Getting There

West Virginia's safety Terence Garvin is one of several Mountaineers who have shown a knack for blocking field goals this spring. His explanation for his success might also apply to his play in general at the spur position in the WVU defense.

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.

Terence Garvin Interview

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