Levels Of Defense

The second and third levels of West Virginia's revamped multiple defensive look seem to have upgraded talent and depth. Now, says spur K.J. Dillon and safety Karl Joseph, it's time to make plays.

Dillon, who injured an ankle in an accident while at home in Apopka, Fla., has missed much of fall camp, but is steadily working back in among the first team. The junior, who will man the Mountaineers' "hybrid" spur linebacker slot, speaks about his recovery, his play at a unique position and the overall defensive depth as the Mountaineers are less than three weeks from their season opener against No. 2 Alabama.

Joseph, who has been moved down into a more physical slot at bandit from his free role, delves into the changes in his game, how the differing roles affect his play and what he expects from himself in his third year of play as a veteran influence.


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