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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/15/18): Former West Virginia QB Chris Chugunov transfers to Ohio State

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Ex-West Virginia QB Chugunov transferring to Ohio State: Sources | WV MetroNews
The former Mountaineer is a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibilty remaining.

Grier Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc., Watch List, announced Tuesday by the organization.

Diapers and defenses: Will Grier balances life as husband, father, WVU quarterback | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Once Will Grier decided his tenure at Florida was over, he was a popular free agent. Schools like Ohio State and Oregon were suitors. Yet, he said, he just seemed to click with West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen.

Mullet in place, WVU offensive lineman Josh Sills ready to cut through defensive lines | Charleston Gazette-Mail
With all the praise the WVU offensive line has earned this preseason camp, the truth is the right guard position still needs to be solidified. That, apparently, isn’t the case at left guard.

Cajuste is the latest gift from Damon Cogdell | The Times WV
Damon Cogdell has been the gift that keeps on giving for West Virginia University, although we may now be reaching the end of the line with his last prodigy: Offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste.

Center of attention: Jones trails Buccigrossi in preseason battle | WV MetroNews
Despite starting 13 games in 2017, Matt Jones is working second-string during camp.

Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood | West Virginia Athletics
The middle of Milan Puskar Stadium is now Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood. Mr. Robinson, of course, is West Virginia University sophomore free safety Kenny Robinson, who enjoyed an outstanding freshman season in 2017.

Tonkery had to find his voice to man in the middle | WV MetroNews
The Bridgeport product is finding that the move inside to Mike linebacker requires learning new assignments and, just as crucially, learning to be heard.

WVU notebook: Norwood opening eyes at camp; Tonkery adjusting well to MLB | The Times WV
It almost doesn’t matter who you talk to, or when, from the spring or during camp. When you ask about newcomers, one name always is included and that is cornerback Josh Norwood.

Chemistry Is More Than A Class For These Mountaineers | West Virginia Athletics
Perhaps one of the most unappreciated aspects of West Virginia's undefeated football team in 1988, which will be celebrating its 30-year reunion later this fall, was how close those players were on and off the field.

Remaining Football Single Game Tickets on Sale August 15 | West Virginia Athletics
Tickets for West Virginia's home matchups with K-State, TCU and Oklahoma will go on sale to the public through the Mountaineer Ticket Office on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m.

There’s not any real Mountaineer pro news today, but I give you this:

Well, there you have it, folks.

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Around the Big 12

Texas Tech Lands Defensive Back Transfer From Big 12 Foe Texas | LandGrant Gauntlet
Texas Tech managed to get another addition to an already heralded secondary on Tuesday when they landed an in-conference transfer in senior defensive back John Bonney, a player that comes to the Red Raiders from fellow Big 12 member Texas.

Around the NCAA

UPDATE: Lowell Narcisse Transferring | And The Valley Shook
COME TO PAPA DANA'S TRANSFER HUT AND BAIL BONDS EMPORIUM, LOWELL

The Tragedy of Maryland Football Is a Symptom of College Football’s Rotten Culture | The Ringer
A good coach cares about the line between "tough love" and cruelty. DJ Durkin is not a good coach.

Why Maryland ‘parted ways’ with football strength & conditioning coach Rick Court | Testudo Times
AD Damon Evans announced the news on Tuesday.

5 takeaways from Maryland’s press conference on Jordan McNair, DJ Durkin and pending investigations | Testudo Times
Five Maryland football things to know after Wallace Loh & Damon Evans spoke on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The big problem with Will Muschamp’s Maryland comments (and a little problem, too) | SBNation
The South Carolina coach rushed to defend his colleague, overlooking a tragedy and being hypocritical as well.

Big Ten scandals prove it’s not really college sports’ moral guardian | SBNation
Wholesome marketing doesn’t mean much if leaders can’t back it up.

WHY THE NEW OLE MISS MASCOT IS GOOD | Every Day Should Be Saturday
TONY DOES A LOT OF THINGS RIGHT INCLUDING SHOWING CHILDREN THE REAL NATURE OF THE COLD, UNFEELING UNIVERSE

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.

Kirby Smart’s Death Star is almost fully operational. Can the Dawgs finish what they started? | SBNation
Georgia lost some key pieces, but the Dawgs are favored in every 2018 game.

Speed, defense, and a downright reckless schedule? It must be another Auburn football season! | SBNation
Gus Malzahn’s Tigers will have to play at a top-five level just to reach 10 wins. But they’ll probably do it.

2018 LSU might be underrated, but with this ferocious schedule, it might not matter | SBNation
Ed Orgeron’s second Tiger squad will face seven projected top-25 teams, including maybe the most narrative-heavy game of Week 1.

Browns TE David Njoku is waging a lonely war against Fortnite | SBNation
The Browns tight end is a believer in PUBG, and will battle anyone who argues otherwise.

The best piece of fantasy football advice you need for your draft | SBNation
Don’t get too caught up in drafting back-to-back running backs in the first few rounds of your fantasy draft. Here’s what you need to know about the top fantasy option on each team, when to go after Aaron Rodgers and more.

“Cocaine, Speed, and Gallons of Jack Daniel’s”: The Last Rock ’n’ Roll Superstars Were … Korn? | The Ringer
Twenty years after ‘Follow the Leader,’ the band’s mega-successful third album, the scourge that was nu metal looks a little different with hindsight. Lead singer Jonathan Davis and the band reflect on a controversial era of music history.

If this movie doesn’t show Ralph running into some trolls at some point in his Internet adventure, Disney needs publicly shamed.


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