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West Virginia's Secondary Not Taking BYU Lightly

Although BYU’s offense has sputtered through its first three games, West Virginia cornerback coach Blue Adams and bandit safety Jarrod Harper say the Mountaineer secondary is still on alert for big plays in this Saturday’s matchup.

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Mountaineer secondary not taking BYU lightly | The Exponent Telegram
Although BYU’s offense has sputtered through its first three games, West Virginia cornerback coach Blue Adams and bandit safety Jarrod Harper say the Mountaineer secondary is still on alert for big plays in this Saturday’s matchup.

Carrier wants WRs to be physical, fast against Cougars | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia wide receiver assistant Tyron Carrier, knowing that he has a speed advantage over BYU in Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. meeting at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, wants his group to play fast. But what he really means, knowing that the Cougars come in with the reputation of being quite physical, is that Carrier wants them to play not fast, but "PHAST."

Coaching staff shares play-calling responsibilities | The Exponent Telegram
The last time West Virginia took the field before its bye week, it found a way to get freshman Kennedy McKoy his first touchdown on a slip screen to the left that proved to be the perfect play call. What made it unique was the call did not come from head coach Dana Holgorsen, nor did it come from the offensive coordinator in the press box, Joe Wickline, but instead from his first-year wide receiver coach on the sideline Tyron Carrier.

West Virginia's Skyler Howard still looking for respect | ESPN
Skyler Howard's name tends to get left out of conversations about the best quarterbacks in the Big 12.

Colton McKivitz growing as WVU's starting left tackle | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In his team’s win against Youngstown State, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Colton McKivitz "played like a redshirt freshman," which is understandable, because McKivitz is a redshirt freshman. But it’s not acceptable, because McKivitz is the starting left tackle, a replacement for starter Yodny Cajuste who protects quarterback Skyler Howard’s blind side.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

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Choosing comfort over style doesn't seem to mean that much, but for Texas, every psychological advantage helps.

Around The NCAA:

College football picks, 2016 Week 4: Michigan State and Ole Miss our biggest favorites | SBNation
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Tennessee, LSU and 22 other strong Week 4 bets | SBNation
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The Solid Verbal: Previewing Week 4, when things start becoming very real | SBNation
Let's see what you've got, conference games.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4:37: NOTHING BUT PAIN | Every Day Should Be Saturday
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Into Focus: ESPN's Chris Fowler wants to call games and take pictures of animals | SBNation
A deep dive with the voice of college football and tennis.

How must-win is this Florida game for Tennessee’s Butch Jones? | SBNation
If the Gators make it 12 in a row over the Vols, the pressure’s going up.

The ACC's 3-team disaster scenario is almost certainly not gonna happen | SBNation
The ACC appears to have both depth and star power. What role will Louisville and a couple of Coastal upstarts play? Full win projections below.

Top-20 athletic director on scheduling North Dakota State: ‘No, absolutely not’ | SBNation
Also, the end of the CEO-style athletic director, an update on how to stream college football, and some 'Game of Thrones' fun with NCAA compliance.

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