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WEST BY POD VIRGINIA: Joey Fatone just got eaten by a shark

WEST BY POD VIRGINIA: Joey Fatone just got eaten by a shark

What better way to usher in the college football season than with a little roundtable action? Topics covered include: The amount of hype the Mountaineers have received leading up to this season, and whether or not they’ll live up to it What defines success for the 2018 season Sharknado 6, Jersey Shore Shark Attack and other incredible SyFy Original Movies Thoughts and expectations in Dana Holgorsen’s EIGHTH season at West Virginia The worst website in the world, Twitter.com, which we all agree is actually the best website. Which under-the-radar offensive and defensive players will be...
15 hours ago
West Virginia knocking on the door to a top 15 ranking in the AP Top 25 preseason poll

West Virginia knocking on the door to a top 15 ranking in the AP Top 25 preseason poll

The Mountaineers will enter the season with a very respectable ranking and will have immediate opportunities to move up the poll. The Associated Press just released their pre-season Top 25 poll, and the West Virginia Mountaineers will start the season out ranked No. 17 in the country. The poll mostly falls in line with what the Amway Coaches poll indicated earlier this month, with West Virginia and the Virginia Tech Hokies swapping spots. West Virginia is again the third ranked Big 12 team, behind the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs. The Mountaineers will have plenty of...
17 hours ago
West Virginia’s 2019 Recruits Already Making Waves

West Virginia’s 2019 Recruits Already Making Waves

Four of the Mountaineers’ current 2019 recruiting class started their respective senior seasons over the weekend, and they’re off to an incredible start. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WVU football class of 2019 commits already making waves in regular season | Charleston Gazette-MailWhile the month of August typically means fall camp is in full swing for prep football teams across the country, some already have begun regular season play. That includes...
Aug 17, 2018
West Virginia has top five potential, according to Joel Klatt

West Virginia has top five potential, according to Joel Klatt

The former college quarterback has been a big proponent of West Virginia football in recent years, and this is no different, naming the Mountaineers No. 19 heading into the year. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football FoxSports expert Joel Klatt says West Virginia has top five potential | EerSportsFoxSports college football expert Joel Klatt is running through his preseason Top25 this month. The former college quarterback has been a big proponent of West Virginia...
Aug 15, 2018
25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget Before They Die: The Rise and Fall of Jason Gwaltney

25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget Before They Die: The Rise and Fall of Jason Gwaltney

Let’s talk about what looked to be a supernova burning out in record breaking time. We’ve already talked about Tajh Boyd and Logan Hestie, two prized recruits that claimed to be the future of West Virginia football. We, of course, know that Boyd ended up signing elsewhere and Hestie never played a meaningful down of college football. Today, we’re talking about another highly-touted recruit whose career came crashing down around him after just six games as a Mountaineer. Jason Gwaltney rewrote nearly every Long Island high school football record in his time at North Babylon High...
Aug 15, 2018
Former West Virginia QB Chris Chugunov transfers to Ohio State

Former West Virginia QB Chris Chugunov transfers to Ohio State

Yes, this is our lead story today. Slow news day. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Ex-West Virginia QB Chugunov transferring to Ohio State: Sources | WV MetroNewsThe former Mountaineer is a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibilty remaining. Grier Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List | West Virginia AthleticsWest Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier was named to the Johnny...
Aug 14, 2018
2018 West Virginia Football Position Preview: The Offensive Line

2018 West Virginia Football Position Preview: The Offensive Line

We’ve got ourselves some road graders up front this season. The West Virginia Mountaineers are currently boasting what should be one of the best offensive lines in the Big 12 Conference this season, and what certainly is one of the largest in school history. When Dana Holgorsen arrived in Morgantown in 2011, the majority of the offensive linemen were of the 6’2”-6’4” variety - save for current Tennessee Titans starter Quinton Spain. Today, Spain’s 6’5”, 348lb frame is the standard for the Mountaineers. Holgorsen and offensive line coach Joe Wickline realized that opposing...
Aug 13, 2018
25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget Before They Die: Eight Days of Dakich

25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget Before They Die: Eight Days of Dakich

Let’s talk about the guy that loves to get West Virginia Twitter riled up at every opportunity during basketball season. We’ve got 19 of these things left before the football season kicks off, so we’re going to kick it into high gear and power through the rest of our journey into the dark abyss of Mountaineer fandom. We’re switching our focus to basketball today, and talking about something we should actually all be thankful for. This one just goes to show that even when things look terrible, there’s a chance to come out far better on the other side. Following Gale Catlett’s...
Aug 13, 2018
Jack Allison has cemented himself as the No. 2 QB...for now.

