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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (10/21/14) Edition

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Holgorsen on Big 12 teleconference, recruiting notes, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Tuesday, Oct. 21 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen explains how his teams depth was the key to their success and the deciding factor in the Mountaineers 41-27 victory over Baylor.

Letter From President Gee - WVU Athletics
A message from WVU president E. Gordon Gee.

FURFARI: Postgame riots are serious threat to Morgantown, WVU - Times West Virginia
Saturday night’s shameful show downtown forced police to use tear gas, pepper spray, capsicum, pepper balls and billy clubs against out-of-control crowds.

Devin Williams to take on larger role in second year - Daily Athenaeum
Friday night, the West Virginia University basketball team gave fans a small taste of what to expect from its players this season.

Schwindel Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

News of Note:

WVU's White on a Record Pace - WVU Athletics
Kevin White is putting up monster numbers this season.

Kevin White on pace for historic year for WVU - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The kid is a special player," offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said.

Heisman watch: J.T. Barrett, Kevin White enter discussion - Sporting News
5 WR Kevin White, West Virginia

Holgorsen calls injured Shell, cornerbacks day-to-day - Charleston Daily Mail/AP
Three injured starters haven’t been ruled out for No. 22 West Virginia’s next game at Oklahoma State.

Mountaineers go from finesse to physical - Charleston Daily Mail
"We were not going to be intimidated by anybody. They were not going to come in here and run over us again. They embarrassed us last year. Call it like you see it. They kicked our butts up and down the field."

WVU-Cowboys: Similar records, dissimilar seasons - Charleston Gazette
If ever a pair of teams with identical records could be considered to be going in opposite directions, it would be West Virginia and Oklahoma State.

Depth, experience a key for WVU - BGN
When West Virginia entered the Big 12 a few years ago, Dana Holgorsen expected his team to experience some difficult bumps in the road at times.

WVU defense playing with confidence - Register Herald
“If Baylor scored 61 on TCU’s defense, it might put 100 on West Virginia.”

Hickman: Flag Day came late - Charleston Gazette
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind while wondering if football officials ever need to launder their yellow flags

Big 12 Comments On Officiating SNAFUs in Baylor-WVU Game - Our Daily Bears
Take a cue from Frozen...LET IT GOOOOOOOO

Holgorsen showing coaching talents - Times West Virginian
Few people ever thought that WVU would be sporting a 5-2 record after its first seven games. But that’s what his record is and Holgorsen’s staff certainly can take some of the credit, but Holgorsen has been doing a pretty fair job of coaching this fall.

Big 12 Teleconference: Holgorsen Wraps Up Baylor Win - WVillustrated
WVU Head Football Coach Dana Holgorsen spoke during Monday's Big 12 Teleconference, wrapping up last week's key win over the Baylor Bears.

Holgorsen's Take: Big 12 Teleconference - WVSports.com
This past Saturday, during an upset victory over No. 4 Baylor, West Virginia lost three starting players due to injury throughout the game.

Holgorsen Talks Injuries, Defense - EerSports
West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen spoke with the media on Monday morning via the Big12 Teleconference, and was asked about a variety of topics.

’Eers Line Doing Fine - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
The most overlooked part of No. 22 West Virginia’s offense is the play of its line.

With starter Rushel Shell sidelined, veteran Dreamius Smith steps in and shines for West Virginia - Daily Athenaeum
Senior running back Dreamius Smith has been shadowed by the four other West Virginia running backs throughout the first half of WVU’s season, but that changed quickly Saturday.

MUSIC VIDEO: WVU Rides White, Defense in Upset Over No. 4 Baylor - WVillustrated
A music video showcasing the sights and sounds of West Virginia's 41-27 victory over No. 4 Baylor on Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.

Big 12 FPI rankings: Week 8 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
29. West Virginia +9

West Virginia Named Big Game National Team of the Week - Big 12 Conference
West Virginia was named the Big Game National Team of the Week after upsetting No. 4 Baylor on October 18.

Riddick Named Big 12 Defensive Player of Week - WVU Athletics
by a panel of media that cover the Conference

Riddick racks up honors - Exponent Telegram
WVU Notebook

Wearing the Jersey: Mark Glowinski - WVU Athletics
Senior offensive lineman Mark Glowinski believes his redshirt year was the turning point in his development.

The BMOC isn't sure about Florida State after Notre Dame game - ESPN
Morgantown and upsets go together.

Parity not good for Big 12 - Exponent Telegram
“You look at the past 5 champions,” Briles said. “Five different universities have won it. That in itself speaks volumes.”

Recruiting:

WVU chasing big finish to 2015 recruiting class - WV MetroNews
Defensive end Adam Shuler of Longwood, Fla., became the Mountaineers' 21st commitment.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here’s the latest around the Big 12 on the recruiting trail after another big weekend of official and unofficial visits

Around the League (and Beyond):

MRI confirms ACL tear, end of college career for ex-Cadet, current Bear Baker - Waco Tribune

Aaron Wimberly, Cyclones running game bust out - Des Moines Register

Kansas Football Report Card: Texas Tech - Rock Chalk Talk

From walk-on to defensive force, Jonathan Truman continues to grow at Kansas State - Wichita Eagle

Teammates support Michael Hunnicutt - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Jhajuan Seales and Juwan Offray Arrested For Public Intoxication - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas head coach Charlie Strong holds Kansas State press conference - Burnt Orange Nation

Inside the Numbers: Oklahoma State - Frogs O' War

Tech running back DeAndre Washington takes opportunity and runs with it - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Video of Interest:

See here what it looks like on a Friday Night with WVU Football. As the team prepared for Baylor's arrival to Morgantown, they are setting aside time to reflect on the victory over Texas Tech as well as visualizing the journey up to kickoff vs. Baylor.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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