West Virginia started an expectedly difficult month 0-2. The idea is to, shomehow, keep that from building upon itself, as it has in recent seasons. Above, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson delves into the defeat, including what issues the Mountaineers had within the passing game, the motional mindset of the team, the expectation of the quarterback keeper on the fourth down in overtime and his thoughts on the overall performance and the individual showing of Jarrod Harper.
Flipping to the other side, Wendell Smallwood (147 yards, 19 carries, 7.7 ypc) talks about the ankle issues that sidelined him during the prep week, how the injury affected his performance, thoughts on the offensive line play and the running lanes, and the needed improvements, including ball security and being able to execute in key situations.
And finally, Terrell Chestnut discussses the changes on the defense without Karl Joseph, how the team responded, Harper's performance and the postgame reaction to Oklahoma State's overtime score that eventually won the game.