Veteran Backs Also Working At Slot

Dustin Garrison and Andrew Buie have taken the advice of nearly every employment service in using their versatility to become a greater value to the organization. The veteran Mountaineers, in a logjam in the talented backfield, have also played at slot to better their chances of for contribution.

Garrison, who received a medical hardship after playing in just three games last season, enters this campaign as a redshirt junior. The 5-8, 185-pounder has the build and skillset for the slot position, and has been working there to try and gain added playing time. Garrison, below, who rushed for a freshman school-record 291 yards against Bowling Green in 2011, talks about his split time, the nuances between pass and run blocking and what has enabled him to gain a reputation as among the most physical of West Virginia's players.

A very straightforward Buie, who spent a redshirt season last year at home in Jacksonville, speaks about his abilities, playing in the slot, his return to the game after time away, and his succinct approach, which essentially amounts to putting in the time and effort and either being good enough to contribute, or not.


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