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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (9/17/13) Edition

Maryland previews begin, more on Childress & defense, Pride not allowed on field Saturday, women's soccer loses two players to injury, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, Sept. 17 - WV MetroNews
WVU coach Dana Holgorsen discusses Ford Childress moving forward with the offense. We also catch up with Maryland play-by-play commentator Johnny Holliday for an advance on this week’s game against the Terps.

Blosser, Connelly Lost for Season - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University midfielders Kara Blosser and Ali Connelly will be out for the remainder of the 2013 season after suffering season-ending knee injuries.

Anderson Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sport Report

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Maryland Terrapins football series history - Winsipedia
Winsipedia - Database and infographics of West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Maryland Terrapins football series history and all-time records, national championships, conference championships, bowl games, wins, bowl record, All-Americans, Heisman winners, and NFL Draft picks

News of Note:

Maryland wide receiver no longer 'out of place' - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Terps only link to WVU’s football past - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia faces Maryland Saturday in an NFL stadium, a game between old rivals who have played 32 times over the last 33 years in a series that is seldom dull.

'Eers prepare for Terps - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
"They (Maryland) have been improving and have two of the best receivers that we will see all season."

Maryland Game Important to WVU Players - BGN
With the ever-changing landscape in college football, some rivalries have slowly started to go away.

Quality depth being flashed by WVU - Charleston Gazette
Remember all the intrigue over the last few weeks of the preseason regarding who would start, especially at the skill positions? Well, turns out it didn't matter.

2013 Mountaineers finding their identity - Times West Virginian
Hertzel's Notebook

Holgorsen Expects Improvement - EerSports
Dana Holgorsen talks with the national media on Monday morning.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Childress a work in progress - Times West Virginian
“He has to pick up his sense of urgency and play faster, but that’s something we will obviously work on and he will get better with reps,” Holgorsen said on the Big 12 coaches conference call Monday.

Redshirt Freshman Childress Will Get Another Start for WVU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
"Consistency, he's go a long way to go," Holgorsen said. "He's relatively raw. He's got a lot of things to work on, and I fully expect his demeanor to be consistent."

Childress ‘comfortable’ - Daily Athenaeum
“We have great depth at receiver,” Childress said. “It’s real easy for me to hit nine different guys.”

Furfari: Childress’ fine play vs. GSU stands out - Register-Herald
Erratic pass-catching seems like a potential problem which West Virginia (2-1, 0-1 Big 12) did not have last year, thanks mainly to All-Americans Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.

WVU ground game key to future success - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia’s rushing attack is deep this season, and Sims is certainly not the only running back who has shown an aptitude to contribute so far.

Moving parts spearhead defense - Charleston Daily Mail
Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson has been busy in Mountaineers' first two games

So far, so good for WVU defense - Register-Herald
Coordinator not content, but stats have improved through 3 games

Multimedia: Upon Further Review - WV MetroNews
The MetroNews team of photogaphers and videographers takes its weekly look inside West Virginia football after the Mountaineers’ offense powers by Georgia State with a 41-7 victory.

Wearing the Jersey: Shaq Rowell - WVU Athletics
A profile of WVU's senior defensive tackle.

Pro News:

John Flowers plays his first game of the season in France - ProsReport
The West Virginia Mountaineers will be well represented in Europe this basketball season with players like Da'Sean Butler, John Flowers, Truck Bryant, Alex Ruoff and others.

Around the League (and Beyond):

First Look: Baylor Bears vs. ULM Warhawks - Our Daily Bears

Ten Positives from the CyHawk Loss - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas football afflicted with dropsies - Lawrence Journal World

Rose proves his worth for Wildcats - Wichita Eagle

OU football notebook: Cornerback Aaron Colvin returns to practice - Oklahoman

OSU football: Josh Stewart becoming a weapon on special teams - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Injuries mounting for reeling Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU faces an offensive identity crisis after 1-2 start - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Kingsbury: Mayfield took deep thigh bruise, but will start against Texas State - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Volleyball to Travel to Duquesne - WVU Athletics
The WVU volleyball team travels to Pittsburgh, Pa., on Tuesday night to take on Duquesne at 7 p.m.

Video of Interest:

Dana Holgorsen reviews West Virginia's 41-7 victory over Georgia State on Monday's Big 12 Conference coaches' call.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Bring out the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

Miss Throwdown:

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