On The Move

Defensive lineman Julian Miller anticipates action at two different positions this fall, and is already preparing for play at either spot.

Miller, who has played a good deal of defensive end and dabbled at tackle in pass rush situations during his Mountaineer career, is listed as the starter at the interior position on what is a very preliminary pre-spring depth chart. Although he's not built along the the lines of most players who man that position, Miller believes his experience, grounded in the fundamentals of defensive line play taught by assistant coach Bill Kirelawich, will help him as he makes the move inside.

Miller will swtich to the interior for a couple of reasons. First, West Virginia needs a replacement for the graduated Scooter Berry, who was an anchor on the inside. Second, WVU hopes to get pass rushing sensation Bruce Irvin into the mix on more downs as an end. If the moves play out, WVU could have a very different, but still effective, look up front in 2011.

In this interview, Miller discusses the move, the differences in playing tackle and end, and Irvin's progress toward becoming an every-down player in the trenches.


Julian Miller Interview


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