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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/11/19): Huggins Out Of Answers On How To Turn The Season Around

From full-court pressure, man-to-man and a series of zones, West Virginia continues struggling to stop easy baskets

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

WVU recruiting: Junior Days on tap in coming weeks | Charleston Gazette-Mail
National Signing Day has come and gone.It was a wild last couple of weeks for the staff that was also being assembled at the same time. Now it’s time to take a breath ... but just one. WVU’s coaches are quickly moving with an elite Junior Day in the very near future.

QB or outfielder? Trey Lowe gets assist from both coaches | WV MetroNews
West Virginia baseball coach Randy Mazey said he and football coach Neal Brown are intent on helping redshirt freshman Trey Lowe develop a plan for playing both sports this spring.

O-line coach Moore: West Virginia offense to be built around 'fat kids' | WV MetroNews
Speed kills in the Big 12, but West Virginia's new offensive line coach still thinks it's more important to be stout up front.


Huggins out of answers when it comes to turning season around | Times West Virginian
You hear the frustration in his voice, the desperation of defeat. You’d think after 37 seasons of coaching college basketball — 1,210 games in all — Bob Huggins would have seen it all, the good and the bad. You’d think, considering he has survived all those years, he would know how to fix every situation. Yet he doesn’t.

WVU basketball: Huggins clearly frustrated as losses pile up for Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It wasn’t just the fact that visiting Texas beat the West Virginia University men’s basketball team on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. It was how the Longhorns went about pulling away from and eventually burying the Mountaineers in the second half that drew West Virginia coach Bob Huggins’ ire after the game.

Defensive combinations haven't unlocked answer for Huggins | WV MetroNews
From full-court pressure, man-to-man and a series of zones, West Virginia continues struggling to stop easy baskets

Freshman point guard McCabe says team's culture 'needs to change' | WV MetroNews
Much like Da'Sean Bulter all those years ago, McCabe doesn’t shy away from the fact that he would like to become a vocal leader for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia Athletics

No. 2 Mountaineers Retain GARC Title | West Virginia University Athletics
The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team tightened its grip on dominance within the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) today, defeating No. 4-ranked and defending NCAA National Champion Kentucky, 4723-4678, at the UK Range in Lexington, Kentucky, and claiming its sixth consecutive regular-season championship.

Mountaineers Earn Fourth Sweep | West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia University gymnastics team picked up three wins on the road Sunday afternoon, scoring 195.25 and finishing first at Penn's quad meet inside The Palestra.

Mountaineers Bested by Iowa State | West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia University tennis team (2-1, 0-1 Big 12) was defeated by Iowa State, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Life Time Fitness in Des Moines, Iowa.

Around the NCAA

2019’s projected 130-team college football rankings, from Alabama through UTEP | SBNation

The college football teams that out-recruited (and under-recruited) their conferences most | SBNation
National Signing Day is over, and here’s where teams stacked up relative to their peers.

11 special college football recruits to know in 2020, broken down by position | SBNation
Need linebackers or long corners? 2020 has got you.

The 7 best things about the AAF we learned on opening night | SBNation
This league is good!

2019 NFL mock draft: Which teams might trade up in the 1st round? | SBNation
A bunch of picks will get traded on draft night. Here are a few — mostly involving quarterbacks — that could happen.

Phil Mickelson tried to win the Pebble Beach Pro Am in the dark but got denied | SB Nation
We get a Monday finish at Pebble Beach, where Phil Mickelson will go for his 5th career win against Paul Casey, who refused Phil’s plea to play in Sunday night in the dark.

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