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What JaJuan Seider knew of Justin Crawford was the running back had plenty of things to brag about after two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College. What West Virginia's running backs coach has discovered about his new pupil is he's doesn't have to worry about Crawford letting his past affect the future.
How much does West Virginia assistant Ja'Juan Seider adore his running backs room? Let us count the ways he gushed Monday.
Football coaches are, well, for the most part over-the-hill players at major colleges, hired for experience and knowledge they have rather than the athleticism they once displayed. At West Virginia, though, Dana Holgorsen has added a couple of new coaches who bring something different to the coaching game as assistants — cleats.
West Virginia Athletics:
Nicco Campriani, the 2011 NCAA air rifle champion and graduate of West Virginia University, won a Gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle on Monday at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
The West Virginia University Rifle team continues to shine in Rio. Former WVU shooter Nicco Campriani of Italy earned the gold medal in the men's 10 meter Air Rifle competition. Campriani, a four time All-American, at WVU shot a final score of 206.1 to earn his second gold and third Olympic medal.
The No. 6-ranked West Virginia University women's soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Michigan this afternoon in the team's lone 2016 home exhibition match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Around The Big XII:
Former Houston head coach Dana Dimel didn't sugarcoat things when he said that he thought adding the Cougars to the Big 12 would be a bad move. Dimel, now the co-offensive coordinator at Kansas State, was the head coach at Houston for three years from 2000-2002. He didn't waste time getting to his point.
Around The NCAA:
Gus Malzahn has fallen from Nick Saban's Personal Tormenter to firmly on the hot seat in barely more than a year. Can he find the quarterback he needs to drag the offense back to elite? And will that defense ever improve?
For the first time in about four years, Kevin Sumlin has an A&M with strong experience. Is seasoning enough to account for last year's offensive issues and a schedule that features eight projected top-25 teams?
Four-star true freshman wide receiver Cordell Broadus left the UCLA football team in August 2015. Broadus, the son of Snoop Dogg, remained a student at the school and eventually rejoined the program as a walk-on the following March. As of fall 2016, Broadus has left again.
Today's Miss Throwdown is Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte's girlfriend and Playboy's Miss July 2015. CLICK HERE for Kayla Rae Reid's Instagram.