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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/12/18): Will Grier worried about home-state residents, not Heisman campaign

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West Virginia’s senior quarterback has the perspective to realize what is actually at stake – namely, the lives of family, friends and total strangers who find themselves directly in the projected path of Hurricane Florence.

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Grier concerned about home-state residents, not Heisman | WV MetroNews
Will Grier doesn’t give a hoot about what Saturday’s canceled game against N.C. State means for his Heisman Trophy campaign. West Virginia’s senior quarterback has the perspective to realize what is actually at stake – namely, the lives of family, friends and total strangers who find themselves directly in the projected path of Hurricane Florence.

WVU-NC State Game Off, Likely Won’t Be Rescheduled | West Virginia Athletics
Shane Lyons met with the media Tuesday, following the announcement of the cancellation of West Virginia's game at NC State

West Virginia unlikely to make up game against N.C. State | WV MetroNews
With Hurricane Florence throwing a wrench into the schedule, No. 14 West Virginia is unlikely to make up Saturday’s canceled football game at N.C. State.

2018 Heisman Watch: Grier Still No. 1, But Ed Oliver Is Closing In | ESPN
Just one point separates Oliver and Grier in ESPN's latest Heisman Watch

Robinson, Bigelow add strength to Mountaineers’ defensive game | Times West Virginian
The fact that West Virginia’s offense has been purring along like a finely-tuned sports car doesn’t come as any surprise, even though the way they are doing it is something out of a mold you might not have expected.But the job done by the defense, despite some adversity such as losing a starting linebacker within the first two weeks, is certainly the most encouraging sign that this may not be another year to add to the number of disappointing seasons.

WATCH: Commit Highlights From Week Four | EerSports
Nearly every West Virginia commit was in action this past weekend, and some future Mountaineers put on an absolute show. Here's a look at some of their top plays from Week Four.

Mountaineers in the Pros: Week One | West Virginia Athletics
In this week's report, Rasul Douglas hauls in his first interception of the season, Bruce Irvin gets to the quarterback and Kyzir White earns his first career start.

West Virginia Athletics

Phillips Medals at World Championships | West Virginia Athletics
Junior Morgan Phillips of the West Virginia University rifle team claimed three top-four finishes at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon, South Korea.

Around the Big 12

Rodney Anderson of Oklahoma Sooners to miss rest of season with knee injury | ESPN
Sooners star running back Rodney Anderson will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his knee on Saturday, his third season-ending injury at Oklahoma.

Texas A&M Aggies replace Texas Longhorns as most valuable program, Forbes says | ESPN
Forbes magazine released its list of most valuable college football programs, with Texas A&M leading the way with $148 million in revenue.

Around the NCAA

Tracking how Hurricane Florence affects college football’s Week 3 | SBNation
Several games have already been moved or canceled.

Virginia Tech and ECU are 2018’s hurricane game mini-spat | SBNation
It was apparently the Pirates call to cancel the Week 3 game with the Hokies. VT has some opinions about that.

RPOs aren’t even the most communist thing about college football | SBNation
Pat Fitzgerald’s metaphor is wrong. But individual defensive liberty is indeed is the best way to stop run/pass options.

Mississippi State’s offense might’ve fixed one big weakness, but there’s still one to go | SBNation
Joe Moorhead’s first MSU offense has been one of college football’s most efficient despite lots of missed opportunities through the air.

Grading the NFL’s new head coaches after they ALL lost in Week 1 | SBNation
The new coaches went 0-7, the worst mark ever. But which ones at least gave fans something to be hopeful about?

Just a Number: How Some of the NFL’s Over-the-Hill Players Dominated Week 1 | The Ringer
The league gets younger every year, but there’s still clear value in rostering some veterans

The Magnetic Charm of Mac Miller | The Ringer
The late rapper was a great friend—to people who knew him and to people who felt like they knew him


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