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Dana Holgorsen's Fate At West Virginia Could Be Decided By Upcoming Stretch

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It’s reasonable to believe what’s been happening can continue. It’s possible the Mountaineers can’t keep it going against better competition. But it’s true what happens now will influence Lyons, define Holgorsen and shape their futures together or apart.

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News Of Note

Football:

Upcoming stretch could decide Dana Holgorsen’s fate at WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It’s reasonable to believe what’s been happening can continue. It’s possible the Mountaineers can’t keep it going against better competition. But it’s true what happens now will influence Lyons, define Holgorsen and shape their futures together or apart.

Holgorsen downplays familiarity with Texas Tech | The Exponent Telegram
Dana Holgorsen and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury have worked together, they possess similar offensive philosphies and, of course, being in the same conference have developed a familiarity with each other that is not unlike brother and sister. Certainly that enters into the equation when the two teams meet, as they will in Lubbock at noon on Oct. 15

Gold & Blue Lunch: What’s behind Josh Lambert’s drop in pop? | WV MetroNews
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report has sweet memories of Lubbock, a flat-and-dusty burgh to be sure, but also our pick for the most underrated city in the Big 12, which is to say no one would ever overrate it.

Basketball:

King Tabbed Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University junior Kristina King, a transfer from Gulf Coast State, was named the Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Newcomer of the Year, as chosen by the league’s head coaches. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

West Virginia Athletics:

Thrasher to Shoot at World Cup Final | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University sophomore Ginny Thrasher is set to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final for Rifle/Pistol, at the Tiro a Segno Nazionale Shooting Range in Bologna, Italy.

Around The League

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Around The NCAA:

New NCAA proposal will bring sweeping changes to recruiting | ESPN
The NCAA Division I Council proposed new legislation Wednesday that would severely restrict satellite camps and implement two early signing periods.

4 big Week 6 college football picks: If Arkansas upsets Bama, our whole board is ruined | SBNation
Here are our picks for the weekend’s four biggest games. It's not just who you pick; it's how confident you are.

Ed Orgeron explains Ed Orgeron, the most changed man in college football | SBNation
One-on-one with the Louisiana native who’s auditioning for his dream job.

How Washington shut down Stanford and Christian McCaffrey, in 3 steps | SBNation
Here’s how the Huskies made one of the country’s best programs look completely overwhelmed on offense.

The NCAA won't let an Army vet play college basketball because of his high school grades | SBNation
Fix this, NCAA.

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