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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (9/17/14) Edition

Holgorsen's presser, staff and player interviews, Oklahoma previews, recruiting notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Luck on Federal Bar Council Panel - WVU Athletics
Luck to offer expertise in NYC this Thursday.

Carey likes challenges his WVU women face on court this year - Times West Virginian
This will be one of Mike Carey’s most challenging among his 14 years as the head coach of West Virginia University’s women’s basketball program.

WVU women's soccer has Canadian flavor - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Buchanan and Lawrence are members of the Canadian national team.

West Virginia's Clint Trickett races ahead as Heisman dark horse -
Clint Trickett’s story is one of redemption and return.

News of Note:

Holgorsen News Conference: Oklahoma - WVU Athletics
Video and transcript here, video also embedded below

Player/Coaches Media Session: Oklahoma - WVU Athletics
Players and assistant coaches addressed the media Tuesday afternoon.

Worley could play against No. 4 Oklahoma - Charleston Daily Mail
Or the sophomore from Philadelphia could miss the game.

Holgorsen: Depth could limit impact of Worley’s absence - WV MetroNews
Debilitating as it may seem, the indefinite suspension of top cornerback Daryl Worley isn’t creating panic within the West Virginia defense.

Holgorsen: "Next Man Up" - EerSports
The day after announcing starting cornerback Daryl Worley was suspended indefinitely, West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen made one thing clear - that was still the case, and he wasn't going to talk about it.

Finding sub for suspended cornerback not easy for West Virginia - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The next guy up needs to get in there and play at a high level."

High-revving, always-talking Dillon aims to ‘get home’ more on blitzes - WV MetroNews
The Spur on West Virginia's defense explains his excitability and what went wrong on two Maryland touchdowns.

Depth helps Mountaineers fill in for suspended Worley - Charleston Gazette
"Because our depth is so good, that’s no different than any kind of injury that happens,’’ Holgorsen said.

Just in time, Banks ready to go - Exponent Telegram
A year ago, Banks started all 12 games. Before this year’s opener, he was handed a three-game suspension by the NCAA on an academic matter.

West Virginia notebook: One CB in, one out for Mountaineers - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Going into the season, Daryl Worley and Ishmael "Icky" Banks figured to be West Virginia's starting cornerbacks.

Daryl Worley's Suspension A Huge Loss at a Critical Time for West Virginia -
Worley’s suspension comes at a critical point for the Mountaineers, as a showdown against Big 12 title favorite Oklahoma is ahead on Saturday.

Double jeopardy for WVU secondary - Daily Athenaeum
After electing not to elaborate on Worley’s suspension in his weekly press conference yesterday, Holgorsen then announced that cornerback Brandon Napoleon will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery.

Impressions from a perfectionist - Exponent Telegram
"I watched the game and frankly I didn’t think I played worth a damn," he said.

"Knight" And Day - WVU Sees Different Sooner QB - EerSports
According to Holgorsen, West Virginia will have their hands full with the Sooners' Trevor Knight, who struggled mightily in last year's matchup.

Film reveals Kwiatkoski ‘all over the place’ against Maryland - WV MetroNews
West Virginia's defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said linebacker gave the Terps fits in 40-37 win.

Kevin White’s emergence draws NFL comparisons, respect around the country - Daily Athenaeum
Through three games, West Virginia senior wide receiver Kevin White is garnering national attention.

Short memory leads to Lambert’s success - Daily Athenaeum
"At that moment in time, you can’t be thinking about what’s happened before"

Garrison blissfully ignorant about 3rd-down catch-and-run - WV MetroNews
Fresh off the bench, the fifth-string running back delivered a clutch play on winning drive.

WVU Defense Previews Oklahoma Sans Worley - BGN
Here, corners coach Brian Mitchell, along with a pair of defenders, speak to replacing Worley while previewing a multi-dimensional Sooner offense.

Oklahoma’s Ndulue excelling at American football - Charleston Daily Mail
Ndulue was born in Nigeria and moved to Dallas when he was a 175-pound seventh-grader.

Big 12 roundtable: Keys for Kansas State, Oklahoma, West Virginia - ESPN
With only four teams playing, it’s a light week for the Big 12. But it’s also another monster one, with a couple of nationally relevant ma

WVU's RB Depth Showed Up at Maryland - WVU Athletics
Just how much West Virginia’s offense has improved from one season to the next could be witnessed on the Mountaineers’ game-winning drive last Saturday at Maryland.

Tony's Take: Nighttime Magic - WVU Athletics
Night games in Morgantown are often magical, writes Tony Caridi.

Sooners Expect "Loud and Rude" Greeting from Mountaineer Nation - WVillustrated
Oklahoma players characterize their first experience with WVU fans in Morgantown, looking for much of the same on Saturday.

Oklahoma freshman running back ready for bigger role - Charleston Gazette/AP
The stories circulating about Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine resemble Paul Bunyan-esque tall tales.

Vingle: Luck, WVU-OU and the DP Show - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde notebook

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 3 in the Big 12 -
It took five games for WVU to hit the same mark a season ago. TV: Assistant Coach & Player Interviews -
Gibby, Dawson, Seider, Mitchell, Trickett, Joseph, Lucas & Alford


WVU recruiting: Top prospects in town for Oklahoma game - Charleston Gazette
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the coaches plan to host dozens of top prospects from around the nation, including some of their top targets in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes.

Top Ten DT Visiting West Virginia This Weekend - EerSports
Stonewall Jackson (VA) defensive tackle Tim Settle announced via Twitter this evening that he would be visiting West Virginia

Pro News:

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 2 Recap - WVU Pros
Here are how your favorite Mountaineers performed in NFL Week 2 action

WVUPros NFL Player of Week 2: Ryan Mundy - WVU Pros
After leading the Bears in tackles during their upset win over the 49ers, Ryan Mundy is our WVUPros Player of the Week.

CFL Week 12 Recap: Steve Slaton Has Second Rollar-Coaster Outing in Second Start of the Season - WVU Pros
Steve Slaton and Selvish Capers both earned starts for their respective CFL clubs, while Pat White carried the ball multiple times for Edmonton

Around the League (and Beyond):

Pain-free Petty plays with carefree verve - Waco Tribune

Jacob Gannon returns to the Cyclones - Cyclone Fanatic

Who Should Be Kansas's Next Football Coach? - Rock Chalk Talk

Knowing Your Enemy - Alabama tells us about Auburn - Bring On The Cats

Oklahoma Sooners Injury Report | 9.15.14 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Cowboys hope to erase run game struggles - ESPN

Report: Texas DT Desmond Jackson out for one or more games - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU football notes: Patterson wants Boykin to slow down, control emotions - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Questioning the Red Raiders' Defense? - Viva The Matadors

Forde-Yard Dash: Which coaches desperately need to win Saturday? - Yahoo Sports

What's On Tap:

Oklahoma Game Day Information - WVU Athletics
Game day information for the West Virginia - Oklahoma contest.

Oklahoma Game Release - WVU Athletics
Notes for Saturday's Oklahoma game.

Stripe the Stadium for OU Game - WVU Athletics
The WVU-Oklahoma game on Sept. 20 is Stripe the Stadium.

Blue Lot Parking Adjustment Made - WVU Athletics
Blue Lot vehicle permit holders will now be able to enjoy open parking from 7 a.m. until four hours before game time.

Hall Of Fame Set For Saturday - WVU Athletics
Induction ceremonies will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The public is invited to attend and the event is free of charge.

Video of Interest:

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Miss Throwdown:

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