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Normally, when you lose a game like West Virginia did Saturday, 62-38, to No. 2 Baylor to give the Mountaineers yet another three-game losing streak, you gather when you get back home and try to decide where you go from here.

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Football:

Holgorsen has tough decisions ahead | The Exponent Telegram
Normally, when you lose a game like West Virginia did Saturday, 62-38, to No. 2 Baylor to give the Mountaineers yet another three-game losing streak, you gather when you get back home and try to decide where you go from here.

Lyons has difficult decision to make about Holgorsen | Beckley Register-Herald
It was only three weeks ago that West Virginia was coming off a 45-6 thrashing of Maryland and Mountaineer football fans were cautiously chattering about a potential Big 12 title run. Today, after an 0-3 start to Big 12 play and a road trip to No. 4 TCU looming on the schedule on Oct. 29, most of the whispers seem to be about the future of head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Dana Holgorsen's Seat Should be Hot ... Red Hot | Heartland College Sports
WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen came into this season with a slight hot seat. It started to cool off when the team started 3-0 and was ranked in the Top 25. Now with the three most recent losses, Holgorsen should be under fire again.

Bye week comes at right time for WVU defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Following a loss at Baylor, Tony Gibson said something he didn’t want to admit. The West Virginia defensive coordinator started Saturday by saying something he thinks he shouldn’t have said at all.

WR or QB? The future awaits on how to use Sills’ skills | WV MetroNews
During the runup to the Mountaineers’ season opener, he impersonated Georgia Southern’s option quarterback and surprised linebackers with his long-striding speed. In subsequent weeks, David Sills became a practice-session playmaker at outside receiver, using his 6-foot-3 frame to give West Virginia’s secondary fits.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 2/3 WVU Victorious in Morgantown Finale | WVU Athletics
The No. 2/3 West Virginia University women’s soccer team closed its final regular-season homestand in commanding fashion, defeating Iowa State 4-0 this afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Mountaineers women bury Iowa State for 13th shutout | WV MetroNews
No. 2 West Virginia pitched its nation-leading 13th shutout and closed its final regular-season homestand in commanding fashion, defeating Iowa State 4-0 in women’s soccer action Sunday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 Bowl Projections, Week 7: Baylor Bears projected for playoff | ESPN
Once again, TCU ground its way to a victory on the road. But Baylor continued to dominate. And with another impressive overall performance, the Bears finally moved into the playoff in our weekly bowl projections.

Big 12 Power Rankings, Week 7: Baylor Bears assume top spot | ESPN
Baylor grabbed the No. 1 spot in the Big 12 Power Rankings, for now, over TCU after beating West Virginia 62-38 on Saturday.

Around The NCAA:

College football rankings: Baylor gaining on Ohio State in AP, Coaches polls | SBNation
These rankings will be combined into a final composite.

Full College Football Playoff and bowl projections, now with much more Baylor confidence | SBNation
Within, picks for every bowl game, from the National Championship to the New Orleans.
(Editor's Note: The Backyard Brawl in a bowl game? I'm interested!)

The 2015 college football coaching rumors tracker, with news for open jobs and much more | SBNation
Wait, we're already doing this in October? Absolutely. College football teams are already firing their coaches, so it's time to get caught up.

Michigan fans sending violent messages to their punter aren't just awful people. They're incredibly stupid, too | SBNation
Some fans have found a way to show the world that they're not just really bad human beings, they're also bad at watching football.

Memphis beat Ole Miss, and the AAC should get legit College Football Playoff consideration | SBNation
If the Tigers go unbeaten in this conference, they should get a shot. Actually, that should happen if anybody goes unbeaten in this conference.

LSU is scary and unhinged, like the best Les Miles teams should be | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of exactly the teams he feels like ranking.

Recruiting

Verbal commits undeterred by Mountaineers’ losses | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It’s been a rough three weeks for the West Virginia Mountaineers, losing three straight games — one a winnable contest, and the other two filled with self-inflicted wounds that made the final score look worse than the game actually was. Not surprisingly, fans took the losses worse than anyone, calling for changes at quarterback, the firing of coach Dana Holgorsen and the shuttering of the entire football program.

West Virginia Pros

Mehta: Jets' Geno may have better shot at comeback than RG3 | NY Daily News
Geno Smith and Robert Griffin III are fighting a common opponent more formidable than oversized human beings: Perception.

Juwan Staten waived by the Warriors following his NBA debut and other WVU Pros on the hardwood notes | Blue Gold Sports
This week, we saw Juwan Staten play in his first NBA game and then get waived shortly thereafter.

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