More Player and Coach Reaction: WVU Vs Kansas

The outcome on two sides of the ball could be construed as a mix for West Virginia. The other? Complete domination. Here, linebacker Edward Muldrow and safeties coach Joe DeForest, in charge of the specialists, reviews the play in the 33-14 victory over Kansas.

First up, Muldrow talks about his increased play and WVU's ability to force a Mountaineer Field record 14 punts against the Jayhawks. Until a muffed punt by Jordan Thompson with 5:42 left in the third quarter, KU had ran one play inside Mountaineer territory. Here, Muldrow, who figures to see increased time the remainder of the season against spread passing teams because of his long, 6-3, 205-pound frame, speaks to the effort and execution of the defense, along with his ability to work into the mix at will linebacker.

The junior college transfer also delves into his switch from the sam spot to will, and his play behind Brandon Golson, who, at 6-2, 228 pounds, was moved into a defensive end position to provide for more speed against the pass-oriented teams West Virginia will face over the remainder of the seven-game league slate. Muldrow, a junior, finished with two tackles and was continuously disruptive against an anemic Kansas offense that managed just 176 yards on 62 offensive plays, an average of just 2.8 yards per snap.

DeForest, which has seen special teams make major plays while giving up more than a handful of its own, discusses the 94-yard kickoff return of Mario Alford - his second kickoff return for score of the season - and the lost contain on KU's punt return for touchdown. DeForest noted that his punt coverage schemes, like most of collegiate football aren't complex, but that players must get off blocks. The assistant also said he's never been on a squad that had as many highs and lows as the current Mountaineer squad and the importance of the one play, when his units are judged on such.


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