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If you haven't noticed, there have been developments of late along West Virginia University's defensive line. According to Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen, backup nose tackle Jaleel Fields is shelved for the season because of knee surgery. Junior college transfer Larry Jefferson, a former defensive end, has been removed from the team roster after a recent arrest. Still, the coach and team have Noble Nwachukwu, which is a very good thing for the Mountaineers.
After his teammate Wendell Smallwood tied for last season's NCAA lead with 59 rushes of 10 or more yards, Rushel Shell wouldn't mind a West Virginia repeat.
Any athlete who reaches his senior year and is in the thick of battling for a starting position on a Power 5 conference team, as is Rasul Douglas, has dreamed the dream.
WVU folks have thought for a year now that Tyler Orlosky has a chance to be the best center the school has seen. He is the keystone of an offensive line that is projected to be one of the best in the Big 12 and perhaps even the country.
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Will Muschamp's second chance as an SEC head coach will probably begin with a tough season. His South Carolina team doesn't boast many known difference-makers, and he'll probably need most of 2016 to get the right pieces in the right places.
Today's Miss Throwdown is a swimsuit model that has managed to slip through the cracks until now. CLICK HERE for Sierra Egan's Instagram.