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Rod Smith admits he could no more run West Virginia's current spread offense if he was in his playing prime than he could now, as its 34-year-old quarterbacks coach. Besides, he says, it's much more fun to supervise it now – as long as one is not overly ambitious.

"It's a different animal," Smith said. "The duel-threat guy is such a big prescience in our offense. It's what makes us go, really. Defenses have a hard time stopping a running quarterback. If he can throw as well it creates problems." Smith could do the latter. The 1997 Glenville State graduate threw for a then-WVIAC record 341.7 yards per game in leading the Pioneers, under head coach Rich...

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