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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/2/18): Kyzir White A ‘Hot Name’ In NFL Draft

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The Mountaineer safety is currently a 3rd rounder in some projections, but is that his ceiling?

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Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

My apologies for not getting the Throwdown up on Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve spent two days rebuilding our domain and Exchange servers at work, which took up every bit of my time, and I now require all the alcoholic beverages.

These are all for me.

I’m back though, so let’s do the damn thing.

Football:

Good News: WVU's Grier Healthy Again | West Virginia Athletics
Are you looking for some good news today? Okay, we'll give you some: Mountaineer quarterback Will Grier is once again throwing a football without any restrictions.

Holgorsen Hopes to Build on Red Zone Success in 2018 | West Virginia Athletics
Each year, coaching staffs across the country assemble and go over all of the things their teams did well, all of the things they didn't do well and all of the things they want to see improved during the spring. West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen is no different.

WVU football moves plentiful | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen spoke during Wednesday’s spring media day, he sounded a bit like one of the teachers on campus. At least those in the math department.

WVU analyst lands offensive coordinator job | EerSports
A valuable part of WVU's coaching staff will be in charge of an FCS offense.

Basketball:

Bob Huggins makes sure WVU players aware of stakes in Texas game | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If you peeked at the latest NCAA tournament bracket projections on Thursday, you’d have seen ESPN’s Joe Lunardi had West Virginia University’s basketball team slotted as a No. 4 seed. If you flipped over to CBS’ Jerry Palm, you’d have seen the Mountaineers resting as a No. 3 seed. Yet while WVU jockeys for positioning at that level, there’s no disagreement about where Texas sits: squarely on the proverbial bubble for a berth.

WVU still needs to beat Texas to guarantee No. 2 Big 12 tournament seed | Charleston Gazette-Mail
And then there was one. One regular-season men’s basketball game, that is, for West Virginia University.

WVU leveling out after rollercoaster season | Times WV
The ride has been no less exciting than any of the snowboarding events at the Winter Olympics for West Virginia’s men’s basketball team this season ... slickly gliding uphill, downhill, sidehill at breakneck speed, all the while going through contortions, spins and somersaults that threaten to end it all.

Baseball:

Single Game Baseball Tickets on Sale | West Virginia Athletics
Single game tickets are on sale now for another exciting season of West Virginia University baseball at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Mountaineers and Hilltoppers Meet | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia continues its season-opening roadtrip with a series at Western Kentucky from March 2-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

LA Rams reportedly to trade or release WR Tavon Austin before March 14 | Turf Show Times
It sounds like Tavon’s time with the Rams is coming to an end.

Mountaineers Participate in the NFL Combine | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia University 2017 senior football players Justin Crawford and Ka'Raun and Kzyir White are in Indianapolis for the NFL. The entire event is being televised on the NFL Network.

Draft analyst says West Virginia S Kyzir White has 'chance to be a hot name' during draft process | Diehards
After 94 total tackles and 3 interceptions in 2017, the outlook is promising for West Virginia safety Kyzir White headed into the 2018 NFL Draft.

Around The NCAA:

12 college football games that could define the 2018 season | ESPN
One game certainly can make all the difference in the CFP era. Here are 12 games this upcoming season that could define a program. (Spoilers: Check out #5)

College basketball’s 2018 Championship Week guide | SBNation
THIS IS MARCH

NFL Combine 2018: The biggest test for players is mental, not physical | SBNation
What teams are really interested in from players is how they respond to four days that’s really just one big mental test. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

I’m a couple days late on this, but you should still probably watch it.

SpikeTV rebrand to the Paramount Network has been great. Waco was a great miniseries, and Yellowstone looks like it’s going to be really good as well. Good job, Viacom.


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