Jack Allison has cemented himself as the No. 2 QB...for now.

The Miami transfer will serve as the backup to West Virginia’s Heisman candidate, but that doesn’t mean he’s the heir apparent to the quarterback throne. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Allison has ‘turned into a guy’ Mountaineers like at No. 2 QB | WV MetroNewsNo one in the program wants to tempt a conversation about Will Grier being re-injured, but his backup has made enough strides to make the offensive staff comfortable. Allison, Lowe battle for...
Aug 10, 2018
West Virginia’s Defense Has Some Home-State Flavor

West Virginia’s Defense Has Some Home-State Flavor

There’s no doubt the high school talent in West Virginia has blossomed, but defensive coordinator Tony Gibson contends his recruiting tactics haven’t changed in the last three years. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Mountaineer D-Line Packed With Size and Depth Heading Into ‘18 | West Virginia AthleticsWest Virginia's defensive linemen no longer have to get off the team bus last with the kickers. That's because the Mountaineers have finally put together a...
Aug 8, 2018
West Virginia’s Defense Looks Challenge The Status Quo

West Virginia’s Defense Looks Challenge The Status Quo

When people talk about West Virginia football, they scream offense and whisper defense. This year, the defense hopes to have their fans screaming, too. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WVU defense looks to change the status quo | The Times WVWhen people talk about West Virginia football, they scream offense and whisper defense. This year, the defense hopes to have their fans screaming, too. WVU’s Bailey’s Sees Growth After Last Year’s...
Aug 6, 2018
A more mature West Virginia team “light years ahead” of those in the past

A more mature West Virginia team “light years ahead” of those in the past

Dana Holgorsen was practically glowing when he spoke about his Mountaineers quad during Sunday’s open practice session. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Holgorsen says mature WVU 'light years ahead' of past teams | Charleston Gazette-MailWest Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has repeatedly said he and his staff are ready to tee off the 2018 season. So perhaps it was appropriate he addressed the media for the first time during...
Aug 4, 2018
Former Alabama linebacker VanDarius Cowan transferring to West Virginia

Former Alabama linebacker VanDarius Cowan transferring to West Virginia

The Mountaineers will round out the 2018 signing class by adding the former 4-star outside backer. According to Mike Casazza of EerSports.com, the West Virginia Mountaineers will use the final remaining scholarship for the 2018 signing class on Alabama Crimson Tide sophomore linebacker VanDarius Cowan. Cowan was dismissed from the Tide in June following an arrest for third-degree assault, after he punched another man in the face in a Tuscaloosa bar. Cowan turned himself in to the authorities, and was released for a “violation of team rules” on the day video of the incident was...
Aug 3, 2018
25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget: 1993 and Sugar Bowl Sadness

25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget: 1993 and Sugar Bowl Sadness

Let’s go back in time a bit - nearly two decades - to talk about an unexpected perfect season that ended with heartbreak As we continue on through our journey into the darkest of the dark and the lowest of the low, I find myself thinking “This article will be quick. I don’t have a lot to say about the topic.” and yet, somehow, I find the words come pouring out. I’m assuming this is from a place that I’ve pushed down and repressed, and these articles give them the opportunity to escape. Today’s topic is no different. We’re talking about West Virginia’s undefeated regular...
Aug 3, 2018
Shane Lyons doesn’t want West Virginia to be last in facilities arms race

Shane Lyons doesn’t want West Virginia to be last in facilities arms race

As players reported to Fall camp, West Virginia’s facilities upgrade plan took the spotlight on Thursday. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Graduate transfers: how much can they help? | WV NewsFaced with a shortage of numbers on the defensive line due to some unexpected transfers, West Virginia went to a now-familiar supply source: the graduate transfer market. That effort wound up with the Mountaineers landing two very good prospects: Kenny...

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