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West Virginia has plenty of options at nose guard

The Mountaineers are left to fill the hole left by Darrien Howard, and they have three faces that could fill the role

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

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WVU’s Derrek Pitts knows he made the right call | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It took one spring to seal it for Derrek Pitts. He’s right at home in staying at home. The former South Charleston High football star got a spring practice session under his belt as a defensive back at West Virginia University, and he said his decision to ultimately remain in the Mountain State was the best one to make.

WVU football has plenty of candidates at nose guard | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When the first game of the season arrives, West Virginia’s football team figures to have eight new starters on defense. While that deserves some attention, it warrants an explanation, too.

Rice WR heads latest batch of newcomers | The Exponent Telegram
Nate German, a graduate transfer wide receiver from Rice. With his economics degree in hand, German, a 6-foot-1, 209-pound native of Cypress, Texas, is looking for a new opportunity at West Virginia.

The Most Interesting Men in Morgantown | WVU Athletics
Kyle Bosch is the latest in a long line of interesting characters to come through West Virginia University.

Single-Game Football Tickets on Sale July 6 | WVU Athletics
Mini-packages and single-game tickets for the 2017 West Virginia University football season will go on sale to the public on Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

WVU's Donahue not looking too far ahead | The Exponent Telegram
With just over a month until the beginning of fall camp and a little over two months before West Virginia opens its 2017 season, buzz is starting to build and focus is starting to shift towards the all important opener against Virginia Tech

Source: Dave Serrano to become WVU baseball pitching coach | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia University baseball team is adding a former major-college head coach to its staff as pitching coach.

WVU target Thornton shares father's work ethic | The Exponent Telegram
“Legacy” recruits are always assumed to have an automatic in with the school where their parent played. That factor could be at work with rising junior Jalen Thornton, whose father John was a standout defensive lineman for the Mountaineers from 1995-98, but he is also set on carving his own path.

Kevin White not worried about injury history, talks relationships with QBs | Windy City Gridiron
Despite missing ample time over the past two seasons, Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White is not worried about his injuries.

Eagles rookie WR Shelton Gibson in danger of being cut | Pro Football Focus
A fifth-round selection out of West Virginia, WR Shelton Gibson’s struggles during OTAs could have him on the outside looking in to crack the Eagles’ roster.

Eagles have another new college football factory | Bleeding Green Nation
Where do most of Philly’s players come from?

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Could Silicon Valley kill off the Big 12 conference? | Heartland College Sports
When the time comes for more college football realignment, the Pac-12 may have one very big advantage over the Big 12: Silicon Valley.

Bama reported a Nick Saban NCAA violation, but it's not a big deal | SB Nation
No, the head coach isn’t in any trouble.

The fine folks over at Netflix sent SB Nation an exclusive clip of the upcoming season of Last Chance U, and this season looks like it may be just as interesting as the first.

Last Chance U season 2 clip

SB Nation brings you an exclusive clip from season 2 of "Last Chance U" by Netflix, dropping July 21! Who's pumped for this??

Posted by SB Nation College Football on Friday, June 30, 2017

Season 2 debuts on Netflix on July 21st. Former Mountaineer quarterback Clint Trickett will once again be featured in the show, as he spent the 2016 season as the EMCC quarterback coach before heading to Boca Raton with Lane Kiffin. Incoming Mountaineer defensive lineman Ezekiel Rose was also a member of the 2016 EMCC team, but it’s unclear how big of a role he plays in the show.

I love The Rock, but this looks like traaaassshhhhh.

Today’s Miss Throwdown is the star of the new Netflix hit GLOW, and best known for her role as Annie on Community. Follow Alison Brie on Instagram for her adventures. And while you’re at it, watch GLOW. It’s really, really good.