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Common Theme, Evolving Role

WIll Johnson

A couple of common themes dominate summertime interviews with West Virginia's football players as they work with the strength and conditioning staff to prepare for the opening of preseason camp in August – the leadership search by head coach Bill Stewart, and the ways in which upperclassmen will fill those roles.

It was no different for senior tight end Will Johnson, whose expectations are just as high for his performance as a player as they are for a leader going into his final season. "It's my last go around," said Johnson. "I'm trying to step up to more of a leadership role. I'm trying to get that to trickle down to the younger guys. I think them just coming in and watching us [speaks to them]. Us...

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