WVU Coaches: Time To Tune, Ready for GSU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - There are two echoes of thought coming from West Virginia's coaching staff. The first is that the Mountaineers aren't near game ready, and the second - and more probable - is that the first is used as motivation for the second, that the last vestiges of the preseason be maximized.

Assistant head coach Lonnie Galloway, below, goes over his main position battles on the outside, the red zone receivers he likes when the areas get tight, the ongoing match-ups with WVU's secondary and the ongoing timing and chemistry developments, as well as the locked-in play of Daikiel Shorts, Jordan Thompson and KJ Myers.

In this lengthy interview, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson breaks down the Georgia Southern offense, its misdirection and ability to avoid turnovers and the need for West Virginia's odd stack set to have its most disciplined game of the season. Gibson also speaks to gap control, the use of his safeties and the Mountaineers' team speed.

And finally, Brian Mitchell is asked about Rasul Douglas, his potential playing time and when he might begin to contribute. Mitchell also discusses the one on one abilities of GSU's receivers against the West Virginia corners and the emphasis placed upon not locking onto the run in the option-heavy Eagles' offense, which will bait the corners then challenge vertically with deep throws.

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