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West Virginia Mountaineers Far From Worried About Preseason Snub

One day after landing an offensive and a defensive lineman on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, West Virginia found themselves in seventh place in the Big 12 preseason poll, but the Mountaineers aren't losing any sleep over it.

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One day after WVU had both an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman make the preseason team after failing to have one or the other do so the previous four years, the Mountaineers on Thursday found themselves in seventh place in the preseason poll. But WVU is far from worried.

West Virginia University senior quarterback Skyler Howard was one of 30 quarterbacks from across the nation to be named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, as announced by the Davey O'Brien Foundation.

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Around The Big 12:

The end of the Big 12 season is in sight in Week 13 of ESPN's Big 12 season predictions, with Texas hosting TCU, Baylor at Texas Tech, West Virginia at Iowa State and Kansas State-KU.

Around The NCAA:

Washington State head coach Mike Leach has never been especially shy about giving his opinion, and he's developed a reputation in journalistic circles as one of college football's better quotes. So his session with reporters at a Pac-12 media day on Thursday was a big-ticket event, to the extent these things can be big-ticket events.

Kevin Wilson has continued to prove he is one of the brightest offensive minds in college football, and his Indiana Hoosier offense should be fine again in 2016. But can a new defensive coordinator find the spark to move the defense forward?

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze addressed a crowd of reporters at SEC Media Days, but couldn't speak much on the NCAA investigation currently hounding his football program.

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