Defensive Assistants Dissect Kansas Offense

The task seems simple for West Virginia's defense: Limit among the worst offenses in the Power Five on a week in which the opposing program has undergone a head coaching transition. But, as coordinator Tony Gibson and senior associate head coach Tom Bradley note, the situation provides a potential spark for Kansas, which could emotionally rally while also tweaking its play calling approach.

Gibson, below, talks about the focus on tackling and limiting missed assignments during the bye week, his approach to a Kansas offense that has struggled against Power Five teams, what he believes he has learned about his odd front multiple set over the initial month of the season and how the defense has responded, mentally and physically, over the first four games.

Bradley, who was in a similar situation to Kansas interim head coach Clint Bowen when longtime Penn State head coach Joe Paterno was dismissed, discusses the situation, his thoughts on what Bowen could do to ease the burden, the potential approach of Kansas to handling the transition during a game week and his thoughts on the bye week and the film review after looking at West Virginia's 45-33 loss to Oklahoma. Bradley also details slowing mobile KU quarterback Montell Cozart, and what the shifty style could mean for West Virginia.


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