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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (11/3/14) Edition

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More on the TCU loss, recruiting updates, weekend varsity results, pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Monday, Nov. 3 - WV MetroNews
WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts after his teams heartbreaking 31-30 loss to TCU. We also catch up with Tony Gibson, who says his defense just didn’t finish on Saturday.

Oliver Luck Q&A - WVU Athletics
Director of Athletics Oliver Luck recently discussed numerous topics.

No. 8 WSoc Nets Win in Regular-Season Finale - WVU Athletics
forward Michaela Abam’s two goals helped the Mountaineers defeat Baylor, 2-0

Bevin Scores Three in Senior Day Win - WVU Athletics
3-0 victory over Buffalo on Saturday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Volleyball Suffers Setback at No. 25 Oklahoma - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers dropped a 3-0 match at No. 25 Oklahoma on Saturday.

WVU Topples Wheeling Jesuit in Exhibition Game - WVU Athletics
No. 17th-ranked West Virginia knocked off Wheeling Jesuit 87-49 on Friday

Scheffel, Morales Lead WVU at MSU Open - WVU Athletics
Bubba Scheffel took 5th and Michael Morales claimed 6th in the season opener

News of Note:

Miscues created small margin of error for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
In each of the two games before Saturday’s callous and curious loss to TCU, West Virginia trusted its defense to not merely combat the other team’s offense, but to win the game.

Day of sudden change ends badly for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
Sudden change was all around Mountaineer Field on Saturday as the True Blue crowd left feeling blue.

WVU offense had no answer against TCU - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers have far bigger issues, like rectifying offensive problems that have crept up and threaten to derail a promising season.

West Virginia's offense has tale of two halves - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“I take responsibility for what happened offensively,” Holgorsen said. “It was bad. It’s not acceptable. It’s not going to win football games.”

The buck stops with Holgorsen - Exponent Telegram
Holgorsen, as he admitted in the wake of a devastating 31-30 loss to TCU, was responsible for the defeat.

Monday Morning Stock Report: WVU hurting after last-second loss - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor offers up his weekly evaluation after West Virginia's 31-30 loss to TCU.

WVU ‘D’ holding its own - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
For the third time in the 2014 season, a West Virginia football game ended with a last-second field goal splitting the uprights.

FUFARI COLUMN: Critical defensive error costs WVU in 31-30 loss to TCU - Times West Virginian
West Virginia’s much improved football team was within shouting distance of knocking off No.7-ranked TCU on Saturday evening.

WVU Momentum Halted by Turnovers, Offensive Woes in Last Second - WVillustrated
After five turnovers and offensive troubles, WVU still found itself in a position to beat No. 7 TCU on Saturday night

WVU trying to look forward after its heartbreaking loss - Register Herald
In a blue movie theater-style chair surrounded by cameras, recorders, lights and media members, West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson sat with tie undone and shoulders drooping as he tried to describe the feeling in the Mountaineer locker room Saturday night after the Mountaineers’ 31-30 loss to TCU.

WVU students show pride in football to ESPN GameDay - Martinsburg Journal
When it was announced last Sunday afternoon that ESPN's College GameDay show would be coming to West Virginia University to preview the No. 7 TCU vs. No. 20 WVU football game, the entire atmosphere on campus changed.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 10 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
5 ↓ West Virginia Mountaineers

Big 12 power rankings: Week 11 - FOX Sports
4. West Virginia

Eer to Ear: TCU Edition - WVillustrated
WVi's Geoff Coyle and Matt Hauswirth recap the Mountaineers' match-up with TCU.

Recruiting:

Best of the visits: Big 12 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
While the Mountaineers didn’t win, they managed to impress the many recruits in attendance.

Following the Future: Week 11 - WVSports.com
Throughout the fall, WVSports.com will take an extensive look at how the current West Virginia commits fare week to week throughout their senior football seasons. Here's how some did during the eleventh of the season.

Lindsay Runs Wild, Leading Big Weekend For WVU Commits - EerSports
Martinsburg (WV) athlete Deamonte Lindsay ran wild last night, leading another solid weekend from future Mountaineers.

WVU Football Commitment Update: Nov 2 - BGN
We recap the action of West Virginia's 2015 football verbal commitments as the regular season begins winding down.

Pro News:

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin pick-six - NFL Videos (autoplay)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is intercepted by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin who returns it 35 yards for a touchdown.

Eers in the NFL: Week Nine - EerSports
A look at former Mountaineers playing in the National Football League during Week Nine.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Highlights: Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks - Our Daily Bears

Tackling issues central to ISU’s defensive struggles - Ames Tribune

Huge loss over, big game ahead for KU - Lawrence Journal World

College football playoffs begin next week for K-State - Topeka Capital Journal

Aggressive Sooner Defense Frustrates And Overpowers Cyclones - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cowboys play with heavy hearts for teammate Desmond Roland - Oklahoman

Texas beats Tech to keep bowl hopes alive, but getting to six wins will be a challenge - Dallas Morning News

How TCU went old school to survive and advance against West Virginia - Dallas Morning News

Ten Things on Texas 34, Texas Tech 13 - Viva The Matadors

Punt, Pass & Pork: Best and worst case College Football Playoff scenarios - Staples - SI.com

College football's best Vines, GIFs and quirks of Week 10 - SI.com

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Watch the Gameday guys...they had no idea that we did this to this song:

Miss Throwdown:

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