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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (9/16/13) Edition

More Georgia State analysis, Ford features, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, Sept. 15 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen addresses how his team played on Saturday, Ford Childress gives his take of his first collegiate start and receiver Daikiel Shorts says that it doesn’t matter to him who the quarterback is.

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 3 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Heart of Dallas Bowl

Volleyball Improves to 10-0, Wins Eagle Challenge - WVU Athletics
The WVU volleyball team improved to 10-0 on the season with wins over Campbell and Hampton.

No. 10 WVU defeats Eastern Kentucky, falls to Kentucky over weekend - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team moves to a 4-2-2 record this season after a victory against Eastern Kentucky Friday night and a loss to Kentucky Sunday afternoon.

WVU escapes Wright State, falls to No. 12 St. John’s - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia men’s soccer team returned home Friday night to defeat Wright State before falling to No. 12 St. John’s Sunday in another eventful soccer weekend.

News of Note:

Ford Tough - WVU Athletics
Freshman Ford Childress shines in his college debut.

Chemistry, Poise and Progress - EerSports
A trio of Mountaineers talk about Saturday's 41-7 win over Georgia State.

Childress won job with poise - Charleston Daily Mail
Holgorsen said he believed Childress was ready for an opportunity after witnessing the way Childress conducted himself on the sideline in the 16-7 loss at Oklahoma.

Childress passes first test - Charleston Gazette
Holgorsen pleased with redshirt freshman's poise, approach

Georgia State Award Winners - WVU Athletics
Coaching staff picks award winners from the Georgia State game.

O-line lineup change works in win - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Future arrives early for QB Childress - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"If it's not [his], then I'm not very smart," coach Dana Holgorsen said. "Because we just gave him 100 percent of the reps."

Childress results encouraging - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Monday Morning Quarterback

WVU Monday morning stock report - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor sizes up the day on which the defense recovered from a slip-up and the Ford Childress Era began.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU offense learning from growing pains - Times West Virginian
In actuality, the offense did seem to grow during the Georgia State game.

West Virginia offense is no passing fancy - Register-Herald
Despite improved numbers vs. Georgia State, offensive coordinator unhappy with ‘Air Raid’

Dawson wants improvement despite strong offensive display - Daily Athenaeum
“I am frustrated,” he said. “This group is frustrating. We can be good, but everybody’s taking an opportunity to shoot themselves in the foot.

WVU receivers making adjustments - Times West Virginian
Unhappy with his receivers at Oklahoma, Holgorsen decided to use Mario Alford, Ronald Carswell and Kevin White as his starters.

Winning won’t come easy - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
With a quarter of the season completed, it's time to take a look at what Mountaineer fans can expect as West Virginia prepares for its border state battle with the Terrapins from the University of Maryland as well as its eight remaining contests in its new home - the Big 12.

WVU-GSU Photo Gallery #2 - EerSports
EerSports photographer Craig Gunter shares some photos from Saturday's 41-7 victory over Georgia State.

Pro News:

Tavon Austin catches first two career touchdown passes in Rams' loss - ProsReport
After an uneventful preseason and Week 1 of the Regular Season, the Rams' first round draft pick began to pay dividends on Sunday.

Devin Ebanks signs with the Dallas Mavericks - ProsReport
If you are a fan of Shark Tank on ABC, you would know that the show's creator, Mark Cuban, just made a solid investment.

Almost Heaven . . . San Diego - Charleston Gazette
Ex-Mountaineer Gyorko enjoying strong rookie season with Padres

Around the League (and Beyond):

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

Walk-ons important cog in Baylor football’s prep - Waco Tribune

After loss, ISU still looking for answers against the run - Ames Tribune

Lone-star letdown: Offense disappoints in KU's 23-14 loss to Rice - Lawrence Journal World

Big plays spark K-State defense - Topeka Capital Journal

Theorizing The "Why Wasn't Blake Bell The Starter From Day One" Narrative After His Record Setting Performance Versus Tulsa - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cowboys living up to expectations as preseason Big 12 favorite - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Comfortably numb about another Texas home loss - Burnt Orange Nation

Analyzing the struggling TCU offense - Dallas Morning News

September upset a good sign - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel -

College GameDay Final: Week 3 - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Maryland Game to be Televised on ESPNU - WVillustrated
ESPN has announced that the Sept. 21 non-conference football contest against Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., will be aired on ESPNU at 3:30 p.m.

Video of Interest:

Comments from head coach Jill Kramer, as WVU just completed another tournament sweep. The Mountaineers are now 10-0 on the season.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely model from Mexico. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Marlene Favela.

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