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Mountaineer Morning Links: Veteran's Day (11/11/14) Edition

Holgorsen on Big 12 teleconference, Women's soccer earns 3 seed in NCAAs, recruiting notes, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Tuesday, Nov. 11 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen talks about the bye week coming at an opportune time, with a Thursday night game on the horizon against K-State looming large.

WSoc. Earns No. 3 Seed, Opens NCAA vs. Georgetown - WVU Athletics
The WVU women's soccer team earns a No. 3 seed for NCAA Tournament.

Mountaineers not happy with NCAA tourney seed - Exponent Telegram
"It’s a frustrating thing at my end when I’m supposed to guide a group of great young women."

WATCH: WVU Women's Soccer Earns No. 3 Seed, Prepares for Georgetown - WVillustrated
The WVU women's soccer team held a watch party from inside the Coliseum on Monday in anticipation for the NCAA Tournament selection show, where the Mountaineers will take on Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Make or break time for West Virginia - Daily Athenaeum
The next three weeks are key for the West Virginia volleyball team as it enters its five final matches in the Big 12.

Mountaineers still have questions to be anwered - Daily Athenaeum
One of the biggest has to do with how head coach Mike Carey will handle an inexperienced frontcourt.

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

News of Note:

K-State hit hard by TCU loss too - Charleston Daily Mail
"I think they’re responding well, and that’s the key element to how they handle what happened Saturday," said Snyder

WVU, K-State licking wounds - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder have a lot in common this week.

Big 12 Teleconference: Holgorsen Shifts Attention to Bye Week - WVillustrated
WVU Head Football Coach Dana Holgorsen spoke during the weekly Big 12 Teleconference on Monday morning, looking ahead to the bye week.

Talking letdowns, Dillon and bowl prospects as WVU enters bye week - WV MetroNews
That subdued first-half performance at Texas? West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen didn’t see it coming.

Holgorsen, WVU trying to stay resilient - BGN
Coming off its second consecutive loss, the West Virginia football team is trying to keep its focus on staying resilient and not getting too down following Saturday's 33-16 defeat at the hands of Texas.

Holgorsen's Take: Big 12 Teleconference -
West Virginia is now 6-4 (4-3) with only Kansas State and Iowa State remaining on the schedule.

Holgs: K-State a Big Opportunity to Bounce Back - EerSports
After two straight losses - one a heartbreaker to a top ten team, the other a humiliating defeat to a sub-.500 squad - West Virginia is in danger of some rough times ahead.

Holgorsen, WVU trying to stay resilient - BGN
Coming off its second consecutive loss, the West Virginia football team is trying to keep its focus on staying resilient and not getting too down following Saturday's 33-16 defeat at the hands of Texas.

Blame shouldn't be squarely on Holgorsen - Times West Virginian
Who is in charge of getting a football team, or any kinds of a team, fired up for its next game?

As WVU readies for national stage, the question is motivation - Register Herald
Winning college football games takes talent, coaching, execution and sometimes even a little luck. As much as anything, though, it takes focus and motivation, something head coach Dana Holgorsen didn’t see from his team in Saturday’s 33-16 loss at Texas.

Needed: A week of psych - Exponent Telegram
Now, though, Holgorsen has to deal with a team suffered an ego-shattering loss

Missed opportunites, lack of consistency contributing to Mountaineers’ struggles - Daily Athenaeum
Despite coming out completely flat in the first half, West Virginia had its chances to get back into the game in a 33-16 loss to the Texas Longhorns Saturday.

Wearing the Jersey: Mario Alford - WVU Athletics
Senior wide receiver Mario Alford sees his speed as an asset on the football field. Watch his story on this week's Wearing the Jersey

Big 12 FPI rankings: Week 11 - ESPN
31. West Virginia -2

Week 12 Bowl Projections - Sporting News (autoplay)
Jan. 2: Cactus Bowl: West Virginia vs. Washington


Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here is what's happening on the recruiting trail around the Big 12 this week

Pro News:

Week 10 NFL Recap: Sims Makes His NFL Debut - WVUPros
Overall it was a quiet week for WVUPros who saw NFL action. Charles Sims did make his long awaited NFL debut. How did he do?

CFL Week 20 Recap: Slaton helps the Argos to victory, yet just miss out on a postseason berth - WVUPros
A full recap on that plus, a wrap-up of what Pat White, Selvish Capers, and Jock Sanders all did for their clubs this weekend in this week’s edition of the CFL recap.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Art Briles, Baylor Bears keep slaying Big 12 kings - ESPN

Cyclones identify plenty to work on during bye week - Ames Tribune

Clint Bowen deflects credit - Lawrence Journal World

Sorting out Kansas State's bowl possibilities - Bring On The Cats

Bob Stoops | Knight Injury "Somewhere In His Shoulder & Neck" - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Chalk Talk: How to Use The Freek - Cowboys Ride For Free

Charlie Strong, players describe post-game locker room celebration - Burnt Orange Nation

Overreaction Monday: CHAOS Edition - Frogs O' War

Renovations on Tap for Jones AT&T Stadium After Season - Viva The Matadors

Forde-Yard Dash: Around the coaching carousel we go - Yahoo Sports (autoplay)

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