WVU Coordinators Detail Oklahoma

There are inherent advantages and disadvantages to West Virginia's offensive and defensive schemes against Oklahoma. Here, WVU's coordinator's discuss their approach to slowing a vaunted team ranked fourth in the nation and expected to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Here at BlueGoldNews.com, we spend five minutes with each. First up, OC Shannon Dawson comments on the Mountaineer run game, red zone conversion rate, tempo of play, the exceptional performance of quarterback Clint Trickett, and the approach against a team with far more experience, especially at linebacker, than what Alabama had in WVU's opening loss.

Here, DC Tony Gibson speaks to the development of Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, addresses the loss of Daryl Worley at cornerback and a potential starting line-up, the ceiling of play for Ishmael Banks in his return after an NCAA-mandated three-game academic suspension, and the elimination of just a couple plays that hurt West Virginia in a win over Maryland. Gibson also notes how much he likes the confidence and mentality of this entire Mountaineer team.


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