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Attacking the Opposition

J.T. Thomas

With the majority of key players returning from a highly successful unit a season ago, the Mountaineer defense may opt to become more aggressive in attacking opposing quarterbacks in 2009, according to one of the team's linebackers.

"We're trying to work on being better pass rushers," said J.T. Thomas. "Coach (defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jeff Casteel) talks about that all the time -- us being able to get to the quarterback." "We're working on a lot of pass rush drills where we use speed, finesse and sometimes power -- different things, coming up with different moves and combinations." One of the ways the...

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