2009 WVU Preview: Defensive Backs

Posted by Frank Ahrens on August-24-2009 Add Comments

WVU's defensive backfield will be counted on as it has rarely been before during the 2009 season; defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel has promised more blitzing, putting his defensive backs in more one-on-one situations.

The good news is, the defensive backfield in WVU's unusual 3-3-5 odd-stack defense is experienced.

The starting cornerbacks will be junior Brandon Hogan on one side and redshirt sophomore Keith Tandy (seen hanging onto Hakeem Nicks's leg, above) on the other.

In many ways, Hogan has been an answer in search of a problem since arriving at WVU two years ago. He was a dual-threat quarterback in high school and his senior season numbers look like typos: 2,5...

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