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West Virginia Picks Up Another Verbal Commitment From Northwest Mississippi Community College

West Virginia running back Justin Crawford's arrival in Morgantown has seemingly opened up a pipeline to Northwest Mississippi Community College, and it's flowing pretty danged well.

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News Of Note

Football:

Injured cornerbacks should be ‘full-go’ for Texas Tech | WV MetroNews
Two weeks shy of facing Texas Tech’s white-hot passing attack, West Virginia’s secondary is on the mend.

Football Notebook: WVU Defense Trending Up | WVU Athletics
WVU's defense trending up again following Saturday's K-State game.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Rank No. 2 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 2 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll behind TCU.

Recruiting

Juco linebacker Quondarius Qualls verbally commits to WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Northwest Mississippi Community College linebacker Quondarius Qualls already had a home, committed to Southern Mississippi since the summer. When West Virginia came calling with an offer, though, it was too much for the junior college transfer to pass on.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

A year later, Texas Longhorns' win over Oklahoma seems like false hope | ESPN
Texas' upset of Oklahoma was supposed to be a turning point, but one year later, Charlie Strong is back on the hot seat.

Big 12 mailbag: Best skill combos, Texas Tech Red Raiders QBs | ESPN
Max Olson discusses the best wide receiver-running back combinations in the Big 12, Patrick Mahomes' future and Nic Shimonek's potential. Plus, a special appearance by our own WVUNite

Around The NCAA:

The College Football Playoff race is down to 28 teams. Here’s how it should look in December | SBNation
Ohio State-Michigan seems likely to all but determine one spot, and the ACC and SEC favorites are clear. For now.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: A&M will end the Vols’ run, and 23 more Week 6 bets | SBNation
The weekly picks column has finally hit a hot streak after a rough start. Let’s keep it going.

Oregon hasn't fired a head coach since 1976. Here's why this might be the year. | SBNation
The internet has never truly covered a Ducks head coaching change, because the Ducks have hired from within since before the internet existed.

How ESPN turned Clemson’s entrance into a 9-minute epic movie | SBNation
Also, let’s check in with Boise State’s battle against its own expectations and against Houston, and let’s talk about one of college football’s biggest issues.

How Hurricane Matthew could change Saturday’s college football schedule | SBNation
We’ll keep this updated through Saturday.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.41: WEEK FIVE ENTERS HURRICANE MODE | Every Day Should Be Saturday
THE FULLCAST RIDES FOR WEEK FIVE, which hits status as "a pretty good week" because it contains both "college football" and "passably good college football."

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