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Randy Mazey and his staff are looking at the possibilities and trying to figure out what makes them most likely to make the field with an at-large bid, something WVU hasn’t done since 1996.

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News Of Note

Football:

Adams adjusting to coaching at college level | Exponent Telegram
Blue Adams, the new WVU cornerbacks coach who had been working in the professional ranks with the Miami Dolphins, discussed the situation he has found at West Virginia and noted that there was one major difference.

Q&A: West Virginia S Dravon Askew-Henry | ESPN
West Virginia's Dravon Askew-Henry talks about stepping up and filling the void of departed star Karl Joseph among other topics.

The Lunch’s post-spring football review: Quarterbacks | WV MetroNews
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report continues their post-spring positional look at West Virginia football.

Baseball:

WVU baseball in bubble conversation | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Randy Mazey and his staff are looking at the possibilities and trying to figure out what makes them most likely to make the field with an at-large bid, something WVU hasn’t done since 1996.

Mountaineers in the Pros Update | WVU Athletics
Just over a month into the Major League Baseball season, 15 former West Virginia University baseball players are on active rosters.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU Golf Celebrates Historic Season | WVU Athletics
Freshman Max Sear was named the 2016 Player of the Year as the West Virginia University golf team celebrated its first varsity season in three decades with a banquet at Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on Wednesday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Ranking the Big 12 Coordinator Tandems for 2016 | AthlonSports.com
Hiring a good staff of assistants and two coordinators capable of controlling their side of the ball in player development and scheme implementation is critical for any FBS head coach. While the head coach hire is the biggest and most important move for any program, good assistant coaches are often the unsung heroes in the overall success for every team.

The Big 12 Expansion Question No One is Asking | Cowboys Ride For Free
Everyone wants to talk about who we should add to the conference. What I want to know is, where do we put them?

Longhorns HC Charlie Strong says 'everyone's aligned' in Texas administration | Burnt Orange Nation
After notable dysfunction, it seems the importance forces in Austin are pulling together behind the head football coach.

Texas Longhorns quieter but not muzzled as key Big 12 decisions loom | ESPN
The last time the Big 12 talked expansion, Texas was the dominating voice in the room. Do the Longhorns have the same clout this time around?

An unheralded candidate for Big 12 expansion?| ESPN
Several schools have been bandied about as candidates for Big 12 expansion, but Temple would bring a large TV market for the ride.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Conference realignment and the Texas Brand™ | SBNation
In this week's PAPN, Bill & Godfrey talk about alternate timelines for conference realignment, Nebraska's self-inflicted wounds, the draw of Colorado State, and the long-term power (or lack thereof?) of the Texas brand.

Around The NCAA:

Hugh Freeze wants to keep his deposition related to Laremy Tunsil lawsuit away from the NCAA | SBNation
Courtroom intrigue in the Magnolia State.

How and why the Australian pipeline to American football works | SBNation
The transcontinental trickle of talent now includes three likely starting NFL punters and a three-year reign at the college level. How's this work? And what's next?

The Solid Verbal: The evolving, scheming mind of Rich Rodriguez | SBNation
You want offense? We've got offense.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.15: THE RANDOM PREVIEWS BEGIN | Every Day Should Be Saturday
THE MOST SHOCKING THING OF ALL HAPPENS ON THE FULLCAST: FOOTBALL DISCUSSION

THE ACC EXPANDS TO FLAVORTOWN | Every Day Should Be Saturday
DINERS DRIVE-INS AND UNSUCCESSFUL DIVE PLAYS

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