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Dana, somehow, left each of them having fantastic hair off of his list

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We skipped the Throwdown yesterday because of all the 2007 stuff we threw at you, so we’ve got a double helping of Casazza articles today.

Holgorsen finds quarterbacks comparable | EerSports
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen finds Clint Trickett and Will Grier have a lot in common. The two QBs learned the same while on a flight together in 2015.

Dana Holgorsen, WVU football staff take in sights at Texans camp opening | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Shortly after the Houston Texans opened their first day of training camp at The Greenbrier on Wednesday, Dana Holgorsen and several members of his coaching staff at West Virginia walked into practice and began to take in the sights.

Take Two: Most Important Defensive Player | EerSports
Who is the most important player on the WVU defense for 2017? Casazza and Chris Anderson dived into the defense in yesterday's installment of Take Two.

Take Two: If You Could Have One Graduated Player.... | EerSports
Which 2016 graduate would help complete this 2017 team? Mike Casazza and Chris Anderson put the question up for debate, and their answers may surprise you.

WVU's Benton Eyes Journalism Career After Football | WVU Athletics
Last week, sitting in front of a small gathering of reporters at Big 12 Media Day at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, West Virginia University senior linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton announced his future plans. Someday when his football career is finished, he wants to become a member of the Fourth Estate.

Hey, Al-Rasheed, there's always a spot here at The Smoking Musket for you.

Charleston’s Long has ‘mind blown’ with WVU appointment | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The official press release came from WVU at 3:42 p.m. on Monday. Charleston native James Long had known the news before that. Yet on Wednesday afternoon the former Mountaineer basketball walk-on’s heart was still racing over the announcement he’s joined coach Bob Huggins’ staff as an assistant director of basketball operations.

Non-conference schedules uneven across conference | EerSports
The Big 12's bowl season salvaged the regular season last year. Now 2017's non-conference games need to keep the momentum moving forward.

The Solid Verbal: The entire history of The Solid Verbal (so far) | SB Nation
Y'all need to be listening to The Solid Verbal on a regular basis, if you're not already. It's probably the best college football podcast out there, with Shutdown Fullcast coming in as a close second.

If you've never listened, this week's episode is probably a good one to jump in on. Dan and Ty are on their 10th season, and take a look back at the beginnings of the show.

The NCAA wants Mississippi State’s Leo Lewis at its hearing against Ole Miss | SB Nation
What one rival linebacker says, or doesn’t say, is the investigation’s X factor.

Yes, I know we beat you to death with the 2007 articles yesterday, but I just have to share this video from the mothership. Enough time has passed now that we should be able to look back on the absurdity of that season, as a whole, and laugh about it. Dan Rubenstein is here to help you with that, complete with his weird attempt at an Unsolved Mysterys voiceover.

The new trailer for the Kingsman movie came out last week and somehow slipped past me. I’m not sure everyone holds the same opinion, but Kingsman: The Secret Service was a phenomenal movie and I may be more excited about this one than I am Justice League.

Today’s Miss Throwdown is a former Miss Universe and the girlfriend of New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. I’ve got to say, Danny’s doing pretty dang well for himself. Follow Olivia Culpo on Instagram to see exactly what I’m talking about.