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Uses of Speed

Tavon Austin

Conventional wisdom holds that a fast wide receiver should run deep routes in order to take advantage of his speed, but that's not the only way to utilize that ability.

In Dana Holgorsen's offense, downfield passing is certainly a major part of the air attack, but it's by no means the only way to make use of players that can blow by defenders. Junior Tavon Austin learned that lesson during West Virginia's spring football practices, and taken it to heart. In fact, it made such an impression that some of those twists are now his favorite parts of the offense. "I...

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