The trend continued during WVU's 62-24 win over Western Michigan, when Glover, playing on the kickoff team, recorded two tackles with crushing open field hits. The second forced a WMU fumble, and although the Broncos recovered the loose ball, the potential that he showed as a playmaker on special teams was evident. He also saw time late in the game on defense, and made his presence felt there as well, racking up a pair of tackles including a sack for a four-yard loss.
Less ballyhooed that players such as Noel Devine, Jock Sanders and Brandon Hogan, Glover nonetheless may have had the greatest impact on the game among all the freshmen that played. He was admittedly helped by his early enrollment at West Virginia, wherein he graduated early from high school and began taking classes in January, 2007. That allowed him to participate in spring football, which gave him a big head start in learning the Mountaineer system, but there's not much doubt that he would have avoided a redshirt anyway.
In this interview, Glover discusses his first collegiate game and the help that the early start provided him.