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Jared Barber

College football players live a lifestyle a Spartan could be proud of during summers, dominated by weightlifting and conditioning exercises. But the 7-on-7 drills players participate in during the coming months will be particularly important for West Virginia's defense.

Spring practice offered Mountaineer players a chance to get acclimated to the hybrid 3-4 defense they will utilize this season, a scheme that is in some respects a vast departure from the 3-3-5 attack that was an intrinsic part of WVU football for a decade. But the lessons of spring can easily begin to wane in the long months from the Gold-Blue game until the start of preseason practices in...

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