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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/16/19): Former Buckeyes QB Martell is ‘Tathan’ his talents to South Beach, chooses Miami over West Virginia

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Martell has escaped the transfer portal and has landed in Vice City.

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Football

Transfer quarterback Tate Martell chooses Miami over West Virginia | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s entry in the Tate Martell sweepstakes was a brief one.

Brown adds two to staff, including former Mountaineer Addae | Times WV
Jahmile Addae was known as a hard-hitting All-Big East defensive back when he played at West Virginia, but his greatest contribution to the program may be ahead of him as he is one of two coaches Neal Brown added to his football coaching staff on Tuesday.

Brown Welcomes Addae Back to West Virginia | West Virginia University Athletics
Former Mountaineer all-conference safety Jahmile Addae returns home to West Virginia University as a member of its football coaching staff on the the defensive side announced today by head football coach Neal Brown. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time.

Brown Announces Pogue on Coaching Staff | West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Al Pogue will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the defensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time.

Brown Announces Reagan on Coaching Staff | West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Sean Reagan will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time.

Check out salaries for West Virginia’s new football assistants | WV MetroNews
even assistant coaches hired by new West Virginia football coach Neal Brown will receive considerable boosts in salary from their previous stops while also staying well within WVU’s staffing budget.

Basketball

Leadership void has Mountaineers in freefall | WV MetroNews
While the rest of the Mountain State simply would like to experience a Big 12 win, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins would like to see something else from his players: Leadership.

Mountaineers Struggle in Fort Worth | West Virginia University Athletics
Desmond Bane's 26 points led TCU to a 98-67 victory over West Virginia tonight at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

WVU basketball: TCU blows out Mountaineers 98-67 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team has been in some battles in its first four Big 12 Conference games this season — all of them resulting in losses.On Tuesday, the path was different — and not in a good way for WVU — but the result was the same.

WVU blown out by TCU on the road, 98-67, to fall below .500 | Times WV
For the third game in a row West Virginia’s basketball game was shown on ESPNU Tuesday night. Must stand for ESPN Ugly.

Huggins after TCU buries West Virginia 98-67: ‘We didn’t compete’ | WV MetroNews
West Virginia already had lost games that went down to the final minutes. The Mountaineers even lost one by squandering a 21-point lead. The only thing left was to get blown out, which the Mountaineers did Tuesday night 98-67 against TCU.

Martin Giving WVU a Big Boost at the Right Time | West Virginia University Athletics
Surging West Virginia is getting its best player to play her best at the right time of the season. Junior guard Tyince Martin is coming off a 20-point performance in this past Sunday afternoon's 66-55 win at Oklahoma, the Mountaineers' second win in a row and 11th this season.

Around the NCAA

Miami might be having college football’s best offseason so far | SBNation
Tate Martell just adds to Manny Diaz’s haul.

2018’s CFB teams whose results most differed from recruiting rankings | SBNation
Meet the teams whose performance most differed from where recruiting said they should’ve been.

5 reasons Clemson should accept Quavo’s invitation after going to see President Trump | SBNation
Quavo tweeted an invitation to the Tigers after their White House visit. They should immediately take him up on it.

How Ohio State can unlock Justin Fields’ massive potential | SBNation
Fields gives Ohio State an all-world athlete with an arm. Ohio State might give Fields the perfect place to grow.

NFL playoffs Panic Index 2019: Tom Brady has fewer postseason road wins than Mark Sanchez | SBNation
Brady’s Patriots have just three wins as the away team in the playoffs, but Bill Belichick has Andy Reid’s number. Plus, Drew Brees’ arm is suddenly looking its age and the Rams’ fate may already be sealed.

What life as an NFL practice squad player on the move *really* looks like | SBNation
Moving at a moment’s notice. Finding temporary housing. Learning new playbooks. These are the harsh realities.

How Anthony Edwards became ‘Ant-Man’ and a potential NBA No. 1 draft pick | SBNation
Anthony Edwards always knew he could become the best basketball player in the country, but even he was surprised by how fast the transformation took place.

Is Spotify’s Model Wiping Out Music’s Middle Class? | The Ringer
Fans may assume the $10 they pay for a monthly streaming subscription goes to the artists they listen to most. That’s not the case. Now, a growing number of musicians and industry players want change.

Marc Summers and the Never-ending Obstacle Course | The Ringer
A beacon of nostalgia, the host of the euphoric late-’80s kids game show ‘Double Dare’ is back with Nickelodeon for a 2019 reboot—but the intervening years haven’t been as easy as his famously sunny demeanor would suggest


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