Terence Garvin and Qudral Forte have combined to block five placekicks for the defense this spring, but new tactics or secret strategies haven't been a part of the process. "Just getting there" has been the key, as Garvin related more than once after Friday's scrimmage, in which Forte got to another kick.
The same explanation might apply to Garvin's play at safety as well. West Virginia's leading tackler in 2010, Garvin uses a combination of speed and savvy to get to the ball -- attributes that defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel will be counting on building around in 2011.
In this interview, Garvin discusses the defense's ability to get to kicks and the importance of the WVU pass rush in defending against Dana Holgorsen's offense.