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West Virginia's Offensive Line On The Same Page Through Two Games

Through two games, and after losing a starting left tackle, the Mountaineer offensive line have yet to allow a sack.

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WVU offensive line on same page through two games | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Through two games and 70 passes, West Virginia hasn’t allowed a sack. This is commendable for both obvious and obscure reasons. A season ago, the Mountaineers played one game without allowing a sack. In all, they surrendered 32. Thirty teams managed to do worse.

OL coaching duo paying dividends | The Exponent Telegram
The talk started publicly back when West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen announced he was bringing Joe Wickline in as offensive coordinator and to give offensive line coach Ron Crook a second pair of eyes and a bit of different philosophy on how to approach both pass protection and run blocking. Privately, though, you can bet it started before Holgorsen even interviewed Wickline, for Holgorsen obviously felt after an 8-5 season in which his pass protection was dismal, things would have to change. And change they have.

Holgorsen for tough non-conference scheduling | The Exponent Telegram
Two weeks into the 2016 football season and the Big 12 is down to just three unbeaten teams — Texas, Baylor and West Virginia — leading to questions as to whether or not the conference is really among the elite this season.

Howard Named an O'Brien "Great 8" Quarterback | WVU Athletics
West Virginia senior quarterback Skyler Howard was named a Davey O'Brien "Great 8" quarterback for his outstanding performance in the 38-21 win over Youngstown State as announced Monday by the Davey O'Brien Award's selection subcommittee.

Football Notebook: Bye Week Planning | WVU Athletics
Despite enjoying a rare mid-September open weekend, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said there is still plenty of work to be done before the Mountaineers tee it up once again on Saturday, September 24, in Landover, Maryland, against BYU.

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WVU Sixth after Two Rounds at Kiawah | WVU Athletics
After shooting four under par as a team in the first round, the West Virginia University golf team sits in sixth place after 36 holes of play at The Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in Johns Island, South Carolina.

Around The League

Around The NCAA:

Nick Saban’s mad at his team, so I'm ranking Arkansas No. 1 instead | SBNation
This is The Top Whatever, your weekly ranking of exactly the teams Spencer Hall thinks should be ranked.

Arkansas has taken over for LSU as the SEC's chaos master | SBNation
Also: Louisville could’ve tried to put 100 on Syracuse, Georgia made the wrong kind of history, and Tennessee's fumble luck is getting ridiculous.

LSU wearing these sick throwback gold jerseys and white helmets against MSU | SBNation
The uniforms honor the gold jerseys LSU wore in the 1940s.

If the season ended right now, here's who we'd put in the College Football Playoff | SBNation
Every week during the season, a bunch of us vote on which four teams we'd put in the Playoff at this exact second. We could predict what it'll look like in January, but what's the fun in that?

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.34: WEEK TWO IS FOR HATIN’ | Every Day Should Be Saturday

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I mean, the movie will probably be garbage but KATE BECKINSALE

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