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Eric Jobe

West Virginia center Eric Jobe certainly didn't want more playing time at the expense of an injury to first-teamer Mike Dent, but it didn't keep him from taking advantage of the rising senior's absence during the spring.

Jobe, a redshirt sophomore from LaPlata, Md., wants to win the center job on his own merit. Like just about every true competitor, he doesn't like the idea that he might be in the lineup by default, or due to an injury or absence of competition. That was partly the case this spring, as Dent, along with other linemen like Greg Isdaner, Jon Walko and Derek Hayes, missed time due to injury or... Recommended Stories

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