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Times are different at West Virginia with its defense and nobody knows it better than Brian Mitchell, the assistant in charge of the cornerbacks.


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News Of Note


WVU corners right where they want to be | The Exponent Telegram
Times are different at West Virginia with its defense and nobody knows it better than Brian Mitchell, the assistant in charge of the cornerbacks.

Nose guard Rose, LB Barber key to WVU defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
No relationship is more important than the one between two players at two different positions with two different body types. The fate of the defense relies heavily on the link between nose guard Kyle Rose and middle linebacker Jared Barber.

Dillon WVU's Spur of the Moment | WVU Athletics
If you want to see West Virginia University defensive coordinator Tony Gibson become uneasy or squirm in his chair, just ask him what it would be like playing a football game without senior KJ Dillon at spur safety.

Former Holgorsen star Filani empathizes with Shelton Gibson’s struggles | WV MetroNews
What do 2004 Joel Filani and 2015 Shelton Gibson have in common? They were/are receivers coached by Dana Holgorsen and had/are having difficulties adjusting to passes thrown straight at their faces.

Which AP pollster gave West Virginia its only preseason Top 25 vote? | WV MetroNews
While Ohio State was THE unanimous No. 1 choice in the AP’s preseason poll Sunday, those 61 media voters almost reached a consensus on West Virginia not being ranked at all. Except for one.

WATCH: The Dana Holgorsen Show - WV Illustrated
In case you missed it on television, be sure to catch the first episode of this season's Dana Holgorsen Show, sponsored by Little General Stores and Panhandle Restoration.


WATCH: WVU Hoops Staff Rolls Past Players in Charity Softball Game | WV Illustrated
Highlights, a term used loosely here, from Friday night's action on the diamond as the Mountaineers staff dominated the student-athletes.

West Virginia Athletics:

Scrimmage offers look at new players for WVU | The Daily Athenaeum
Last week, West Virginia University volleyball coach Reed Sunahara said his team is "here to compete." Sunday afternoon, that statement was proven at the Gold vs. Blue scrimmage at the Coliseum, to show the promising future for the season to come.

Stephenson, defense lead way in final tune-up | The Daily Athenaeum
Following a 2-2 draw with Dayton, the West Virginia men’s soccer closed out the preseason positively.

No. 10 WVU Falls to No. 11 Virginia Tech | WVU Athletics
An inadvertent handball called in the 62nd minute proved to be the difference in a heated contest between the No. 10/12 West Virginia University women’s soccer team and No. 11/13 Virginia Tech.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Baylor’s bumbling shows why Big 12 should ban troubled transfers | WV MetroNews
The sexual assault conviction of Sam Ukwuachu shows failings by Art Briles and Baylor's administration.

Dangerous player behavior a problem for college football, not just Baylor | Sporting News
So Art Briles lied, and now there’s national outrage. Now.

The real problem at Baylor isn't Art Briles | Bring On The Cats
We're so busy pointing fingers, we're ignoring the bigger picture.

Emails show Chris Petersen knew vivid details of Ukwuachu incident | Sporting News
Emails show that the Boise State athletic department knew vivid details of Sam Ukwuachu's violent incident with his former girlfriend, per Texas Monthly.

Will Cowboys’ opponents be asking ‘Where’s Walsh? | WV MetroNews
While West Virginia was hosting its second closed scrimmage of the preseason (no media eyes allowed and no stats provided), there was news being made in faraway corners of the Big 12.

Five breakout players for TCU in 2015 | FOX Sports
We know receivers Kolby Listenbee, Josh Doctson and of course quarterback Trevone Boykin. But how about some others?

TCU returner Cameron Echols-Luper has left the team | FOX Sports
TCU receiver and kick returner Cameron Echols-Luper has left the school.

Around The NCAA:

AP Top 25: Ohio State is No. 1, followed by TCU, Alabama | Sporting News
When the 2014 season ended, it was obvious Ohio State would have a target on its back in 2015. Now that the Coaches and AP polls have the Buckeyes as an overwhelming No. 1, it's official.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Overrateability and Louisiana meat | SBNation
Introducing a new SB Nation podcast with Bill Connelly and Steven Godfrey.

Steve Sarkisian apologizes for behavior, language at USC event | Sporting News
USC coach Steve Sarkisian's behavior Saturday night apparently was bad enough that it warranted an apology.

West Virginia Pros

Geno Smith, nursing broken jaw, watching Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons |
Jets quarterback Geno Smith, who has that whole broken jaw thing going on, wasn't allowed to be on the sideline with his teammates for Friday night's preseason game against the Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

Bears rookie receiver Kevin White has surgery on his shin | Chicago Tribune

Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White had surgery to repair the stress fracture in his left shin on Sunday in the Chicago area.

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