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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/11/18): Leddie Brown may be a freshman, but that doesn’t mean he plays like one

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WVU freshman running back Leddie Brown has impressed his coaches and teammates despite being a true freshman.

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Football

Brown's attitude, talent unlike most freshmen | WV Illustrated
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen does not want to hear that true freshman running back Leddie Brown is a freshman.

Tom Bragg: WVU's Will Grier looks to learn from mistakes made against Kansas | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Nobody expected to see West Virginia quarterback Will Grier turn the ball over as much as he did last Saturday against Kansas, so how is Grier going to learn from those mistakes moving forward?

WV MetroNews – Pitts and Bailey’s Kansas performances give WVU’s secondary options
Derrek Pitts and Hakeem Bailey stood out as fill-ins against Kansas, giving West Virginia's secondary the best kind of problem moving forward.

United Bank Playbook - Iowa State - West Virginia Athletics
Let's take a look at this week's matchup against Iowa State in the second Big 12 road game of the season for the Mountaineers.

Week 7 college football picks, games, odds: Miami, USC, West Virginia on upset alert - CBSSports.com
Week 7 features a number of Top 25 teams on the road in conference play, and teams such as West Virginia, Miami, and USC could be on upset alert.

Derrek Pitts has found a home again at safety for West Virginia - Dominion Post
Derrek Pitts switched from safety to cornerback during the offseason, but after playing well in his old position against Kansas, it looks like Pitts will return to the safety position moving forward.

WV MetroNews – ‘Sweet Spot with A.T.’ podcast: Episode 50 and the last of the Big 12 unbeatens
Do the struggles on the offensive line concern you? Can teams drop more guys into coverage and still get to Grier? These questions and more are answered on this edition of "Sweet Spot with A.T."

West Virginia Athletics

Trio Earns Preseason Big 12 Honors - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU women's basketball team looks like they will be led by three experienced players this season. Junior guard Tynice Martin was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, and senior guards Naomi Davenport and Katrina Pardee were named Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mentions.

Around the Big 12

Texas Tech-TCU matches nation's top offense, Big 12's best D | FOX Sports
Texas Tech with one of the nation's top offenses takes on TCU and one of the Big 12's best defenses tonight.

Colorful and victorious, Texas has boosted excitement in the Big 12 and college football - CBSSports.com
It is starting to look like Texas is really "back" and that means that many college football fans around the country are tuning in to see the Longhorns.

TCU football recruiting: Myron Warren decommits from Frogs | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Three-star defensive lineman Myron Warren announced that he was decommitting from TCU on Tuesday.

Around the NCAA

Georgia football: Next 4 games look harder than expected - SBNation.com
The Dawgs will likely face four straight ranked opponents in a stretch that was supposed to include a couple relative breathers.

Louisville basketball may get hammered by the NCAA, but it won’t get death penalty - SBNation.com
Brian Bowen, Sr. made things look very bad for Louisville in a courthouse on Tuesday.

The best college football fan reaction shots and how they happen - SBNation.com
How camera crews and fans in the stands produce the moments that light up the internet, according to someone who would know.

Jimmy Butler trade: Wolves All-Star returns to practice and yells at everyone - SBNation.com
As the preseason progresses, things are getting worse Minnesota regarding Jimmy Butler, and the situation appeared to dramatically escalate yesterday.

Odell Beckham’s comments about Eli Manning were selfish, but they weren’t wrong - SBNation.com
Odell Beckham, Jr. created a headache for the New York Giants after his ESPN interview, but he also proved that taking charge can make a difference.

MLB playoff schedule 2018: Start times & TV info for League Championship Series games - SBNation.com
Major League Baseball announced the start times for games in both League Championship Series, with the NLCS beginning Friday and the ALCS starting on Saturday.


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