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West Virginia didn't get the number of big defensive linemen that some observers hoped for in this year's recruiting class, but it plans to address its pass rushing and defensive issues with a combination of a scheme tweak and some different types of players.

While WVU's secondary received the brunt of criticism for the Mountaineers' bottom-scraping pass defense in 2012, there was certainly other blame to go around. One unit that also contributed to the tidal wave of passing yardage allowed was the front seven, which accounted for just 23 sacks (#75 in the nation). That lack of pressure on opposing QBs put more on West Virginia's coverage corps, and...

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