Video: Football Interviews 10/2
Stedman Bailey
Stedman Bailey
Posted Oct 2, 2012

West Virginia's receivers are used to getting plenty of space to work at the line of scrimmage, as opposing defenses afraid of the deep ball will back their corners away. But some teams, like LSU last season and Texas this week, have talented cornerbacks and are more apt to play press coverage at the line of scrimmage.

Much has been made about the work ethic of quarterback Geno Smith in the wake of his explosive performance on Saturday against Baylor, and the WVU senior answered some questions about that -- and expressed surprise that his work-ethic is surprising or worthy of attention.

Some were surprised to see Mountaineer coaches award offensive player of the week honors to center Joey Madsen instead of Smith. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson explained what made Madsen worthy of the award.

Continuing the questions about Smith's work ethic, his position coach, Jake Spavital, shared stories about late night text messages from Smith, asking questions about the game plan -- and revealed Smith's suggestions are taken into account when that game plan is put together.

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