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The Rundown, 10/19/17: West Virginia loses a commit, Mike Gundy, and nightmare playoff scenarios

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Check out what’s trending through Mountaineer Nation in today’s edition of The Rundown.

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Good morning, everyone! We’re pretty light on the news this morning, which I guess isn’t a terrible thing to deal with as you head into a game in two days. We’ll be posting an updated leaderboard for the Pick ‘Em Gauntlet later today with our predictions for the Baylor game, so stay tuned for that.


In Mountaineers news...

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME: West Virginia picked up a pretty big commitment yesterday, but the 2018 recruiting class also took a hit. Ralph Davis, a wide receiver from Houston, TX, and the Mountaineers mutually agreed to part ways earlier this month, and the news is just now getting out. West Virginia is pursuing a couple other big time receivers to fill that role.

THE FILM ROOM (WV Metro News): Allan Taylor wrote a really great piece yesterday to break down how West Virginia managed to mount their comeback win over Texas Tech last Saturday. If you’re into the X’s and O’s of football, it’s a must read.

Around the League and Beyond...

THE MULLET KING (SB Nation): Our old pal Bill C wrote an excellent longform piece about how Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy returned home to the Cowboys, and with help from T. Boone Pickens, has built a program.

TEAM CHAOS FTW (SB Nation): Spencer Hall broke down nine nightmare scenarios for the 2017 College Football Playoff that are still possible, at this point, and I’m extremely here for almost all of them. If the Mountaineers aren’t in the conversation, I’m all for the most ridiculous possible thing happening.


Procrastination Corner...

Did y’all see what happened on Jeopardy! the other night? No, I’m not talking about Austin, the Internet darling’s 12-game winning streak coming to an end. I’m talking about quite possibly the worst game of Jeopardy! ever played.

Yes, that’s right. The gentleman there on the left won the game with $1.00. It almost sounds too stupid to have actually happened, but it’s not the first time. Claire McNear over at The Ringer wrote how this ridiculous feat happened, and it’s kinda fascinating, really.

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