WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

All photos by our pal Sean McNamara

This week’s Associated Press Top 25 college football poll is out in a few hours, but you can get a glimpse at how I voted now.

Tom Bragg’s ballot

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Louisiana State
  6. Ohio State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Michigan
  9. Auburn
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Texas
  12. Utah
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Florida
  15. Oregon
  16. Washington
  17. Virginia
  18. Penn State
  19. Iowa
  20. Washington State
  21. UCF
  22. Boise State
  23. Oklahoma State
  24. Arizona State
  25. Iowa State

Greetings from high above Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown. Some news out of WVU as it relates to who is playing for the Mountaineers today against North Carolina State — starting guards Josh Sills and Mike Brown are out against the Wolfpack today, according to a report from 247Sports.

Is this a result of the midweek depth chart shakeup Neal Brown talked about on Tuesday? It would be odd if it was and a *major* message to the rest of the team if those two, especially Sills, were benched as healthy scratches today. Stay tuned on this one.

247Sports is also reporting Dante Stills will start ahead of Reese Donahue at defensive tackle.

Other changes to the depth chart this week that held for the cards handed out in the press box: True freshman Winston Wright is still listed as the starter at “H” receiver and Briason Mays is still listed as the starter at center. We’ll find out how the absence of Sills and Brown changes things for the West Virginia offensive line in about an hour.

 

There was a bit of a shakeup among West Virginia University’s future football opponents this week, and that seems like as good a time as any to spend a few minute gazing into the who, when and where of WVU’s future football opponents.

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Mountaineer Matchups — my weekly look at the head to head battles for WVU football — still runs in the print product even though we no longer do the weekly Mountaineer Gameday section anymore. Matchups needed a home online, so here we are. Lots more after the jump:

 

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Trying something a little different here this time. I have shot and edited my own video at these things before and the most common complaint is about sound quality. Not much I can do about that with what I am working with. So, what I can do is start sharing the video WVU posts to its YouTube account¬†which is much better quality in terms of both audio and video. Plus there is a lot more here than I would be able to shoot and edit while also working on daily print deadlines. Here is this week’s haul from Tuesday interviews:

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