Liberty Bowl Preview: Gibson and Bradley

West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and line and senior associate head coach Tom Bradley detail the bowl preparations against Texas A&M, including the continually moving target of peaking at the correct time and figuring out when to push the team and when it needs rest.

Gibson, in his first interview session since signing a three-year contract worth about $700,000 annually, speaks to the importance of that, the security his family and the players feel, the importance of a multi-year deal in recruiting, his thoughts on the overall defensive improvement and preparation for the bowl and the offensive approach of the Aggies, who can be as explosive as any team in the nation at times.

Bradley, who was part of everything from a no-bowl season to playing for national titles at Penn State, breaks down his postseason prep philosophy, how his involvement with past teams has taught him the fine art of deciphering when a squad is peaking, how Joe Paterno influenced his confidence in making those calls - and some other tricks for keeping players fresh and focused - and the most imperative aspects of winning in a bowl, namely starting fast and tackling,


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