Mountaineer Defense On the Plus Side

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia's defense produced arguably its finest total effort in Tony Gibson's tenure, while doing things that were out of character. Here, the coordinator, along with safeties Karl Joseph and K.J. Dillon, detail the 44-0 shutout of Georgia Southern.

First, Gibson speaks to the game plan, gives his thoughts on the execution and tackling, dissects the run fits and gives a basic review of a performance in which the Mountaineers caught more passes - four interceptions - than GSU's own receivers did with their two receptions. Gibson, relived after the multiple weeks of prep for the triple option, also discusses how much of this performance WVU can utilize for future foes.


Joseph, whose three interceptions are the most for any player since Vann Washington had three against Louisiana Tech in 1994, talks about the defensive performance, his game ball, his thoughts and focus entering the contest and what he most liked - and disliked - about the Mountaineers' in run defense and in negating any semblance of Southern's pass sets.


And finally, Dillon details his defensive and special teams performance and discusses the overall play of the safeties and front six, along with his review of Joseph's play.



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