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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/20/18): Is Dana Holgorsen really on the hot seat?

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Dana Holgorsen is at a crossroads in his career at West Virginia, and there seems to be a nonzero chance that the Mountaineers may be looking for a new head coach after this season.

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Football

College football coaches hot seat: 10 are heating up in 2018 | 247Sports
This season could be the last for 10 college football coaches on the proverbial hot seat. Guess who made the list...

New WVU wideouts playing follow the leaders | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When wide receiver Reggie Roberson joined the list of those leaving WVU’s football program, there was a wee bit of concern. Although the Mountaineers are more than healthy along the receiving corps’ front line, the second line was concerning.

College Football 2018 All-America Team | Athlon Sports
The 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year.

WVU could do something few others have | The Times WV
If there is a void in West Virginia’s rich football history, it is that the two prize awards are missing. The first is a National Championship. The second is a Heisman Trophy winner. Is this the year at least one of those voids is filled? Or both?

WVU AD Lyons supports rule changes | WV News
The NCAA’s Division I Council recently approved a pair of rule changes that figure to alter the landscape of when and where college football players participate. For the most part, West Virginia director of athletics Shane Lyons supports both changes.

Basketball

Clot sidelines Knapper, but point guard expects to be cleared | WV MetroNews
West Virginia point guard Brandon Knapper has been sidelined from basketball competition this summer by a pulmonary episode that led to a blood clot, multiple sources told MetroNews.

NBA draft now straight ahead for WVU's Jevon Carter | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When the NBA Draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, WVU’s Jevon Carter won’t be in the arena’s green room.

Still Hooping, Butler Waits for the Right Call | West Virginia Athletics
Da'Sean Butler is spending another summer in Morgantown waiting for the right phone call informing him where he is going to be spending the rest of this year. Whenever that call comes, he's pretty sure it's going to be taking him out of the country once again.

West Virginia Athletics

Duo Captures National Titles | West Virginia Athletics
Rising senior Ginny Thrasher and junior Morgan Phillips return to Morgantown this fall as national champions, as the pair collected four national titles at the 2018 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol, held June 10-17, at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Around the NCAA

‘Last Chance U’ is at a new school for Season 3. Here’s the brand new trailer. | SBNation
SB Nation has your first look at the third season of the hit Netflix show about JUCO football.

The 8 best parts of the ‘Last Chance U’ Season 3 trailer | SBNation
Season 3 premieres July 20.

An unhappy Mike Leach now wants to debate a ‘USA Today’ writer over who knows what | SBNation
Leach has tweeted a lot of bizarre things lately.

If Vegas is right, 2018’s bowl season will look pretty much like this | SBNation
Let’s base bowl projections on Las Vegas win totals.

Another new NCAA transfer rule makes leaving a lot riskier for athletes | SBNation
It’s part of a package of transfer reforms that includes some really good stuff. What will this part mean?

TODAY’S FBS TEAM PREVIEW BY BILL C

As always, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly is working his way through every Division I FBS football team, from Georgia State to Alabama. Check out the teams Bill has already previewed by clicking HERE.

After previewing every Big 12 football team for 2018, here’s how I think the conference stacks up | SBNation
I’ve now written big previews on all 10 Big 12 teams, and here’s what to know.

Lovie Smith’s Illinois has encountered one slight problem: not enough talent | SBNation
Illinois has won only five games in Smith’s first two years, and unless his QB play takes a huge leap, topping 3-4 wins will be hard in 2018, too.

Maryland has the pieces to get better, but is still in a tough spot | SBNation
Injuries took away DJ Durkin’s most promising players early in 2017, and now they’re back, and some recent star recruits are older. No excuses.

Answering NFL offseason questions from Julio Jones’ holdout to the Browns winning a game | SBNation
Wednesday’s Rise ‘n Grind answers the annoying NFL questions that are popping up everywhere this offseason. Plus, Tom Brady says he’s going to play until he’s 45 and everyone is reading too far into it.

After one round of games, the 2018 World Cup is ... actually wonderful? | SBNation
Reflecting on a first set of games, featuring the brilliant play of Cristiano Ronaldo, England, and Own Goal.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo cultivating his appearance so he looks like an actual goat? | SBNation
It seems insane that this World Cup look would be a subtle dig at Lionel Messi, but I choose to believe it.

Dwight Howard traded to Nets in deal for Timofey Mozgov | SBNation
Howard averaged a double-double last season and still got traded.


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