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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (8/15/14) Edition

Holgorsen's presser, camp portion of pre-season has wrapped, game prep up next, WVU Pros countdown, Big 12 roundup & more.


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It's move-in day in Morgantown, so watch yourself on the roads especially. Lot's of lost folks trying to get around town.

What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Aug. 15 - WV MetroNews
head coach Dana Holgorsen addresses the media on preseason camp winding down. Also, starting quarterback Clint Trickett mentions the tempo of the offensive compared to this time last season.

Mountaineer basketball schedule looks familiar - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia’s Big 12 basketball schedule this season looks a lot like the one from last year.

Three Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team - WVU Athletics
Senior Kate Schwindel (forward) and sophomores Kadeisha Buchanan (defender) and Ashley Lawrence (forward)

WVU Men’s Golf Adds Four to Squad - WVU Athletics
Head coach Sean Covich announces new additions to the WVU men's golf team

News of Note:

Dana Holgorsen - Fall Camp Update - WVU Athletics
Video and transcript here, video also embedded below

Calicchio awarded with scholarship - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

Video blog: Day 15 - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Mike's video Notebook

WVU's Barber, Townes likely out for season - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Practice report: Patience paying off for Glowinski, Calicchio - WV MetroNews
Holgorsen plans redshirt season for juco transfer, wishes kickers weren't goof balls.

Mitch Vingle: Has Holgorsen fixed WVU’s ills? - Charleston Gazette
On Thursday, Holgorsen spoke to some of that. Sure, there was the regular hyperbole put forth by most coaches. But if you cut a swath through that, there were morsels of meat.

Holgorsen on Last Year's Offense: "Never Again" - EerSports
Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Thursday afternoon and preceding one of the questions, a reporter brought up last year's 4-8 record and how the offense struggled.

West Virginia notebook: Offense’s new look pleases the boss - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has questions about his offense, but they’re not so much "who" as "how" anymore.

Holgorsen's Take: 8/14 -
After two long weeks, the West Virginia football program is getting ready to wrap up fall training camp.

Position battles continue for Mountaineers football - Register Herald: College Sports
West Virginia’s season opener against Alabama is still a little more than two weeks away, but the camp portion of the team’s preparation is quickly coming to an end.

Return of the diamond? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
When you’ve got that array of backs and a very strong and agile offensive line, why not do what you can do, even if what you can do is a long list?

WVU stays in routine in Thursday's practice - BGN
As West Virginia enters the 2014 season, the one thing the coaching staff has been preaching heavily has been finishing and staying consistent.

Expectations somewhere over the rainbow in preseason - Exponent Telegram
See, this is the time when West Virginia and Alabama are even.

Holgorsen tweaks end of camp schedule to better prepare for opener - Exponent Telegram
"What we are going to do is practice a true game week next week," he revealed.

Mountaineer Insider Podcast - WVU Athletics (autoplay)
This week he has interviews with defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, punter Nick O'Toole and Bill Hancock, executive director of the college football playoff.

West Virginia football team gets big kick out of punter O'Toole - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"Everybody says we're quirky and just weird, sometimes," he said.

Kevin White: Trickett Has Taken Over - EerSports
"Clint’s taken over. It’s scary, it’s crazy, he’s relaxed, confident, a lot different from last year."

Clint Trickett progressing into leader for WVU during fall camp - WVUPros
"I am very happy at where he’s at, mentally," Holgorsen said. "I am happy of where he is at physically. I am happy with where he is at from a leadership perspective."

Trickett taking new approach to stay healthy in 2014 - Daily Athenaeum
Perhaps one of the many reasons why the Mountaineers had such difficulty closing out games during the 2013 season was the health of starting quarterback, Clint Trickett.

Holgorsen favors Millard as backup, but keeps options open for Crest - WV MetroNews
Paul Millard continues holding firm as West Virginia’s backup quarterback job, a reckonable outcome given his three seasons in Dana Holgorsen’s offense.

WVU looks for QB to back up Trickett - Martinsburg Journal
Dana Holgorsen already knows what he has in quarterback Clint Trickett.

KJ Dillon Returns Healthy to Lead WVU through Experience, Personality - WVillustrated
WVU junior safety KJ Dillon has proven his worth in mores ways than one, including a natural ability to serve as the team comedian.

Glowinski makes transformation from junior college transfer to NFL prospect - Charleston Daily Mail
"Going into his senior year, he’s as good an offensive guard as I’ve seen," WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said.

Last Raps - BGN
This is it, one of the final looks at West Virginia's last practice open to the media this fall camp.

WVU Fall Camp Photo Gallery #8 - EerSports
EerSports photographer Craig Gunter shares some photos from Thursday's final [open, ed.] Mountaineer practice.

The Big 12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014 -
Dravon Henry, S, West Virginia

Slow Jams for Sad Teams, the honest college football hype video mix -
We're not alone in our misery.

Pro News:

Furfari: Jonnie West promoted as Golden State executive - Register Herald
Jonnie West, who played basketball as a long-range sharpshooting basketball player at West Virginia University, is making a name for himself in the National Basketball Association.

Around the League (and Beyond):

2014 Position Previews: Defensive Ends - Our Daily Bears

Ames RB Kwaw-Mensah living dream, trying to work way into ISU backfield - Ames Tribune

KU freshman RB Avery 'exciting' - Lawrence Journal World

K-State’s Jonathan Truman learns from his predecessor - Wichita Eagle

At Oklahoma, a confusing handling of criminal incidents - Sporting News

OSU quarterback derby shrouded in mystery - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Is Freshman Jason Hall Battling For a Longhorn Starting Safety Job? - Barking Carnival

Is TCU a Top 25 Team? - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech Red Raiders season preview - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Single game tickets for the 2014 WVU football season are on sale now! Go to WVUGAME.COM or call 1-800-WVU GAME

Football Game Promotions Announced - WVU Athletics
Stripe the Stadium, Gold Rush and Family Day Promotions

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 15 Jeff Hostetler - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 15, the number once worn by WVU quarterback, Jeff Hostetler.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is lovely Brit. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Imogen Thomas.