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Holgorsen plans to use bye week to advantage | The Daily Athenaeum
This week, the West Virginia football team is on a bye, and according to head coach Dana Holgorsen that’s just what the team needs heading into next weekend’s matchup against Maryland.
WVU using bye week to prep for Maryland | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Facing its first bye week this season, West Virginia already is preparing for Maryland on Sept. 26 at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Mountaineers making the best of an early bye week | WV MetroNews
West Virginia, which sits on the peripheral of the Top 25 after a 2-0 start, targets areas of development in the early bye week.
Holgorsen is no fan of early bye week | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia is one of only four teams in major conferences to have two open weeks this season, but that doesn’t necessarily please coach Dana Holgorsen.
Shell's second-guessing leads to big drop-off in his rushing yardage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While a number of new or unproven players in West Virginia’s offense have excelled in the first two games, a familiar one has struggled. In the Mountaineers’ 41-17 victory Saturday against Liberty, running back Rushel Shell, the team’s leading rusher in 2014, ran for just 27 yards and averaged a measly 2.5 yards per carry.
Path To The Playoff, Week 2: Six Teams About To Matter | College Football News
3. West Virginia - Really, really quietly, the Mountaineers have been razor-sharp.
West Virginia Athletics:
No. 4 WVU Scoring Goals More Frequently in '15 | WVU Athletics
There is something special brewing in Morgantown, and it’s not what’s being made at the local Starbucks over on Van Voorhis Road. Nikki Izzo-Brown has whipped up another outstanding West Virginia University soccer team that is moving up the national rankings faster than the stock market has been falling these days.
Montgomery Leads WVU Past Marshall | WVU Athletics
A career-high 31 kills by Morgan Montgomery and a four-set rally led the West Virginia University volleyball team to a 3-2 win over in-state rival Marshall in the Mountaineers’ home opener at the WVU Coliseum on Tuesday evening.
Mountaineers Rank No. 11 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University cross country team is ranked No. 11 in the first United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Poll, released today.
Mountaineers finish 13th in Joe Feaganes Invitational | The Daily Athenaeum
Coming off a 10th place finish in the Tiger Turning Stone Invitational last week, the West Virginia University men’s golf team returned to its home state this week to compete in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. The Mountaineers had a very up-and-down performance this week, as they finished 13th out of 16 teams, with a score of seven-over 859 for the tournament.
Around The Big 12:
I hope the new Texas athletic director really, really hates Texas A&M | SBNation
Texas is gonna make a lot of money no matter which person it hires. So please hire someone who can make Thanksgiving mean again.
Texas should've known what it was getting when it hired Patterson | ESPN
Texas should’ve known what it was getting when it hired Steve Patterson. A background in professional sports is what ultimately landed him the job. So, not surprisingly, he ran the Texas athletic department like he would run a bottom-line business. With his arrogant approach of treating the Longhorns faithful like consumers, he drove a wedge between the school and the fan base.
Oliver Luck the right choice for Longhorns AD | SI.com
As Texas starts over again, Fenves would be wise to do what Powers neglected to do—make the obvious hire in Oliver Luck.
Mack Brown won't be next Texas athletic director, report says | Sporting News
Former Texas football coach Mack Brown will not replace Steve Patterson as the university's next athletic director, sources told 247 Sports.
TCU Horned Frogs must overcome mounting injuries | ESPN
TCU is looking to overcome mounting injuries to its defense.
K-State football dealing with injury situation | Topeka Capital-Journal
Injuries and depth are a concern for every football coach, and it’s an issue Kansas State is dealing with two games into the season.
Glenn Gronkowski and Winston Dimel: A Perfect Combination | Bring On The Cats
The Pro Bowler's brother. The coach's son. Wonder Twins, form of road grader.
Perfect Combinations: Demond Tucker and Dale Pierson | Wide Right & Natty Lite
Like peanut butter and chocolate, Demond Tucker and Dale Pierson have been the perfect combination on ISU's defensive line.
Around The NCAA:
Ole Miss won't score 75 points per game all year, but it still means something | SBNation
And four other somewhat measured reactions to the first two weeks of college football.
Tennessee played scared, and that's why it lost to Oklahoma | SBNation
The notable numbers from Week 2 of the college football season, including Tennessee's decision to kick an early 18-yard field goal, Notre Dame's last-minute touchdown, and two long road losing streaks coming to an end.
Rutgers football: WR Leonte Carroo slammed woman into concrete | SI.com
Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo slammed a woman into the concrete outside the Scarlet Knights’ football training center Saturday night, according to a complaint filed in a Piscataway, N.J. municipal court and obtained by The Bergen Record.
St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin can change games, seeks consistency | ESPN
As the St. Louis Rams' resident all-purpose threat, Tavon Austin offered a scintillating reminder of the many ways he can quickly and dramatically alter the course of a game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
It's time for this week's Easy Call with Dan Rubenstein!
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