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It’s a relatively quiet day, and I expect the rest of the week to follow the same pattern. The West Virginia football team returns to Morgantown this weekend, and Fall workouts begin on Sunday, I believe. There’s not one big story overpowering the rest today, but there’s plenty of little tidbits that may be of interest.
Grid Experts Klatt, Feldman High on Mountaineers | WVU Athletics
Count college football experts Bruce Feldman and Joel Klatt among those believing the Big 12 media is selling West Virginia football a little short in its annual preseason poll, revealed 11 days ago.
WVU football season ticket sales slightly down | Charleston Gazette-Mail
With the addition of quarterback Will Grier, interest in WVU football is up. Season ticket sales for the Mountaineers, however, is not. At least, not at this point. With the Sept. 3 opener against Virginia Tech in Landover, Maryland, fast approaching, WVU senior associate athletic director Matt Wells sees sales mirroring that of last season.
Take Two: Most Important Offensive Player | EerSports
Mike and Chris are back at it again. This time they're debating who will be the key player on offense for the Mountaineers.
Huggins Announces Staff Reorganization | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins announced today two title changes and a new hire for the men’s basketball staff.
Gold/Blue Intrasquad Moved to Aug. 13 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team’s gold/blue intrasquad scrimmage has been moved up two days, to Sunday, August 13, at 7 p.m. ET, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. This is probably a pretty smart move that allows the soccer team to pull in some of the fans that will be in town for Fan Day earlier in the evening.
GW state champ David Smith to wrestle at WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Former George Washington wrestling standout and two-time Class AAA 285-pound state champion David Smith tweeted Monday evening that he will enroll at West Virginia University and join the wrestling team.
Why is Eagles' Shelton Gibson dropping the ball so much? | NJ.com
Eagles rookie receiver Shelton Gibson did not sugarcoat things speaking at his locker on Monday following the first practice of training camp. He hasn't been good enough. He is struggling with drops. The one positive? Gibson thinks he knows why.
Shelton Gibson Needs to Boost His Confidence to Boost His Play | NBC 10 Philadelphia
There's no need to sugarcoat or pretend things have gone perfectly. They haven't. Through the first couple months of Shelton Gibson's NFL career, there have been more bad days than good, more dropped passes than impressive plays, more reasons for the coaching staff to wonder than to be encouraged.
Giants training camp 2017 position battles: Will Geno Smith revive career as backup QB? | NJ.com
For the first time in a long time, the Giants will have some quarterback intrigue in the preseason.
Eagles' Rasul Douglas still enduring growing pains at cornerback | Philly.com
The rookie cornerback is learning to accept failure. - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
Raiders safety Karl Joseph feels like ‘new person’ | Las Vegas Review-Journal
This is a new year, fresh start for Raiders 2016 first-round pick Karl Joseph.
Bruce Irvin is the Raiders most underrated player | Silver And Black Pride
Irvin may be the Raiders best defender not named Mack.
Nick Kwiatkoski can cement himself as Bears LB of the future | 247Sports
Nick Kwiatkoski will have an opportunity to take advantage of a special situation with the Chicago Bears this season.
Adam 'Pacman' Jones Suspended 1 Game for Violating NFL's Conduct Policy | Bleacher Report
Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for one game by the NFL
Justin Fuente set the bar high in his Virginia Tech debut. Can he clear it in 2017? | SB Nation
Normally, I wouldn't include this one here, but I've got something to say about this one. Take a look at the predicted win margin for September 3rd. Allow me to address Bill Connelly:
10 POINT FAVORITES, BILL?! REALLY?!
Connor Williams: Texas tackle earning 2018 NFL draft hype | SI.com
After cutting his teeth against Solomon Thomas in high school, college has been nothing unexpected for Texas LT Connor Williams.
Mississippi State fan played role in Hugh Freeze resigning | SI.com
This story just keeps getting better. A Mississippi State fan played a major role in Hugh Freeze resigning from Ole Miss, ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports.
Jaheim Oatis: Alabama, Ole Miss interested in eighth-grader | SI.com
A 6-foot-4, 286-pound eighth-grader has picked up offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State. Don't tell me genetically engineered food didn't play a role in this one.
m-townjoe suggested a DougityDog video retrospective yesterday, and I think it probably is a good idea to look back to see how his videos have grown, and appreciate all that Doug has done for West Virginia football. While these two videos were not his first, I believe this is when Doug really hit his stride and became a force in the highlight video community. (Is there a highlight video community? I’d assume there is.)
There was a new Justice League trailer to come out of Comic-Con, and it looks like they might finally have the DC Extended Universe heading in the right direction finally. Or it may just be that I’m extremely here for Gal Gadot, no matter how bad the movie is.
I’m on a Gal Gadot high right now, so she’s getting the nod as today’s Miss Throwdown. Go follow Wonder Woman on Instagram.