Biggest Test For WVU Is Self

It remains the truest of maxims that the biggest test for any person, team or organization is the continued ability to challenge itself. Such is the case this weekend, when West Virginia plays host to No. 4 Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

For Oklahoma, it's a primetime chance in front of a national television audience - Fox at 7: 30 p.m. EST - to prove that its program is exactly what was advertised in the preseason, namely a national power expected to be in football's version of the Final Four. For West Virginia, it's the second opportunity in four weeks to challenge a blue blood, and one ranked in the top five in the nation.

Not many programs, or players, get this opportunity this early in the season, and the Mountaineers, to a man, understand the value and worth of such an experience, especially at home were WVU has pulled some Mountaineer magic in the past. Here, assistant head and receivers coach Lonnie Galloway talks about the confidence he has in his entire group, looking at better depth, the confidence he has in the relationship between Clint Trickett and the wideouts and the entire symbiosis WVU's offense is continuing to develop.

Senior associate head and defensive line coach Tom Bradley dissects West Virginia's defensive effort against Maryland, the importance of continued effort and hustle, the superior mental ability to overcome the highs and lows versus the Terps and his sense of the beneficial make-up and leadership of this Mountaineer team.

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