Bradley Adjusting to New Role at WVU

Bradley Adjusting to New Role at WVU

For his last 11 seasons as a coach, Tom Bradley was able to get in a certain routine.

From 2000-11, Bradley was Joe Paterno's right-hand man and defensive coordinator at Penn State where he consistently was the leader of one of the most prestigious defenses in all of college football. And he had been at the school since he played for the Nittany Lions from 1975-78.

When he was hired to be West Virginia's senior associate head coach and handle defensive line coaching duties for the Mountaineers shortly before they opened up spring practice this season, Bradley was embarking on another chapter of his coaching career at a different school for the first time in almost 40 years. But that wasn't the only thing he has had to adapt to.

While getting to know his players and the rest of the staff is one thing, it's been a different experience for Bradley to go back to not being a coordinator, as he is now serving as a mentor to his longtime friend (and a major part of why he decided to come to WVU) Tony Gibson, who is in his first season as a defensive coordinator at the FBS level after years around the block as a position coach and expert recruiter.

After Saturday's practice in Wheeling, Bradley talked about his transition to Morgantown and how things are going with him and his players.

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