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Dana Holgorsen Doesn't Want All Of West Virginia's Focus To Be On BYU

While Holgorsen will introduce BYU to his team this week, the Mountaineer head coach wants his players to focus on making progress more so than its next opponent.

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News Of Note

Football:

Holgorsen doesn't want all of team's focus on BYU | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen plans to introduce his team to BYU slowly during this week’s bye.

Practice Time Helped Recharge West Virginia Quarterbacks | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Dana Holgorsen didn’t disguise his disappointment with his two backup QBs after the game, but he didn’t hide from the fact the Mountaineers would need their backup quarterbacks. Turns out, they needed them the following week. Holgorsen said he was comfortable enough with their practice performances to consider playing either of them in the first half. That never happened, but Holgorsen nevertheless thought the way they participated in practice and then the game was an improvement — and he added true freshman Cody Saunders will now redshirt.

WVU stadium issues, FCS teams and the Big 12 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Apparently all the noise from West Virginia University’s first home football game wasn’t cheers for the Mountaineers. According to reports, operations at Milan Puskar Stadium were, let’s say, less than optimal. Mountaineer athletic director Shane Lyons, however, said Game 2 went more smoothly.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Preseason No. 1 | WVU Athletics
The 18-time National Champion West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) preseason Top 20 poll.   Four letterwinners return for the 2016-17 season, including senior team captain Jean-Pierre Lucas, junior Elizabeth Gratz and sophomores Will Anti and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher.

Mountaineers Complete Final Day at Kiawah | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University golf team recorded its third-best score in the new era with a total of 873 (+9) and finished tied for ninth at The Invitational at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in Johns Island, South Carolina, during the final round Tuesday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Take Two: Should Big 12 worry about College Football Playoff hopes? | ESPN
It's early, but with teams losing early, is it time to start panicking about the Big 12's chances of sending a team to the College Football Playoff?

Around The NCAA:

Here's what to expect from the SEC West race (beyond Bama winning it) | SBNation
How does Ole Miss beat Alabama? And who’s most likely to overachieve and underachieve?

Colorado made fun of Jim Harbaugh's roster secrecy by posting a fake depth chart | SBNation
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