First Look: WVU Offense Details Texas Tech

West Virginia's pass protection, especially in a game in which it will be faced with a similar system, will be at a premium. Here, offensive line coach Ron Crook, tackle Adam Pankey and running backs coach JuJuan Seider detail pass protection versus Texas Tech, and discuss what all can do to better WVU's chances against a solid team in a home environment.

First up, the offensive line coach speaks to WVU's performance against Kansas, the tailback expedition of Rushel Shell, the Mountaineers' explosive plays and his praise of the backs in terms of holding each other accountable. Crook, a Parkersburg native, also speaks to consistency, the ideal that the backs keep performing, and how WVU can handle a vastly overrated media aspect of "handling" the atmosphere in Lubbock.

Pankey, the 6-5, 302-pound left tackle, details his thoughts on Quinton Spain and Mark Glowinski, what he models his game after what the previous do, his pass sets, and what the two potential All-Big 12 selections do to make themselves so valuable to WVU. Pankey also discusses the previous pass rush of Oklahoma and Alabama and what he sees of a Texas Tech squad that is a bit underrated based upon their performance. Pankey also lists the twists (in which the DL switches positions before rushing in an attempt to confuse the OL, also called a stunt in basic terms) and darts (attacking an assigned gap as quickly as possible) of the Red Raiders and being prepared for the downs and distances in which Tech uses such.

And Seider is again asked about the running back depth, keeping backs fresh, and utilizing his position where he can maintain freshness. He also notes that Dreamius Smith "dug his own hole" and how the once-anointed starter isn't that on the depth chat. Seider also, again, speaks to the quality of Kansas' corners, and how, as always, a defensive coordinator will always try to stop the run first and how West Virginia counters such.


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