More ISU Preview: Offensive Breakdown

Offensive linemen Tyler Orlosky and Mark Glowinski are literally on the forefront of any pressure breakdowns within an offense that has both struggled and hummed along at various points this season. Here, they, along with receivers coach Lonnie Galloway, detail regaining trust within the entire unit and how, in every phase, the Mountaineer offense can again resemble the staunch unit it once was.

Orlosky, one the better young centers West Virginia has had over the last few decades, notes that the Mountaineers are putting a major emphasis on this game, and finishing the season strongly and with a winning mark overall and in the Big 12. Orlosky also speaks to the pressure, real or imagined, felt by Clint Trickett and how the quarterback - whoever it is - and line can begin to rebuild some of the trust that has eroded in recent weeks with mediocre play on both sides.

Glowinski, who will play his last regular season game as a Mountaineer this weekend, delves into much the same discussion, and notes that whatever the issues are with Trickett are very much his to solve in terms of phantom pressure. Glowinski also compares Iowa State's front with that of K-State, and notes that, once again, the WVU offense must remain patient and not press the action. That, he notes, is when the team performs at its highest levels.

Finally, Galloway details the recent struggles of Trickett, and what his wideouts can do to help alleviate the problem. Galloway also talks about downfield blocking, his players only having the ball in their hands 10 percent of the time - meaning 90 percent of their play must be far less selfish - and continuing to hone in on making positive plays in whatever manner feasible.


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