gloves when handling the jalapenos. If you refuse to get gloves or don't have any, wash your hands VERY thoroughly before touching your face or anyone else. I have learned this the hard way)
  • 1 lb. bacon cut in half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Soak 10 wooden skewers in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 380 degrees or prepare grill for indirect grilling.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Place chicken chunk inside a jalapeno slice then wrap them in a half strip of bacon.
  5. Thread onto the skewer. There should be 5 little packages to a skewer.
  6. Repeat until everything is all used up.
  7. Grill or bake for about an 40 minutes. Flip the skewers and grill or bake about 20 minutes more.

Recipe courtesy of

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I honestly remember playing ALL of the ones from the first half of this video. Does that make me old? Don't answer that.

Miss Throwdown:

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