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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Neal Brown will look for new contributors this week

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After West Virginia’s blowout loss to Missouri, WVU head coach Neal Brown is ready to give new Mountaineers a chance.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 20 Memphis at Missouri Photo by Scott Kane/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Football

Brown says Mountaineers to ‘give other guys opportunity’ this week

Neal Brown knew what he was getting in to when he started at West Virginia, even if the challenge is a bit more daunting than even he was counting on. Now that WVU has struggled its way to a 1-1 record, coach Brown is going to give opportunities to “other guys” as the Mountaineers head into their next game against NC State.

Neal Brown Big 12 Coaches’ Teleconference - 9-9-19

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown had a lot to discuss during this week’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference. Listen to what Brown had to say about WVU’s loss to Missouri and the upcoming matchup with NC State.

Mountaineers looking for answers to solve run game blues

After two games, West Virginia is one of the worst teams in the country when it comes to running the ball. Now Neal Brown and the Mountaineers have to find a way to improve their essentially nonexistent run game.

Three Guys Before The Game – Missouri Review (Episode 137)

Saturday was a rough day for the Mountaineers. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval share their thoughts about West Virginia’s first loss of the season on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game.

West Virginia-Kansas Kickoff Time, Broadcast Announced

The Mountaineers and Jayhawks will each open conference play in an afternoon affair, only available on ESPN+. Fans can stream Big 12 NOW with an ESPN+ plus subscription.

As other transfer QBs light up defenses, Kendall struggles at WVU

Austin Kendall was looking for a new opportunity when he came to WVU. He has found that opportunity in the starting position, but is yet to find success, so far.

West Virginia Athletics

Hall of Fame Set for Saturday

WVU will hold its 29th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction on Saturday morning in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The 2019 class includes Meg Bulger of the women’s basketball team, Steve Dunlap and John Thornton of the football program, men’s basketball’s Darryl Prue, Greg Jones and Vertus Jones for the wrestling program, Lisa Stoia for women’s soccer, the rifle program’s Dr. Stefan Thynell, and Pete White for both men’s basketball and track & field.

Mountaineers Primed for Top-25 Foe

The #24 West Virginia men’s soccer team will host undefeated #17 Charlotte tonight in Morgantown. The Mountaineers are coming off of a 2-1 win over Wright State, and Charlotte just defeated #12 Coastal Carolina in a match that went into overtime.

West Virginia Fifth at Gopher Invitational

The West Virginia golf team finished fifth at the Gopher Invitational. Three Mountaineers finished in the top 25 at the tournament.

Around the Big 12

Ed Orgeron confirms LSU did not have A/C in visitor’s locker room during Texas game

Temperature up, horns down. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said that Louisiana Tech gave him a heads up about the locker room situation at Texas, so he and his Tigers braced the heat as they went on to defeat the Longhorns, 45-38.

Big 12 power rankings: Oklahoma still leads while Iowa State gets chance to validate hype

Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa State remain at the top of this week’s Big 12 rankings. The Mountaineers fell one spot, but aren’t in last place.

Five Take Home Week 2 Awards

Oklahoma’s Brendan Radley-Hiles was named Defensive Player of the Week, while wide receivers Denzel Mims of Baylor and Devin Duvernay of Texas were named Co-Offensive Players of the Week.

Around the NCAA

Ranking college football’s new offenses, from LSU to Michigan

Which offenses are thriving with their new identities? Check them out in this ranking of college football’s best new offenses.

AP poll reaction: What’s next for each Top 25 team

The new AP Top 25 poll is out, and here is what you need to know about every team in the rankings, from #1 Clemson to #25 Virginia.

College Football Playoff picks after Week 2

Clemson and Alabama are still the favorites to make the College Football Playoff. Here is how the playoff picture is looking after Week 2.

The 4 most surprising NFL teams, for better or worse, in the first week of the season

The Browns and Steelers laid an egg, but the Cowboys finally have a real offense. Geoff Schwartz recaps the good and bad surprises of Week 1.

Dak Prescott’s big bet on himself is about to pay off

Dak Prescott’s leverage is at an all-time high and neither side will want to wait much longer.

3 NFL teams we believe in this season, against our better judgment

Which non-contender do you think can shock the world in 2019?


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