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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/27/14) Edition

Trickett and Worley meet with media, assistant coaches interviews, WVU Pros countdown, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 27 - WV MetroNews
Elijah Macon and Jonathan Holton discuss areas of focus they are working on in the Pittsburgh Pro Am. We also hear from WVU starting quarterback Clint Trickett as we are nearly two months away from the season opener against Alabama.

Athletic directors at WVU, Marshall give their opinions on NCAA reform - Charleston Daily Mail
The athletic directors of the state’s only two Division I athletic programs have certainly witnessed the landscape of collegiate athletics change dramatically over the past five years.

News of Note:

WVU Sports Podcast - Phil Steele - WVU Athletics (autoplay)
College football expert's opinion on the Mountaineers.

No. 6 on list of Most Pivotal Players for WVU in 2014 - WV MetroNews
No. 6 K.J. DILLON Position: Nickel back/ Spur linebacker

Football Notebook: Dawson Talks QB Decision - WVU Athletics
Dawson explains the decision to name Trickett starter.

Trickett is West Virginia’s only option at winning in 2014 - WV MetroNews
The senior quarterback would like to see what he's capable of when healthy for a full season. Allan Taylor's column says Trickett was clear-cut incumbent for the job.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Taking charge key objective for Trickett - Times West Virginian
Everything was seeming perfect in Clint Trickett’s life. Just a day or so earlier, his coach, Dana Holgorsen, had named him West Virginia University’s starting quarterback entering the 2014 season.

Trickett: I Want To Be The Next Great QB - EerSports
Now that he’s been handed the reins, Trickett is ready to do something special.

Trickett Modest About Starting - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
WVU QB ready to roll without fanfare

WVU QB Trickett wants wins - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen didn't make it a big deal whenever he told Clint Trickett he would be the starting quarterback for Mountaineers for the 2014 season.

WVU's Trickett confident as starting QB - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"Ever since Oklahoma State last year, I've led like I've been the starter," he said Thursday. "Because last time I checked, I was."

BGN Video: Trickett, Bradley, Gibson - BGN
Clint Trickett delved into his health, his thoughts on head coach Dana Holgorsen naming a starter and more, while assistants Tom Bradley and Tony Gibson dished on the defense, and what the staff is getting out of the new NCAA rules allowing them to coach players during the summer.

WATCH: Trickett, Dawson Talk Starting QB Role - WVillustrated
WVU's newly named starter and his offensive coordinator sit down with the media Thursday night to talk about the announcement earlier this week. TV: Summer FB Interviews - TV brings you video interviews with WVU QB Clint Trickett, CB Daryl Worley, OC Shannon Dawson and Associate HC Tom Bradley.

Worley Works to Have Great Sophomore Season - EerSports
Worley is off to a great start to 2014. During the offseason, he has continued to earn praise from Head Coach Dana Holgorsen for his performance in spring practice.

WVU fans need to keep the faith - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Well, I don't know about you, but since the oddsmakers at the Las Vegas Casinos have predicted West Virginia to be be a 120-point underdog in the games they have elected to predict, the Mountaineer fan has elected to sell his tickets and just stay home.

Around the League (and Beyond):

SEC, A&M reunion highlight Baylor men’s hoops schedule - Waco Tribune

The big 2014 Iowa State football guide: From slow build to rebuild -

University of Kansas Football Removal of Track at Memorial Stadium Underway - KUAthletics

Denzel Goolsby's commitment gives K-State two running back commits in two days. - Bring On The Cats

Bob Stoops, staff get raises - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora uses OSU's development as a blueprint - Oklahoman

UT series with Notre Dame in jeopardy - Austin American Statesman

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in midst of $63 million renovation - TCU 360

Best case, worst case: Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN

Stadium renovations rampant in Big 12 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Oklahoma isn't the only Big 12 program digging deeper into its deep pockets for dramatic and impressive facility upgrades.

What's On Tap:

Season Tickets On Sale Tuesday - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University will place remaining 2014 football season tickets on sale beginning Tuesday, June 24, at 9 a.m.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tickets on Sale - WVU Athletics
Tickets for West Virginia’s appearance in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are now on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office

BT Entertainment Presents WVU ATLANTA KICKOFF

WVU’s Countdown to Kickoff: Day 64 Don Barclay - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 64, the number once worn by WVU All-American offensive lineman, Don Barclay.

2014 WORLD CUP: Schedule and Standings - Cowboys Ride For Free
Complete schedule, standings, results, and highlights of the 2014 World Cup, updated daily.

Video of Interest:

Short video highlighting Clint Trickett quarterback for the 2014 WVU Football team. Clint will be a senior in 2014.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely from Down Under. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Sheridyn Fisher.