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Power For Speed?

Owen Schmitt becomes the tailback if Steve Slaton can't play because of his deep thigh bruise. And while that gives West Virginia added power, it saps the speed out of the spread.

There are ways to counter the problem. The first, and most likely, is simply to have Schmitt man the fullback spot and insert tailbacks Jason Colson and Ed Collington in the tailback slot. The second – and what head coach Rich Rodriguez alleges will happen – is for Schmitt to become the tailback. But that takes away much of the speed, the main asset of the Mountaineer backfield and the one edge...

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