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Dana Holgorsen remains confident Will Grier will be able to start against Virginia Tech

The Mountaineer staff are still waiting on the official word from the NCAA, but the confidence level inside the program seems high.

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Iowa State Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown your one stop shop for the latest WVU news and information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

There’s not a lot of ground breaking news this morning, so I’m going to just quick hit the things that may be of some importance. Be sure to watch the two videos of interest below, most importantly Dana Holgorsen’s quick conference before yesterday’s Spring practice. He updates the Steven Smothers situation that I mentioned on Monday, and gives the latest on Will Grier.

Here’s to hoping tomorrow brings something worth talking about.

Quick Hits:

Gonzaga presents sizable challenge for WVU | The Exponent Telegram
When West Virginia takes the floor Thursday in San Jose for its Sweet Sixteen matchup with top-seeded and once-beaten Gonzaga, it will mark the Mountaineers’ biggest challenge of the year — maybe not literally, but certainly physically.

2010, 2017 Mountaineers found success differently | The Exponent Telegram
As Bob Huggins’ current West Virginia basketball team works its way through the land mines of the NCAA Tournament, having reached the Sweet 16 with a 7:39 p.m. Thursday date against No. 1 Gonzaga out west in San Jose, the time has come to see just how it compares to the Mountaineer coach’s 2010 Final Four group.

WVU’s draw similar to Huggins’ 1992 Final Four run | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The numbers are different a quarter-century later, but Huggins is still standing and staring at a reasonable draw for not only his third Final Four appearance.

CMU football goes 6-6 or so every year, but does it dramatically! | SB Nation
Bill Connelly continues his 2017 college football previews, and he’s knee deep in the MACtion.

FIGHT SONG REVIEW: THE BUCKEYE BATTLE CRY | Every Day Should Be Saturday
While Bill C is compiling stats and analyzing every aspect of a team, Spencer Hall is handling the more hard-hitting issues; fights songs.

And that, my friends, is all the news that’s fit to print this morning. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Baylor does something stupid again and I can rail on them, or Oklahoma State actually hires Doug Gottlieb and we can spend the day laughing at that. Slow news days are the worst, so I’m making up for it below. You’ll understand.

It’s time to catch up with the coaches...

I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but if there is one thing I could do differently in the past I’d have to go back to the mid-2000’s when YouTube first started monetizing videos and figure out something for me and my stupid friends to do to capitalize on it. Take Dude Perfect, for example. The group started out with four college roommates messing around and making trick shots in someone’s backyard. Now they have their own show on CMT, a ton of money and are challenging the freakin’ Power Rangers to their dumb competitions.

Speaking of the Power Rangers, this movie is probably going to be trash but 8-year old me is still screaming in excitement.

YouTube has put so many people in the spotlight and made them rich, but this one is my favorite. Today’s Miss Throwdown is an Iranian-American who has parlayed her “unique talents” into her own clothing line, a dance studio and launched her singing career. Follow Lexy Panterra on Instagram, and enjoy the show...