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West Virginia's Defense Taking A Toll On Tony Gibson

WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson spoke in a low voice Tuesday afternoon. His defense, his secondary, has been getting torched of late. And Gibson, on this day, seemed tortured.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU defense taking a toll on Gibson | Charleston Gazette-Mail
WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson spoke in a low voice Tuesday afternoon. His defense, his secondary, has been getting torched of late. And Gibson, on this day, seemed tortured.

Texas Tech Game Information | WVU Athletics
Game information for the Oct. 7 WVU - Texas Tech football game

WVU faces another top receiver in Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In back-to-back games, West Virginia’s defense dealt with a two of the nation’s best receivers, and Baylor’s Corey Coleman and TCU’s Josh Doctson combined to catch 21 passes for 382 yards and five touchdowns. Now here comes Texas Tech’s Jakeem Grant for Saturday’s noon Fox Sports 1 game at Mountaineer Field. Like his predecessors, Grant is in the top 11 nationally in receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receptions.

Contributing again, Isaiah Bruce lobbied for move to D-line | WV MetroNews
Having slipped from freshman All-American to senior third-stringer, Isaiah Bruce wasn’t content to ride out his college career as a bystander.

Defense out to overcome struggles against top offenses | The Exponent Telegram
No, Tony Gibson has not put in for one of those Bosley hair replacements you see advertised on those sleepless nights, although that day may come soon.

Offensive line likely to change against Red Raiders | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia’s offensive line, abused last week at TCU and unable to get a running game going early in recent games, is about to be rebuilt and the changes figure to be substantial.

No sure thing left on WVU schedule | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University football team has dropped all four of its Big 12 Conference games so far — and sure, while that certainly wasn’t part of their plan, they can at least say they’ve finally gotten past the brutal Oklahoma-Oklahoma State-Baylor-TCU gauntlet that greeted them at the beginning of conference play.

Holgorsen, Kingsbury have a long history | The Daily Athenaeum
Since the 2013 season, head coach Dana Holgorsen has faced Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, after building somewhat of a friendship while working in Houston.

WVU tailback Smallwood gets loud about rushing woes | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Attuned to the bench area action during Thursday's loss to TCU, West Virginia running backs coach Ja'Juan Seider heard a familiar voice hit an uncommon tone near him while the Horned Frogs offense operated on the field.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 2 WVU Opens Big 12 Championship | WVU Athletics
The No. 2-ranked and top-seeded West Virginia University women’s soccer team opens the 2015 Big 12 Soccer Championship against No. 8-seed Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 12:30 p.m. ET, at Swope Soccer Village.

Goal in 106th Minute Downs WVU | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team lost to Penn, 3-2, in double overtime on Tuesday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

WVU’s Moisey still chasing national champ Tomasello | The Daily Athenaeum
In the run-up to the 2015-16 West Virginia University wrestling season, top Mountaineer 125-pounder Zeke Moisey is still chasing his white whale: Ohio State’s national champion and No. 1 wrestler in the country in his weight class, Nathan Tomasello.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Kansas State remains in high spirits, despite stumbling out of the blocks in Big 12 play | ESPN
Kansas State still has a passion to finish this season strong despite a disappointing 0-4 start to conference play.

BANG or BUST? Oklahoma State Is The Best Team Nobody’s Talking About | Land Grant Gauntlet
Oklahoma State is an undefeated power five team, but seem to be flying under the radar so far this season.

Around The NCAA:

Alabama deserves its high spot, and 4 other College Football Playoff rankings takeaways | SBNation
Notre Dame at Clemson can now be looked back on as the biggest weird game of the year, the Big 12's got a ton of opportunity, and maybe Memphis has an actual shot?

Mark Richt shouldn't be fired, but his 2015 failures go beyond just losing games | SBNation
Elsewhere in the week's most important numbers, Washington is suddenly good, Michigan's defense is suddenly a concern and total snaps can be very deceptive.

Don’t be ridiculous. Miami should not forfeit its win over Duke | SBNation
The refs messed up Miami vs. Duke. Sorry, Duke, but that's Miami's win.

If the season ended today, here's who should be in the College Football Playoff | SBNation
The official College Football Playoff Selection Committee releases its first ranking Tuesday night. The SB Nation version has been doing this for weeks, because we're better and work harder.

How the College Football Playoff committee works, with recusals actually mattering this time | SBNation
What did we learn from the first time, what's different this time and how will two of this year's top teams force certain members to step out of the room?

HATIN' ASS SPURRIER'S LEGENDS OF THE ALMOST LOST TO TEMPLE | Every Day Should Be Saturday
WASN'T INDIANA JONES'S BEST WORK EITHER, NOTRE DAME

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